The Dream of Building the Best Panel in the World
November 16, 2016
David Peebles, VP of Organizational Development - 11/22/2016
Atlas Security Service is where Rick got his start in the industry and where his dream of building the best panel in the world began. After working in all areas of Atlas, and upon returning to Springfield after college, Rick approached his father, Marvin Britton and then-owner of Atlas, with a big idea. Rick thought they could design and build alarm equipment that fit Atlas better than what was available on the market. Marvin agreed, and DMP was born.
In 1975, Rick and Marvin Britton took a multiplex alarm panel that Rick had designed to the NBFAA convention in Las Vegas. That was the official beginning for DMP. But DMP’s roots in the alarm industry go back much further than that to 1962 when Marvin started Atlas in downtown Springfield, MO.
Today, Atlas is still operating as a full-service alarm company. It offers sales, installation, central station monitoring, and dispatch services to its commercial and residential customers in the Springfield area and beyond.
That history has been an important key to DMP success. We were alarm people long before we became equipment manufacturers. We design products that alarm-company people want and need, even with some worthy competitors in our space.
If you want a manufacturer that truly knows the security industry, and focuses all of its efforts on building the best panel in the world, then the choice is DMP.
Why? DMP experience and insight. We know what accounts for 50% or more of an alarm company’s recurring expenses. It’s not the cost of the equipment. It's the installation, service, and central station labor. With that insight, our products have always been designed to help customers control recurring expenses and increase renewable monthly revenue (RMR) opportunities. DMP works daily to provide our dealers with the equipment, services, and solutions that make them the most profitable alarm company they can be.