DMP Launches First ULC-Approved Network Monitoring Solution For Canadian Bank

November 17, 2005

Upgrade to one of Canadas largest banks cuts millions in monitoring costs while improving security, systems integration

Digital Monitoring Products, DMP, with channel partner Intercon Security has begun work on a 1,149-branch conversion project for one of the largest banks in Canada. The conversion to the DMP XR500E system with 128-bit encryption for IP communication to the central station is the first network bank solution to earn ULC approval.

The conversion includes the replacement of proprietary control panels that communicated via a dedicated multiplex security network of leased phone lines, saving the institution millions in recurring operating cost while simultaneously improving security to each site location.

The conversion project not only improves communications via secure IP routing and disaster recovery paths, it also combines ULC rated vault & safe protection with integrated access control and networked video, said Marc Bergeron, DMP Director of Market Development for Banking Solutions, Eastern US and Canada. Intercon and DMP have worked together to integrate premise protection for the customers branches and automated banking machines or ABMscalled ATMs in the U.S., he added. Integration improvements enable system users to perform multiple system functions remotely, offering even further reduction in operating cost.

DMP is a privately held independent manufacturer of advanced alarm products that are designed and made in the United States of America. DMP is the recognized leader of alarm communication over data networks, with products that are available through professional alarm installing companies worldwide. For more information, contact Chris Schultz at (800) 641-4282, or visit dmp.com.

Intercon Security Limited, www.interconsecurity.com, was founded in 1972 in Toronto and employs 2,500 people. Traditional pioneers in innovation, Intercon Security distinguishes itself by providing state-of-the-art, integrated, program-based solutions. Its core markets include Commercial/Office Tower, Financial, Retail, Small Commercial/Industrial and Residential, Healthcare/Institutional, Transportation, Communications, and Utilities. Intercon is a FirstService Company, a diversified service organization with more than US$1 billion in annualized revenues and more than 16,000 employees worldwide. More information about FirstService is available at www.firstservice.com.