We’re always proud to hear when a Monitronics dealer goes the extra mile to play a valuable role in the community. So when Security Systems News features an article about Alliance Security’s work on behalf of victims of domestic violence, it’s a story worth sharing.
Alliance made a $10,000 donation to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV), but Alliance COO Brian Fabiano was certain there was more that could be done. Anyone can write a check, he reasoned, but not everyone can help victims feel safer in their own homes.
That’s why Alliance started the free installation, monitoring and maintenance of home alarm systems for victims of domestic violence. Security Systems News reported that recipients are referred by several agencies in Rhode Island, and they receive Alliance’s services free for one year. At that point, the service can be continued at no cost or at a sizable discount, depending on RICADV recommendations.
Approximately 30 systems were installed as of November. Fabiano told SSN that it’s difficult to measure the program’s success, since a victim’s anonymity is tightly protected. In fact, he said, technicians aren’t even aware if they’re installing a system as part of the program. But it’s easy to imagine that there’s a great sense of well-being that comes from having a layer of protection.
It’s not the only instance where Alliance has helped victims of domestic violence. Employees are encouraged to get involved in RICADV, and CEO Jay Gotra has been active in a program that mobilizes men throughout Rhode Island to take a stand against domestic violence.
Alliance is based in Rhode Island, but has a customer base in 35 states. The company is hoping to expand the program to other parts of the country.
We applaud Alliance in their efforts to have a positive impact on the community, and to help those who truly need protection – provided by a company who makes it their mission. It may literally mean the difference between life and death.
We know that other Monitronics dealers approach worthy causes with the same zeal as Alliance, and we understand that it’s not about the headlines, but about putting in the effort to make a difference. Still, we want to share your stories with other Moni dealers. Pass the word along to your RAM, and they’ll let us know.
When even one company shows extraordinary commitment, it helps us all realize what a generous and caring industry we’re a part of.