Philadelphia, PA — September 12, 2017 — Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor with global reach, today announced new security/surveillance expansions as well as new wireless options as part of its Almo CONNECT Service, led by Business Development Manager Rob Voorhees. Almo is showcasing the latest updates to Almo CONNECT on the fall leg of its E4 AV Tour, coming to New York on Sept. 19 and to Irvine, California, on Oct. 3.
Almo partners can now offer 24/7 video monitoring and surveillance for their customers through the new Comcast Business Smart Office Solution. Smart Office offers hardwired, HD-quality cameras at the property and instant mobile access so owners can monitor their workplace from anywhere, while recording and storing up to 30 days in the cloud. Additionally, through a new partnership with Comm-Core, Almo CONNECT can provide full security and surveillance systems, including 24/7 alarm monitoring services such as door contacts, window breaks, motion sensors and roller door sensors, along with a suite of smart technologies that integrate through a DSC Neo Alarm Panel.
At the same time, Almo CONNECT now includes a partnership with MetTel Mobile, a top wholesaler of AT&T, Verizon and Sprint wireless services, to provide more support and better end-user pricing.
Rob Voorhees, Business Development Manager for Almo Professional A/V said, “Through the addition of these security/surveillance options, we can now offer our Almo CONNECT partners a range of basic to full-featured choices so they can further customize these services for their customers’ installations. And because of our partnership with MetTel Mobile, those customers will receive the same great service they are accustomed to through AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, except now they will also receive complimentary monitoring, reporting and back-office management along with a substantial savings off their wireless services.” He continued, “Along with providing more depth to the Almo CONNECT service, the inclusion of these options also gives our partners more potential for recurring revenue with each integration project.”
With specialties in consumer electronics, cable and satellite, and data and bandwidth products and services, Voorhees is responsible for leading the Almo CONNECT service program. He supports customers with implementing new business practices around telecom services while managing the relationship between Almo and its service partners. Before Almo, Voorhees was territory sales manager at DSI Systems. He has also held field sales and promotions positions with Campaigners, Brinks Home Security and Sears Roebuck Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Rider University.
About Almo Managed Services
Almo is the first distributor in the industry to create a path for resellers to expand their reach through managed services. Through Almo’s CONTENT CREATION Services, digital content creation can be offered as part of the initial installation and ongoing maintenance package to build revenue, margins and customer relationships. Partners can heighten earning potential with INSTALLATION Services by “white labeling” Almo’s well-vetted, highly trained installation services staff as their own. Almo CONNECT was initially introduced to give resellers reliable, scalable and robust bandwidth for internet, live TV and advanced voice. And Almo CONTROL Services provides partners support with control system and DSP programming for AMX, ClearOne and Crestron.
About Almo Business Development Managers
Almo offers a highly specialized fleet of BDMs. Each BDM brings a multitude of expert skills, such as technical knowledge, system design assistance, in-depth brand/product knowledge, and bid and project registration capability as well as a direct line to all of the top manufacturers in the AV industry. No other distributor in the AV industry provides this level of expertise to its partner community.
About the E4 AV Tour
Named the CI BEST Training, Consulting/Business Service for the fourth year in a row and a recipient of the SCN 2017 Stellar Service Award, the E4 program offers AV professionals a full day of educational sessions worth InfoComm CTS Renewal Units (RUs) as well as exclusive access to the newest AV products and services. To register, go to www.e4avtour.com.
About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s largest professional audio visual distributor with forward-thinking product integration, training and education, managed services, and technical support capabilities. With highly skilled sales and business development manager teams, reseller education programs, distribution centers across the U.S. and carefully chosen product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level. Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 888-420-2566 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.