What is the roster of Networx devices?
Cylindrical, mortise, Exit Trim and keypad readers. We are working to offer in the future Networx locks with HID iClass Readers and FIPS readers for government use.
Many locksmiths are feeling a pinch with the soft economy. What markets are showing the most action, and how would you suggest the locksmith could benefit from Alarm Lock’s success?
Alarm Lock is doing well and growing in the double digits this year. We’re a retrofit solution and not tied to new construction, and as the need arises for access control, time and again, our advanced technology has proven ideal for applications that lack the time or budget to deploy a hardwired solution. We are a great alternative to hardwire access with a much better ROI; and both Alarm Lock locksmiths and customers profit from it. We have created sales and marketing programs for the locksmith/dealer, The Profit Center Program teaches the dealer “How to Sell”, as well as how to install standalone Trilogy’s and wireless Trilogy Networx. As part of this program, we even routinely go on field sales calls, across the country, to support PC-Program Locksmiths and help them present to and “close” their end user customers.
We’re constantly encouraging and empowering the Locksmith/ Dealer to be proactive in their marketplace and have created some 15+ marketing pieces for them to use as their marketing vehicles to promote Alarm Lock in their business. These FREE marketing pieces are themed towards an application, solution or business vertical and can be personalized by the dealer with their company contact information, etc., and they are FREE for all our customers, large and small. The dealers can go to the Alarm Lock website and look for Tech Support, Marketing Support: http://alarmlock.com/marketing_library_brochures.asp to download and use as their own sales tools, broaden their market reach and application arsenal - because Alarm Lock’s line is so wide, there’s really a Trilogy for every door.
Many systems start as a single door, then expand as the customer learns to accept the system and recognize the ROI enhanced security management brings. What does a basic Networx deployment consist of?
That’s the best part of a Trilogy system, scalability. With Networx all you need to start is a Networx Access Lock, Gateway and FREE DL Windows software, all connected to a customer’s existing network. Since we’re a true standalone wireless access control system, Networx does not need a panel or a wired access control system to plug into. In fact, most locksmiths are not in that business. Networx is simply a Trilogy with a radio on board so you can remotely and wirelessly program locks without going to each door individually. Since we use DL Windows Software, there really isn’t much of a learning curve because they are already using it to program stand alone Trilogy locks…just go to our web site and download the upgraded version for free. Plus, if they’d rather, locksmiths can even do all the installing and programming of a Networx lock, just as if they were installing a basic Trilogy. They can get them up and functioning and controlling access, and let their IT Network personnel do the networking later, if they or their employer would like.
A locksmith has options on deployment of a Networx system, to start with one lock, and as budgets increase, they can add on to the system, one or more locks at a time, up to 2,000 per system. They could also set up the Networx system and manage it from their place of business. To do so, they’ll use the Remote Desktop feature and connect to the local on site PC thru a secured connection; they can program a customer’s Networx locks, update employee codes and access privileges, change schedules, etc., and never leave their office. This is a new revenue stream they can tap into using Networx – it is sometimes called Remote Systems Management or hosted services.
Is Networx reliable, and what tech support and training resources are available to the ‘Networx Novice’
The new PDL5300 features a double-sided keypad with PIN-code and HID reader access on both sides of the door, granting direction-specific access for up to 2000 users. Trilogy locks also now boast...