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Vonage Inks Deal For VoIP Monitored Security Systems

Home security vendor Alarm.com and voice over IP (VoIP) provider Vonage Holdings Corp. have inked a joint marketing agreement to offer broadband VoIP subscribers telephony-independent monitored security systems.

One of the hurdles faced by commercial VoIP providers like Vonage is that, up to now, most monitored security systems for home and business have required traditional public switched telephone system (PSTN) service to central monitoring offices. However, Alarm.com's long range wireless security solution doesn't use the PSTN, thus allowing customers hesitant to part with their monitored security systems to commit completely to VoIP.

Customers will be able to subscribe to Vonage through their Alarm.com dealers. Alarm.com is promoting an Alarm.com/Vonage "TomorrowTech" bundle that it says will save customers enough on telephone service to cover the expense of security monitoring. Moreover the company is offering existing Vonage customers three months of free security monitoring service when they order a security system.

"We are pleased to partner with Vonage, the leading provider of VoIP service, to offer its customers a VoIP-compatible security system solution," Alarm.com CEO Steve Trundle said in a statement. "Alarm.com's capabilities allow customers to use the Web to monitor and control their homes and businesses remotely and are a great fit with Vonage customers' Internet lifestyles and their broadband phone service."