February 2019

Ways to grow business in today's changing world
Are you prepared for the next sunset? Companies across the United States are beginning to sunset their 2G and 3G networks in favor of 4G and Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technologies. Verizon has announced that it will cease to support 3G devices on its network after December 2019, T-Mobile one year later and Sprint a year after that. With the new sunset approaching, now is an great time to talk to your customers about a system upgrade and new features that are available.
WHIRC can help you take an old system and make it new again with interactive services through SecureNet, AlarmNet, Telguard, Uplink, or any third-party provider that we are integrated with. This will update the functionality of the system to be able to use apps and additional features without updating the whole system.
A study by Parks Associates noted that only 23 percent of current security subscribers have an integrated smart home device. By switching your customers to interactive services, you can maintain and grow your customer base. This happens because interactive products make the customer sticky to the dealer as customers will come to depend on this technology that they will use every day. These add-on products are also key to driving new recurring monthly revenue.
This year, one of WHIRC's goals is to get our dealers ahead of the sunset and help them prepare. We are doing this by implementing new technology like SecureNet, which is a more universal platform to transition older systems into a more interactive system. WHIRC is fully integrated with most third-party communication vendors.
At WHIRC, we work with distributors and manufacturers to ensure pricing competitiveness. As a WHIRC partner, you receive discounts from distributors. If your customers do have to replace gear due to the sunset, you can take advantage of our partner pricing and get it at a discounted rate. You may choose to pass those savings along to your customers as a further incentive to move them to an interactive system.
Save the date: 
2019 WHIRC Partner Symposium

WHIRC will host the 2019 Partner Symposium on Thursday, June 20, at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown. Look for more details and registration information to come. We hope to see you all there!
Quote of the Month
If everyone is moving forward together,
then success takes care of itself.
-Henry Ford
Featured Article
Integration of smart devices key to driving RMR growth
According to new research from Parks Associates, the integration of smart home products will be key to drive new recurring monthly revenue (RMR) growth among security companies.

Parks' "360 Deep Dive: Driving RMR Growth with Add-on Products & Services" notes the security industry has experienced flattening RMR growth as adoption of interactive services has exceeded 50 percent of security subscribers.

Honeywell discontinuing Total Connect 1.0 in 2020

Honeywell Total Connect 1.0 Remote Services will be discontinued in January 2020 and will no longer be valid for the end user. WHIRC and Honeywell are encouraging dealers to begin upgrading customers to Honeywell Total Connect 2.0, which offers more advanced smart features.

Learn more about your options. Call WHIRC today at (800) 858-7811.
Featured Promotion
Free indoor camera from SecureNet

SecureNet is offering a free indoor fixed camera to dealers once their demo account is set up. Contact us at (800) 858-7811 to learn more about this special offer.
WH International Response Center 

  www.WHIRC.com | ( 800) 858-7811