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AVAD Helps Dealers Expand into Security through New Offerings from DSC and COPS Monitoring

AVAD LLC, North America’s leading distributor of custom electronics, announced a new offering of products for security systems and security monitoring services through distribution agreements with industry leaders DSC and COPS Monitoring. In expanding its products, training programs and services to include security—in addition to boasting the industry’s best brands of residential and commercial AV products—AVAD reinforces its commitment to serving as the custom installer’s single solutions-provider for any application. AVAD will present attendees to CEDIA Expo 2009 with an opportunity to learn more about DSC, COPS Monitoring and more as part of its “One Call Does it All” demo in booth #1765.

Beyond simply serving as a link between installers and security products and services, AVAD will offer dealers assistance in expanding into the market by providing training and support on how to install, market and sell security to their clients.

“Our dealers look to AVAD to help them identify and enter into new markets and profit centers,” said Jim Annes, vice president and general manager of AVAD. “AVAD has a long-standing reputation with our dealers, and within the custom electronics industry, as a supplier truly focused on the needs of the custom installer which is why we are expanding our product offering to include security. With the addition of product offerings from DSC and COPS Monitoring, AVAD dealers can depend on AVAD to serve as their ‘one-stop’ shop for virtually any project—including residential, commercial and security.”

DSC products combine the latest in technology with years of experience to offer custom installers easy to install, easy to use, scalable security solutions for residential and commercial applications. The DSC products stocked by AVAD include complete security systems, wireless control panels and wireless remotes and keypads, motion detectors and sirens.

Additionally, AVAD’s lineup of security products from DSC adds yet another segment of products to its popular Integration Partners program. The AVAD Integration Partners program creates complete solutions among the company’s roster of residential, commercial and security technology manufacturers by having their respective engineering departments work together to provide a robust feature set with seamless interoperability.

Leveraging its national buying power to negotiate profitable monitoring rates, AVAD will offer dealers COPS Monitoring services, allowing them to maximize on opportunities for security installations. COPS Monitoring offers a number of services including a dedicated dealer support team, direct billing, a secure internet-based dealer access program, and more.

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com.

Talking Points

  • AVAD has announced a new offering of products for security systems and security monitoring services through agreements with industry leaders DSC and COPS Monitoring.
  • AVAD will offer dealers assistance in expanding into the market by providing training and support on how to install, market and sell security to their clients.
  • DSC products combine the latest in technology with years of experience to offer custom installers easy to install, easy to use, scalable security solutions for residential and commercial applications.
  • AVAD’s lineup of security products from DSC adds yet another segment of products to its popular Integration Partners program.
  • Leveraging its national buying power to negotiate profitable monitoring rates, AVAD will offer dealers COPS Monitoring services, allowing them to maximize on opportunities for security installations.

About AVAD LLC

AVAD LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ingram Micro Inc., is the most complete custom electronics provider in North America. Offering customers the most trusted brands, AVAD stocks complete systems solutions for home theater, home automation, pro AV, lighting controls, security, distributed audio/video, central vacuum, HVAC and more. Further, the company is dedicated to dealer education, training and skill advancement, as evidenced by AVAD University’s over 450 online and classroom continuing education classes held each year. AVAD ensures just-in-time delivery from each of its 28 North American facilities.

Product lines that AVAD distributes and supports include: AKG, APC, Aprilaire, Artison, Atlantic Technology, B&K Components, Bogen, Bose, Carlon ChannelPlus, Chief, COPS Monitoring, Crown International, Denon Pro, DSC, Dirt Devil, Draper, Dymo/RhinoPRO, Exceptional Innovation/Life|ware, Gefen, Global Cache, HAI, , iPort, ITC, JBL Pro, JDSU, JVC Professional Products Company, Key Digital, Labor Saving Devices, Lutron, Marantz, MartinLogan, Middle Atlantic Products, Inc., Midlite, MuxLab, NetStreams, Niles Audio, OmniMount, Onkyo, OnQ Technologies, OpenHouse, Optoma, Panamax, Panasonic Phones, Panasonic Professional, Peerless, Philips Pronto, Polk Audio, PROconnect, ProFlex, RepairMaster, RTI, Rockustics, Samsung, Samsung Professional, Satellite USA, Sharp, SharpVision, SunBriteTV, Terk, Toshiba, Universal Remote Control, Velodyne and more.

For more information on AVAD, please visit http://www.avad.com.