KEEP YOUR IP
Keep Your IP recently announced their cooperation with global standards provider, UL (Underwriters Laboratories) in an attempt to expand the scope of several of their standards and categories wherein the Keep Your IP line of IP forwarding services can become certified.
At present, UL's Certification of Alarm Services is specific to protected properties and has some limits. These limits include the aspects of the telecommunications infrastructure within the service. UL Alarm Service Certificates currently specify that their Certificates do not apply to the communications channel between the protected property and any facility that monitors signals from the protected property.
Keep Your IP's service, and its supporting hardware, lie in the communications channel between protected property and the monitoring facility which presently puts it outside the scope of UL's Certification.
Davin Roos, President of KYI, Inc., says, "We are very excited to assist UL in establishing a category that will address new technological advancements on communications within the alarm industry."
"Today's technology makes it possible for innovators to deliver an amazing array of new and beneficial services. Helping organizations bring those services into the market in a way that preserves the integrity of the public's security is a big part of UL's mission." stated Steve Schmit, Engineering Manager at UL LLC out of Northbrook, IL. "We look forward to working with Keep Your IP and the entire industry on Certification solutions that bring trust and confidence to all stakeholders."
UL has confirmed that an alarm company's use of the Keep Your IP service would not impact their Listing or Certification status in any way.
To that end, UL has communicated their desire to better accommodate the rapidly changing communications infrastructure and hope to have an offering that fits the Keep Your IP product in the not too distant future, possibly as early as the first quarter of 2013.
Keep Your IP also recently announced a major reseller agreement with COPS Monitoring, one of the country's largest wholesale monitoring companies.
KYI, Inc. and COPS Monitoring have signed an agreement wherein COPS will offer the complete lineup of Keep Your IP services to their approximately 3,500 dealers.
Keep Your IP is considered the industry's first and only internet IPv4 forwarding service designed exclusively for the alarm industry. Keep Your IP services will be both a tool to increase value for the alarm dealer by giving them better control over of their accounts as well as critical IP disaster recovery support service for the Central Station.
Davin Roos, president of KYI, Inc., says, "By providing alarm professionals with their own secure IPv4 numbered address, they get the peace of mind of knowing that as their business grows and merges into the new internet IP based world, they will be able to direct that growth as they desire."
"COPS Monitoring continually searches for ways to offer leading-edge services to help our dealers prosper," added Jim McMullen, President and COO of COPS Monitoring. "We are proud to offer Keep Your IP's services and we're confident that our dealers will see the advantages of having the flexibility and assurances they can offer."
For the complete interview with Davin Roos, President of KYI: http://www.securitystockwatch.com/Interviews/in_Boardroom_KYIP.html
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