February 2019 E-Newsletter
Are Changes a Threat or an Opportunity?
Over the last several years many in the alarm industry have been distressed over the many new entrants into the market. With the integration of automation, video, and other security-based systems the market is now being driven by industries not before associated with the alarm industry and technologies that did not even exist just a decade ago. It is transformative, and for many, concerning. But the real question is, are these changes, new entrants and technologies a threat or should they be seen as an opportunity?
Heading to ISC West? Register For Free!
ISC West, April 9-12, is the largest security industry trade show in the US. It is an opportunity to network with over 30,000 security professionals! Experience live demos and stay up to date with industry trends. Courtesy of CAA, you can now register to attend for Free. Click the button below to register now!
Kirk MacDowell Helps Raise $9,100 for SIAC
Kirk MacDowell hosted a callout to support Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) fundraising efforts with tremendous success. The event was held in San Francisco at the CAA meeting, creating a high degree of awareness and energy around SIAC’s causes. SIAC, is a non-profit that tackles-on the challenge of improving alarm management practices across the U.S. and Canada. They work avidly to retain law enforcement as first responders, which is a key factor for consumers who choose a security system. SIAC’s mission is to empower security companies through education and serve as a liaison in local legislation.
Kirk MacDowell is a 38 Year Industry Veteran and president and founder of MacGuard Security Advisors, Inc., which provides consulting services to the security and life safety industry. 
GMS Tip of the Month
Dealers, do you want to give your customers added value? Share this tip on how your customers can keep their home safe. 
It's common for people to have house/pet sitters and having a security system can be extremely helpful in monitoring activity in and around the home. Recommend them to turn on push notifications to confirm door activity, view cameras to ensure the select person/people enter the home, adjust their thermostats to keep comfortable and modify lights/locks schedule to accommodate sitters. For more tips check out next month's newsletter.
DMP University
What is it?
DMP University is an online platform that provides training courses and videos to help you and your staff become more confident in their knowledge of DMP products. This resource is available 24/7, allowing you to engage in interactive training whenever and wherever it's most convenient. 
While DMP University does not replace an Instructor-Led Training Class, though it is a great option for training on a specific product that only takes a short amount of time. 
How do I enroll?
Where do I start?
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.