Dallas â€“ September 22, 2006 â€“ Monitronics International, a leading national provider of security alarm monitoring services, and BlueWave Security, The Wi-Fi Lock and Security Company, today announce a partnership to provide the next generation of centrally monitored, IP-based access control.
BlueWaveâ€™s physical access control solution is an end-to-end, IP-network solution with full support for both the IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) and 802.11 (Wi-Fi) standards. BlueWaveâ€™s BlueLink door controllers eliminate the need for traditional panels, and integrate with any industry-standard locking device and electronic reader.
â€œMonitronics is pleased to be working with BlueWave to provide our dealers and end users a new generation of physical access control. The BlueWave technology is unique in the industry for its flexibility, ease of installation, network-centric approach to access control, and price pointâ€ said Michael Haislip, CEO.
â€œThe BlueWave solution is the convergence of open-standard IT data networks and physical access control,â€ said Mance Harmon, CEO and Founder of BlueWave Security. â€œEach door is treated as a node on the Ethernet or Wi-Fi data network, and can be centrally managed from any location in the world. Because we eliminate the need for panels and the need to pull cables, the BlueWave solution provides fully-managed access control for about the same price and ease of installation of a stand-alone, battery-powered lock. We are delighted to be partnered with a leading provider of monitoring services.â€
About Monitronics International Monitronics International, Inc., the nationâ€™s largest privately held alarm monitoring company, provides state-of-the-art monitoring and customer service to residential and business customers across the U.S. Monitronics currently monitors more than 500,000 residential and commercial customers. Headquartered in Dallas, Monitronics International, Inc. has more than 500 full-time and part-time employees and has been named to the Inc. 500 list of Fastest Growing Companies for a record-breaking seven years in a row. Information about Monitronics International can be found at www.Monitronics.com
About BlueWave Security BlueWave Security, The Wi-Fi Lock and Security Company, provides Wi-Fi technology components and solutions to manufacturers and system integrators in the physical security industry. BlueWave Security leverages relationships with Symbol Technologies, Clark Security Products, General Lock Service and the Wi-Fi Alliance to bring Wi-Fi and Ethernet-based access control solutions to the physical security market. The company is privately held and headquartered in Austin, Texas. Information about BlueWave Security can be found at www.BlueWaveSecurity.com