This can only be described as ‘a result’!

We have just received some excellent news from a customer of RISCO and CSL, our integration partner which shows our solutions delivering an instant result.

 

“I have a RISCO Agility Intruder alarm installed at my friend’s empty house. It is using the CSL Dualcom Sim as there are no phone lines at the property.

It alarmed on my phone and sent the pictures through on the app. I called 999 and jumped in my car to head over to the property.

As I arrived at the house I was met by four police cars which included two dog units. All three intruders had been caught and were being detained outside with a lovely Alsatian Police dog watching over them.”

It is fantastic to get such feedback and we would love to hear about other such positive results.

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The world is changing…. Are you?

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The home automation revolution is upon us – get your slice of the cake!

You may have noticed huge consumer marketing campaigns by giants such as British Gas with Hive, and other energy providers such as NPower utilising Nest from Google, amongst a range of home automation products.

There is a surge in customer demand right now and over the past couple of years, IoT (Internet of Things) has become the next big thing.  The ability to control heating, lighting, locks, garage doors, entertainment systems from a single app is proving extremely popular and generating high levels of growth.

There is great potential for security system installers to piggy back onto the home automation revolution using security as the core of the system, rather than heating, lighting, etc.

Research suggests consumers want connected home built on security

RISCO conducted end user research, regulated by YouGov Plc. We spoke to over 4000 consumers on attitudes towards intruder alarms and how, when, where and why they are being used.  The report is available to download at www.causeforalarm.co.uk.

One of the major findings of the report is that more than one in two consumers (54%) want a ‘connected home’ built around security and are interested in installing an alarm system that controls other household systems.

Furthermore, alarm installers are in a strong position to provide connected home devices.  Householders would trust an alarm manufacturer to provide a connected home system with an alarm element (49%) over their TV, internet, telephone, gas, electricity, boiler or internet search providers.

Seamlessly integrated video. Low cost, high margins.

Competitors have recently been promoting their integrated video camera capabilities at costs well in excess of £100. RISCO’s VUpoint P2P solution is much more advanced, seamlessly integrated and easy to install into professional security systems and smart home automation creating a truly connected home and is available via one intuitive app/browser.

And this can be provided to your customers at a comfortably lower price, whilst delivering exceptional margins.

Cross sell. Up sell. Protect your revenue.

There is a huge opportunity for you to tap into general consumer marketing to deliver RISCO Smart Home and VUpoint P2P to your customers – cross selling to new customers, and upselling to existing. 

You can grow and protect your recurring revenue (increase maintenance contract revenue, now firmly underpinned by the customers’ requirement to access the installer controlled RISCO Cloud).

The electronic security industry is now starting to embrace the IoT revolution in a big way, especially with regard to home automation.  Don’t be left behind.  Choose RISCO.

 

RISCO VUpoint P2P launched– Live Video Verification for Security & Smart Home Solutions

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RISCO are proud to announce the updated VUpoint – now with P2P technology which saves time with its simple camera setup that doesn’t require router configuration. This presents a unique opportunity for installation professionals to enter the increasingly popular domain of IP camera installations without any additional training or specialised knowledge.

VUpoint P2P is an easily-installed live video verification solution for its range of professional security systems and Smart Home that seamlessly integrates IP cameras to deliver unequalled security and on-the-go convenience for residential and commercial customers.

Engineered for reliability and convenience, RISCO’s intuitive smartphone and web apps enable customers and ARCs to view live video clips or images – anytime and anywhere – in response to any trigger or event, to rapidly verify if an alarm is real or false, which increases ARC efficiency by reducing unnecessary responses to false alarms.  In addition, even when there is no alarm, live video streaming on-demand allows customers to look in at the premises for instant visibility and peace of mind – for example, to check up on the children or the office after hours.

All camera models for indoor, outdoor and dual indoor-outdoor usage are WiFi-enabled, offering HD video and images for enhanced monitoring and verification, while the cloud provides notification and transmission with advanced network security safeguards, and a maximal, customer-configurable level of user privacy.

 

RISCO Group launch new customer rewards progarmme

RISCO Group, the leading manufacturer of end-to-end solutions for the professional security market, has announced the launch of RISCO Stars Partners Programme – a pioneering rewards scheme that is designed to help its loyal distribution and installation partners grow their businesses and enhance their marketing activities. Participants simply collect ‘Stars’ through the purchase of eligible RISCO Group products and redeem them against a wide selection of fantastic activities that will help increase visibility and sales.

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Being part of RISCO Stars couldn’t be easier. By downloading the free RISCO Group HandyApp from the Apple App Store or Google Play, individuals simply register their details and then, after every purchase, scan the QR code on the packaging. RISCO Stars are then added to their account, which can be reviewed online at any time. Not only that but each product that is scanned receives an automatic six-month warranty extension, with an additional 12 months for RISCO Stars members.

