NextAlarm Monitoring Services and Hughes sign a distribution agreement
NextAlarm offers a variety of burglary and fire protection products for homes and small businesses. Under the agreement, Hughes will offer all of NextAlarm's products and services to subscribers of its HughesNet service.
NextAlarm Monitoring Services, Inc. announced a distribution agreement with Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services and a leading provider of managed network services. NextAlarm offers a variety of burglary and fire protection products for homes and small businesses. Hughes is the leading provider of broadband satellite Internet service in the U.S. Under the agreement, Hughes will offer all of NextAlarm's products and services to subscribers of its HughesNet service.
The NextAlarm line of products features wireless security cameras, a wireless alarm system, and a patented broadband adapter that allows most existing alarm systems to communicate over the Internet. NextAlarm has developed a special communication protocol that allows its wireless alarm system to be monitored directly over a HughesNet satellite Internet connection. This protocol is exclusive to NextAlarm and HughesNet, making the combination the only way to achieve monitored security over satellite with a mass market solution.
NextView, the video surveillance product offered by NextAlarm, is also unique in that it does not require on-site video storage or constant uploading to a remote server. The cameras feature a buffer which is continually updated, but is only sent to the NextAlarm servers in the event of an alarm. When an alarm does occur, the buffer is uploaded, and includes a video starting 10 seconds before the alarm, and ending five minutes after. This allows NextView to keep cost and bandwidth use to a minimum, while still providing a strong visual record of alarms.
"We have a history of innovation in this industry, especially in the field of keeping costs low with a high number of features," stated NextAlarm CEO Alex Elliot. "We are proud to be the only alarm company that offers service to consumers over satellite."
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