November 2019 E-Newsletter
Cost Savings and Faster Transmission
GMS offers multiple Cell and IP Communications options. Many 3rd Party Cell Communicator providers receive your Customers initial Signals from the protected premises to their 3rd Party’s NOC (Network Operations Center) t hen the NOC re-transmits the Signals via Dial-Up technology to the Central Station such as re-transmitting the Signals via Modem Banks to your Toll-Free Receiver Line(s), this incurs a charge to your Toll-Free Receiver Line(s) the same as if the Customer was programmed to report to one of your Toll-Free Lines at the Central Station via Telephone Line based communicator. There is an Option you may not be aware of to SAVE COST and speed up delivery to GMS on transmissions from 3rd Party Providers!
CAA Winter Convention 2019
Be sure to register today for the CAA Winter Convention 2019 Annual Fundraiser & Tribute, December 4th - 7th, 2019 @ The Fairmont-San Francisco . The first TWO individuals from each Dealer/Installing Alarm Company Are FREE GUESTS of the Sponsors . Click the link below for the registration form. In addition GMS is offering a FREE One Room - One Nights Stay for GMS Partner Dealers! Contact GMS at (800) 839-7212 for more details.
November is Military Family Month
  • The month of November is Military Family Month. We at GMS would like to encourage everyone to take some time to honor the families that sacrifice so much to support our troops. There are many local and national services provided to show appreciation during Military Family Month and beyond. Here are just a few:

  • Every year you should be able to download a ‘Military Family Month’ packet from the Armed Services YMCA at The packet typically contains: a Military Family Month Poster; a Message from the President; a letter from the National Executive Director of the ASYMCA; Military Family Month Program Suggestions; and Guidelines for the annual art and essay contests.

  • Military children can find comfort in a free custom made photo transfer quilt or pillow through this program for children of deployed service members – Operation Kid Comfort.

  • Sears Heroes provides gift cards for military families at Home Registry Sign ups. Signups usually happen in Late Fall- Sears Heroes.

  • Home Depot offers a 10% in-store discount for those with valid military ID, but the company is also recognized as an important employer of military spouses. A Home Depot employee-run resource called Military Appreciation Group, “is dedicated strictly to supporting active military associates, deployed reservists and their families,” according to the Home Depot official site.

  • College campuses with ROTC units may host parades featuring trainee Reserve officers marching, displaying the colors, holding drills, etc. These events may be organized on campus, or ROTC units may partner with local organizers for events in the community.

The following are just a few ways to increase awareness, and provide support to the military community:

  • Create a Spouse or Service Member Care Package with items that would help either ease stress during a deployment.

  • Create a spouse care package for them to enjoy and help reduce stress during training, deployment, and PCS moves and relocation's.

  • Thank an Active-Duty Member, Veteran, Military Spouse, or Military Child for their service.

  • Visit war memorials with your family to teach your children the value of service.

  • Fly the U.S. Flag.

  • Adopt a military family for the holidays by sponsoring a Food Basket or Toys for junior enlisted military families through the ASYMCA’s Operation Holiday Joy.

  • Contact your nearest military base Morale, Welfare, And Recreation (MWR) office to see what events or activities might be planned on-post honoring families including special events, contests, or discounts for local businesses or attractions. Sometimes just showing up for an event or ceremony creates a stronger bond in the community.

  • Volunteer at a local chapter of a Veterans Service Organization (VSO) such as the Red Cross, AmVets, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), American Legion, etc.

  • Donate professional services to military communities. Are you a professional counselor, psychologist, social worker, therapist, child care professional, or community organizer? Private and chartered organizations serving military families may need your expertise to make an impact in military communities whether active duty, Guard, Reserve, retirees, etc.

  • Visit a veteran receiving care in a VA hospital or nursing home.

  • Offer a military neighbor a bit of respite with volunteer childcare to get errands accomplished or to even enjoy a few hours to recharge.

  • See someone in uniform? Thank them for their service or surprise them with a free coffee, dessert or drink if they are in line behind you.
Are You Leveraging GMS Services to the Fullest?
GMS offers a wide range of monitoring services to help empower your business and boost RMR. Whether it is Business, Industry, Government, Commercial, or Residential requirements GMS provides the most powerful event monitoring tools on the market today. Call us today to learn more about our custom solutions, call GMS today, (800) 839-7212.
Referral Program
Current and Active Dealer Partners will receive up to $1,000.00 in the form of a credit towards your monitoring invoicing for referring a new dealer to GMS for Monitoring Service Solutions that is not currently a GMS dealer.