March 27th , 2012
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, announced a Connectivity Partnership with NextAlarm and their VoIPAlarm product.
The VoIPAlarm solution allows the customer's HAI home control system to call and report alarm activity to a central station over IP for a low monthly service fee. This solution is ideal for customers that don’t have landline service or for customers that have an existing VoIP telephone service which doesn’t properly transmit alarm signals to the central station.
To install, simply connect the customer's HAI alarm panels RJ11/31X connection to the phone port on the VoIPAlarm adapter and the Ethernet connection to the customer's router. Then, let VoIPAlarm know where the signal should be sent. The options include: use the existing number in the panel, provide a new phone number and account ID, or choose from one of VoIPAlarm’s partner stations to send the signal completely in IP. Send a few test signals and the customer has now been transitioned to IP and signals are sent securely to the central station over IP. Additionally, the customer and/or dealer can receive additional alarm notifications via SMS/Text, E-mail, and IVR (Interactive Voice Response). All of this capability is available with a low cost adapter and a low monthly service fee.
“We have many customers using HAI systems, and we’ve always felt that our products are a great fit for each other,” stated Alex Elliot, CEO, NextAlarm. “Both product lines focus on cutting edge, high tech applications for affordable equipment, and on getting the most out of your security or home automation system.”
“HAI is excited to give our customers this unique option,” explained Scott Dudoussat, HAI Director of Technical Services. “As Customers are moving to IP voice services or dropping their analog phone line completely, HAI dealers need the ability to keep their customers alarm systems connected.”
HAI products are available through a worldwide network of Distributors and installing Dealers in over 80 countries. For more information on HAI, please visit www.homeauto.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About HAI (www.homeauto.com): HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) is a privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use based in New Orleans, LA. Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award-winning automation products, including home control systems, programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches, Whole Home Audio systems, video surveillance equipment, access control products, Touchscreen interfaces, and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet. All products are sold through HAI’s worldwide network of Distribution Partners and installed by trained dealers in over 80 countries.
About NextAlarm® Monitoring Services:
NextAlarm® Monitoring Services Inc., The Broadband Alarm Company®, was established in 2000 by a team of alarm industry experts with more than 50 years of collective experience. The company provides service to thousands of homes and businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, including those who have switched to VoIP over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone service. For more information about NextAlarm.com®, visit www.NextAlarm.com.