Check with Videofied, now part of Honeywell.  It has been making systems which work outdoors as well as indoors, including their famous MotionViewer, which is a combination motion detector / camera.  When motion is detected in the field of view of the camera the camera activates and takes a clip and sends it to the central station. The unit is fully battery powered, so can work at construction sites and also in empty buildings, etc. 
    They have been doing this for over 10 years.
Gary Dawkins
    Regarding “self-contained box alarms”,  Videofied has been making box alarms for years if that means a self-contained battery-powered autonomous security system that is professionally monitored with an RMR stream for the dealer.  No cords, no wires, no power – no problem.  The batteries last for years and all that is needed is a cell tower to send an actual video alarm to the central station for review/dispatch and police response.  In addition, Videofied works both indoors and outdoors and the battery-powered MotionViewers can be up to 1,000 feet from the battery-powered panel.  Box alarms were intended to be simple and Videofied is a simple solution that still fits the dealer’s business model with monthly revenue.
    Looking to the future, the next-generation “box alarm” would probably be the DragonFly Security System – a DIY solution that is still professionally monitored and still delivers an RMR stream to the dealer.  All the dealer needs to do is to promote their DragonFly website and they collect the lion’s share of the monthly monitoring subscription – and they don’t have to touch inventory, provide tech support, train their existing sales or tech teams. DragonFly is a DIY “business-in-a-box” for the alarm dealer to make money selling next generation box alarms on the web.  It is incremental revenue in new markets that are “out of scope” for a traditional professionally installed alarm system.  I recommend that dealers join a DragonFly program from one of our Central Station partners to create another source of revenue without impacting their current alarm business.  DragonFly is targeting Millennials with a simple, powerful battery-powered monitored video solution that is the modern descendant of the old box alarms of yesteryear.
Keith Jentoft
Integration Team
RSI is now part of Honeywell
Honeywell | Security and Fire
Vadnais Heights, MN  55110
Office: +1.651.855.7802
    I was introduced to the Box Alarm when a property management company wanted to use it for alarming vacant homes with no utility service.  That was perhaps 10 years ago or more.  That Box Alarm didn't have video; but did send a cellular alarm signal to the central station.  Last year I was asked to create a contract for the Mobile Surveillance Unit for larger commercial application.  This alarm box was too large to be carried into an abandoned living room; it is put on a small vehicle trailer and transported to the job site.  Though the job site may have electric the MSU is equipped with battery or solar power.  It is motion activated or can be active 24/7.  It can send video clips or provide real time live video which is monitored by the subscriber's on or off site personnel, or professionally monitored at a central station. With today's technology it is also easy enough to send the signals directly to the subscriber's Internet connected device [a smart phone].  
    I don't know if the above described alarm box is manufactured and offered commercially or designed and built by the dealer to meet specific subscriber needs.  In any event, we've got the Mobile Surveillance Agreement that you need when using the original Alarm Box or the commercial mobile surveillance system.
    I see why Keith transition into DragonFly.  The Alarm Box and MSU is essentially dropped on site and monitoring begins.  DragonFly is a DIY system offering the latest bells and whistles technology.  Though it's designed as DIY for the subscriber, no reason you can't offer it and install it.  The DragonFly program, offered through dealer programs makes it easy to get involved.  Pretty much risk free with no down side.  The DragonFly program I am most familiar with is Bart Didden's Security Dealer Network - SDN.  To find out more about DragonFly contact Joyce Rosito, National Account Manager, at Joyce.rosito@usacs.net or call 866-963-1876  www.sdndragonfly.com

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