OJAI, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NextAlarm Monitoring Services, Inc. today announced a distribution agreement with Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services and a leading provider of managed network services. NextAlarm® offers a variety of burglary and fire protection products for homes and small businesses. Hughes is the leading provider of broadband satellite Internet service in the U.S. Under the agreement, Hughes will offer all of NextAlarm's products and services to subscribers of its HughesNet® service.
The NextAlarm line of products features wireless security cameras, a wireless alarm system, and a patented broadband adapter that allows most existing alarm systems to communicate over the Internet. NextAlarm has developed a special communication protocol that allows its wireless alarm system to be monitored directly over a HughesNet satellite Internet connection. This protocol is exclusive to NextAlarm and HughesNet, making the combination the only way to achieve monitored security over satellite with a mass market solution.
NextView, the video surveillance product offered by NextAlarm, is also unique in that it does not require on-site video storage or constant uploading to a remote server. The cameras feature a buffer which is continually updated, but is only sent to the NextAlarm servers in the event of an alarm. When an alarm does occur, the buffer is uploaded, and includes a video starting 10 seconds before the alarm, and ending five minutes after. This allows NextView to keep cost and bandwidth use to a minimum, while still providing a strong visual record of alarms.
"We have a history of innovation in this industry, especially in the field of keeping costs low with a high number of features," stated NextAlarm CEO Alex Elliot. "We are proud to be the only alarm company that offers service to consumers over satellite."
NextAlarm alarm systems, cameras, accessories, and monitoring service are available now to all HughesNet subscribers, by going to http://www.satellite.nextalarm.com, or calling toll-free at 1-877-639-8911.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. For more information, please visit http://www.hughes.com.
About NextAlarm® Monitoring Services
NextAlarm® Monitoring Services, Inc., The Broadband Alarm Company®, was established in 2000 by a team of alarm industry experts with more than 50 years of collective experience. The company provides service to thousands of homes and businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, including those who have switched to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone service. For more information about NextAlarm.com®, visit http://www.NextAlarm.com.
Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.
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