Micro Key offers association membership to clients

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Central station automation platform provider Micro Key on Feb. 8 announced a new promotion during which it will pay a year’s membership for new clients to join the Central Station Alarm Association.

 Why partner with CSAA and pay a year of dues for potential Millennium platform users?

 “I’ve been a member of CSAA for over 10 years and have found it to be one of the best associations in our industry for sharing knowledge and developing best practices,” said Micro Key president Wayne Torrens. “CSAA members work from a set of standards and association-approved best practices. Central stations processing signals by industry standards as opposed to leaving it to an individual operator’s on-the-spot decision making can only serve to enhance its credibility.” Should any liability issues arise, the adherence to CSAA standards would be important, he said. “My hope is to make this benefit, as well as the many others CSAA has to offer, available to as many CSAA-approved, NRTL-listed central stations as possible.”

 A NRTL is a nationally recognized testing lab like UL, FM and most recently added to the list, Intertek ETL.

This is not the first time CSAA has partnered with a security industry supplier in such a promotion. In 2009,

CSAA and Bold teamed when Bold offered to pay for new clients to undergo the CSAA Five Diamond Certification process.

Why partner up like this?

 “Let’s face it; professional monitoring saves lives and property. What company would not want to know the latest technologies, expand their relationships with their AHJs, see how new legislation impacts their business and have access to premium education?” said CSAA membership director Becky Lane. “We applaud Micro Key’s generous contribution of helping their customers with this membership opportunity.”

 Micro Key’s offer extends to any CSAA-approved, Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory-listed central station using Micro Key Solutions’ Millennium platform. The NRTLs recognized for central station vetting are UL, ETL and FM. The offer, which began January 1, 2011, is open to non-CSAA members, and will be in effect for proprietary and commercial central stations throughout the U.S. and Canada for the balance of 2011.