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Before Monitoring America was formed, the majority of smaller alarm companies were forced to pay their competition to monitor alarms. In most cases, the larger alarm companies were inflexible and unresponsive to the smaller companies needs. A few alarm company owners who came together for a common goal…
Most people prefer ownership. It costs less in the long run, and there is something to show for the money you spend. That is the basic concept of the Monitoring America Co-Op. You have the advantages of being part of a large organization while you operate your own business. Large or small, Monitoring America is right for you.
UL Listing
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit product-safety testing and certification organization. UL has tested products for public safety for over a century. Each year more than 17 billion UL Marks are applied to products worldwide. Since we are UL listed, you can be assured that you are getting a quality service.
IQ Certification
We are proud to say that we meet the highest quality guidelines. By meeting the requirements established by the IQ Certification Board, we can say that we are proactively addressing quality and false alarm issues. To learn more about what is required to become IQ certified or about the IQ program itself, please visit www.alarm.org.
Owners & Members
There are many coops’ (cooperative businesses) in the United States. Some of the most common are known as farmer’s coops and electrical coop’s. Touchstone Energy is the organization behind a lot of the electrical coops and they advertise on television.
A coop is a company that is owned by its customers. It is a business that was established by business people to serve them. They needed the services of the business they created but didn’t want to patronize a competitor to get the services.
Monitoring America is a true cooperative business, a coop. We refer to our owners as members. As an owner/member of Monitoring America Alarm Co-Op you will own one share of stock in the company. Each member owns one share of stock. A few members own more than one share but that occurred in…