Getting The Most From Your Payments Partner
If you are in the POS business, offering a bundled solution that includes payment processing is probably not a new idea for you. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that most, if not all, of the dealers reading this article are already realizing the value of residual income from the merchant services component of their business. Regular, recurring monthly income provided by Payments-as-a-Service (PaaS) has influenced many VARs in their efforts to move toward becoming a Managed Services Dealer (MSD).
5 Ways to Convince Retailers To Upgrade Their Analog Cameras To IP
When you compare IP vs. analog, IP video simply offers more. More resolution, functionality, scalability, flexibility – the list goes on. With IP video, retailers and small businesses are not only protecting their property, but also optimizing business efficiencies and reducing costs. Yet many of these additional IP video benefits aren’t discovered until after the system is installed. The best surveillance integrators out there know how to position these benefits as part of the sales cycle to prove that, with IP video, there’s much more value. Here are 5 key benefits to help convince your customers to switch today
3 IP Camera Selection Mistakes You'll Regret
If you're new to the video surveillance game, you should be leaning on your vendor and distributor partners as much as possible for help. Making mistakes is unavoidable, but you can take steps to minimize the severity and frequency of those you do make. In addition to help from your partners, I recently spoke with Thomas McIntyre, National Sales Manager for the US and Canada at Merit Lilin USA who identified three common mistakes you could make when it comes to IP cameras.
3 Reasons IP Cameras Are Better Than Analog
Analog physical security solutions continue to be replaced by more advanced IP solutions. The benefits are clear, and if security dealers arm themselves with the key features of IP solutions, they will be well on their way to migrating their customers over to these productivity-enhancing solutions, while serving as trusted advisors to their customers.
DT Research Mobile POS Tablets
The DT Research Mobile POS Tablets feature the integration of brilliant touch displays and high performance processing within slim, durable, and light designs. Developed for mobile POS (point-of-sale and point-of-service) applications, the DT Research tablets embed peripherals that include smart card, magnetic stripe and RFID readers, Bluetooth, various wireless networking formats, cameras, scanners, and imagers.
Datasheet: DT Research Mobile POS Tablets
Balancing Service Delivery & Delivering Sales
Resellers are constantly trying to find the right balance of driving higher quality delivery of services and increasing sales. It's a slippery slope and it’s hard to justify investing more time in the selling effort perhaps at the expense of customer service. It’s not that Solution Providers don’t value the role of sales in the overall business process, it’s just not the average resellers sweet spot. Rather, resellers are more typically aligned with the product and technology function and see it being way more constructive to invest their time in development and integration – plus, its just more fun. So, in effect, key partners are looking to reduce the amount to time spent selling and need more time in the day for service delivery.
IP Surveillance and VoIP: Is History Repeating Itself?
As IP-based surveillance systems continue to gain ground, we can’t help but be reminded of the challenges IP telephony – or VoIP – faced 10 years ago.
IP Video For Mom & Pop Retailers
IP video used to only make sense for mid- to large-sized surveillance systems [32 cameras or more]. But today smaller systems – and budgets – can reap big benefits with IP video. This is thanks to the continued decreasing cost of IP technology coupled with different storage and migration options of today. Here are a few ways to make the most of the system.
6 Common Lies About IP Video Surveillance
One of the factors holding backing the adoption rate of IP video surveillance is a lack of understanding by IT integrators. Much has changed in the video surveillance world, so without all the facts, IT integrators will be unable to make sound decisions regarding this technology.