Once sufficient RISCO Stars have been collected, they can be redeemed for rewards. These rewards comprise a range of tried and tested marketing activities that are proven to increase business exposure and help reach potential customers.

The rewards have been carefully chosen and include the development of a business Facebook Page, bespoke email marketing templates, printed company literature, a third-party website audit with an improvement strategy, branded videos, Google AdWords and branded workwear.

Greg Smith, Marketing Manager UK&I at RISCO Group, commented, ‘RISCO Stars is a totally new and unique rewards scheme that is designed to offer our valued distribution and installation partners genuine ways to improve their levels of business activity. We’ve now made gaining access to first class specialist marketing support as easy as possible through the purchase of our innovative products and training, so that there’s always something for everyone to save for.’

RISCO Spring Roadshows 2017

Don’t miss your chance to discover RISCO’s NEW products and technological developments.

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The RISCO Roadshow offers you the chance to find out more about our newly available products, including our home automation system; RISCO Smart Home, our much anticipated Grade 3 Panel; ProSYS Plus and our updated VUpoint P2P camera.

We are delighted to be joined at the RISCO Roadshow by Yale and CSL. Yale will be delivering a presentation on the forthcoming smart lock integration and CSL will be discussing the recently launched DigiAir Connected partnership.

We will also introducing you to a new programme that will allow you to earn business rewards from RISCO purchases.

Explore the systems, talk to a RISCO expert and see for yourself how you can provide your customers with cutting edge, innovative solutions.

See RISCO’s latest technological innovations for yourself at the following venues:

05/04/2017 – The Lymm Hotel, Cheshire

06/04/2017 – Wetherby Racecourse, Yorkshire

25/04/2017 – Easthampstead Park, Berkshire

27/04/2017 – Marriott, Waltham Abbey

03/05/2017 – Pride Park, Derby

04/05/2017 – Holiday Inn, Bristol (Filton)

09/05/2017 – Glasgow Crowne Plaza

11/05/2017 – Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast

 

To book, visit riscogroup.eventbrite.co.uk

RISCO announced as the latest CSL Connected Partner

Following on from last year’s launch of DigiAir Connected we are delighted to announce that RISCO has become a CSL Connected Partner.

Our variants of DigiAir Connected – GSM and LAN – are available to order from your ARC now.

In addition, an ARC Connection Only version of the product is also now available for RISCO. This product enables ARC Monitoring to be added to existing as well as new installations where CSL has not provided the hardware. All these variants of DigiAir Connected are available on RISCO’s Agility3, LightSYS2 and ProSYS+ panels.

If your end-users are demanding Smartphone Apps plus reliable ARC connectivity, they can have both with DigiAir Connected. Simply place an order with your ARC today or contact us for more info.

RISCO leads the way with launch of RISCO Smart Home

RISCO Group, the leading global manufacturer of end-to-end solutions for the professional security market, has announced the launch of RISCO Smart Home – its first complete connected home security solution.

RISCO Smart Home aims to provide end-users with a professional security system that boasts intelligent home automation; combining video monitoring, energy management, smart access and easy control of lighting.

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Managed from the intuitive iRISCO smartphone app, RISCO Smart Home offers a streamlined lifestyle that delivers modern convenience and peace of mind.

RISCO Smart Home can be integrated as an add-on to all RISCO systems via the Microsoft Azure powered RISCO Cloud and can be installed with any choice of panel, allowing installers to provide seamless upgrades for new and existing customers.

Steve Riley, Commercial Director at RISCO UK comments: “With the penetration of smart home systems set to reach 3% of global households by 2018 and 7% by 2025*, now is the ideal time for installers to make sure they are offering the best smart home system to their customers.

“RISCO has long been at the forefront of the IoT movement within the security market, and we’re confident that the launch of RISCO Smart Home offers huge revenue generating potential for installers across the UK.”

The launch follows research conducted by RISCO which identified that more than 1 in 2 homeowners with an alarm were interested in installing an alarm system that could control other household systems.

Steve Riley concludes: “The RISCO Smart Home is the ultimate opportunity for installers looking to boost their business potential with a cutting edge and conveniently all-inclusive professional connected home solution.”

Installers will be able to take a look at RISCO Smart Home at the company’s forthcoming RISCO Roadshow 2017, which starts Wednesday 5th April in Lymm, Cheshire, and tours the UK until 11th May. More information on the event, which will also preview RISCO’s much-anticipated ProSYS Plus Grade 3 panel, can be found at riscogroup.eventbrite.co.uk.

For more information about RISCO Smart Home visit www.riscogroup.com/uk or call 0161 655 5500.