RMR

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How A/V Integrators Can Earn RMR (or Burritos, Mr. Pibb & the Cost of Service Calls)

Utilizing the latest remote management technologies, A/V integrators can truly deliver high-value maintenance programs to clients that bring increased revenue.

CE Pro Editors · May 30, 2018

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

Acquiring a national alarm company could help Amazon increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), but also pave the way for Amazon to become a chief security officer (CSO) and managed service provider for the home.

Julie Jacobson · May 18, 2018

How Efficient Is Your Service Department? Take the Quiz

Compare your own service department vs. industry averages for monthly truck rolls, timeframe between service requests per client, response time and common causes of service requests.

CE Pro Editors · May 08, 2018

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

I-View Now and newcomer Chekt enable security and smart-home dealers to add video verification to traditional alarm monitoring, providing recurring revenue to the installer and improved emergency response to the end user.

Julie Jacobson · May 04, 2018

Azione Focuses on Lighting, RMR, Upselling, Marketing

Azione Unlimited buying group targets lighting fixtures, recurring monthly revenue and voice control as key initiatives for 2018 and beyond.

Jason Knott · April 26, 2018

It’s Time to Charge for After-hours Support

Providing free round-the-clock support is taxing your business. Here’s a step-by-step guide to converting your business to a paid support model.

Joseph Kolchinsky · April 13, 2018

Sonnen’s Home Energy Storage System Yields RMR from ‘Virtual Power Plants’

Sonnen EcoLinx home battery storage system is targeted solely at the custom integration channel, with RMR opportunity to create Virtual Power Plants for the smart power grid.

Jason Knott · April 11, 2018

Why SnapAV, Lutron Partnership is Such a Big Deal for Smart Home Channel

Way beyond a “distribution deal,” the partnership between Lutron and SnapAV is an ambitious effort to expand the lighting-control universe, and to extend the ecosystem of OvrC-enabled managed services for the home-technology channel.

Julie Jacobson · April 05, 2018

New RMR Opportunity: Smart Thermostat Service?

Parks Associates data shows half of U.S. households would pay $5/month for subsidized smart thermostat installation with ongoing service program.

Jason Knott · March 23, 2018

ProSource: ‘We’re Two Years Ahead of Everyone Else’ in Remote Managed Services

The ProSource buying group is pushing lighting control and remote managed services as new opportunities for home-technology integrators, adding OneVision, Parasol, SnapAV’s OvrC, Coastal Source and Colorbeam to its roster of providers.

Julie Jacobson · March 19, 2018