Central monitoring station AlarmWATCH announced this week that it has partnered with German-based HeiTel Digital Video, a developer of hardware and software solutions for the video intervention and remote monitoring markets.
The partnership will enable AlarmWATCH to expand its video technology surveillance services to its residential and business customer base.
HeiTel's Video Gateways bring video into the central monitoring station from existing CCTV equipment. This surveillance technology will provide AlarmWATCH operators with real-time video from a customer's site, as well as two-way audio capabilities.
"HeiTel's sophisticated Video Gateways make sense for AlarmWATCH because of the company's strong dealer relationships that until now did not have an effective model to obtain recurring monthly revenue (RMR) from existing CCTV accounts," said Dirk Ostermann, CEO of HeiTel USA. "We are excited to provide our Video Gateways as an innovative technology solution to promote the expansion of AlarmWATCH services."