Tyco Security Products announced last week that it has entered into a partnership with alarm signal communications solutions provider Telguard, a division of Telular, to provide support for its DSC Intrusion line of products.
In a statement, Tyco said that it is “committed to an interactive future” for DSC and all its intrusion brands and that it has “revised its interactive strategic direction.” Under this new partnership, DSC’s hardware will be outfitted with Telguard’s communications solutions. Users of DSC’s current C24 interactive offering will migrate to Telguard’s HomeControl offering via the iControl Networks’ OpenHome software platform.
“We’ve always had great respect for DSC’s long history in building best in class security hardware platforms and are pleased to come together and join forces,” said Shawn Welsh, vice president of marketing and business development for Telular. “We look forward to combining our individual strengths to serve DSC dealers and their customers.”
Current C24 Interactive dealers can carry on activating and adding interactive services without disruption until the migration date, but will need to sign on as a Telguard authorized reseller to continue offering interactive services to end users after the migration date.
“We recognized the expertise of Telguard as a service provider, making them an ideal company to partner with. Their commitment to move forward, working with iControl, to provide high quality, reliable service and customer support complements our own passion for delivering world-class security hardware and services. We are dedicated to the future of Interactive services and to providing compatibility and choice through the Tyco global family of products,” said Stephen Meagher, director of product management, Interactive Security Services, Tyco Security Products.