When was the last time you visited a butcher shop to get your meat and poultry? Then a bakery to get your bread and rolls? Followed by a farm stand visit to stock up on vegetables? If you’re like most people, not recently. Instead, people get nearly all their food at a supermarket. Why? Because…

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We hope you enjoyed July 4th, especially in a year when most fireworks, parades, and celebrations were canceled. For most people, July and August are vacation season. This year, most of us will need to settle for some version of a stay-cation. Wikipedia defines a stay-cation as “a period in which an individual or family…

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If your security company mainly uses QuickBooks to manage your subscriber accounts and jobs, you’ve probably asked this question: “Would we be better off with more industry-specialized software?” The answer depends on your company’s situation, and how much friction you are encountering while trying to use QuickBooks to manage things. It’s possible, maybe likely, that…

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As we navigate this really tough stretch of the Covid crisis, can we at least look for a silver lining? Nearly all of our security dealers have told us that their service and installation work is way down. Many have had to reduce hours or even lay off staff members. There’s just not much work…

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Watch and learn as we dive into the practical ways to use software to help save you time and money. We will discuss the role that QuickBooks plays, and how valuable it is to integrate specialized software with services that make security companies run smoothly. We will show you how to provide great service—better, faster…

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Ever wish getting your alarm customer to pay on time was an easier process? Seems there is always something getting in the way. Ever wondered… Why didn’t our customers pay on time? Why can’t I seem to reach these slow pay accounts? How am I supposed to keep following up? Listen to Scott MacDougal –…

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Many security alarm dealers rely on a patchwork of software and tools, so they have to toggle back and forth to get their work done. This can be inefficient and frustrating! This webinar features Cornerstone’s founder, Scott MacDougal, as he discusses why you should be expecting more from your software. WEBINAR SYNOPSIS: Good software should…

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CRM concept

In a competitive business like security, one of the most critical investments you’ll make is in your “CRM”. According to the Sweeney Group, CRM is “all the tools, technologies and procedures to manage, improve, or facilitate sales, support and related interactions with customers, prospects, and business partners throughout the enterprise.” In other words, your CRM is your system…

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inventory management

Inventory is an integral part of proposals, quotes, installation and service functions for any security alarm dealer. Having your inventory integrated with how you manage the other parts of your business can save you time and money. When inventory is not integrated with your workflow, you can lose time and money to inefficiency. For example:…

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