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On Demand Monitoring                                

Take Advantage of On Demand™ Monitoring, Available on the Virtual Keypad™ App

On Demand Monitoring appeals to anyone who wants the protection of an alarm system without a contract.

On Demand Monitoring is a configured option that dealers can provide at their selection via the Virtual Keypad browser or app. Users simply log into VirtualKeypad.com or the app and schedule the exact monitoring times they want and pay a per-day rate, set by their dealers. They may want to set up their systems to monitor only on days they're away from home with the option to turn off monitoring when they choose.

With the Version 5.4 software update on Apple and Android, users can take advantage of On Demand™ Monitoring on the app's menu options. Users will only see this tab if On Demand Monitoring has been activated on their account in Dealer Admin.

In the app, customers can schedule monitoring in increments of 1-30 days. They choose the start and end times and dates, enter a credit card number, and the monitoring is automatically set up to begin and end. Users may also see a list of scheduled monitoring events and past monitoring dates. Multiple credit cards may be stored for ease of access. A user may cancel monitoring once it has been scheduled, and the days will be credited to the account. If this occurs, the number of credited days will appear at the bottom of the Schedule Monitoring screen.

“As opposed to a standard yearly contract, the system’s lack of contract allows for a short-term pay option,” said Jeff Britton, DMP’s vice president of Product Design. “The flexibility of this system allows dealers to go after new markets.”  

Mark Hillenburg, executive director of Marketing at DMP added, “We see On Demand Monitoring as a great opportunity to put products in place that appeal to millennials or to other customers where traditional solutions may not work for them, allowing dealers to leverage new customers by appealing to a broader market.”

After dealers add the On Demand™ Monitoring program, DMP charges the customer’s credit card through a secure, online transaction and deposits the money directly into the dealer’s account.  

Contact Inside Sales or your dealer development manager for more information on enabling On Demand Monitoring for your company today.