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Goodbye hardware, hello evalink: How CURA Security's operations took off with cloud-based alarm management.

CURA Security GmbH, based in Nordhorn, near the Dutch border, has been in a state of continuous growth since its foundation in 2007 by Benno Koekkoek, managing partner of CURA. As the lifespan of their hardware has always been a major concern for CURA, it was now time to take the next step towards modernizing their alarm management system together with evalink.

CURA Security is a cross-border security company based and operating both in Germany and the Netherlands, whose volume of orders has been ever-growing. Consequently, this has opened new technological requirements which need to be met considering CURA's increasingly diversified field of activities. For keeping happy customers and successfully acquiring new ones, technology and service improvements, as well as the employee education and training associated with it, have always been top priorities for CURA.

In 2010, the company's growth culminated in establishing a 24/7 emergency call and service control center, which represented a significant step in CURA's success story. During the past couple of years, standard security services have been increasingly linked with technology and IT to improve workflows at CURA and heighten the customer's sense of security.

Unlimited storage capabilities made possible with the cloud.

By migrating its operations to the cloud, CURA has now successfully taken the next step towards a more modern alarm management solution: One that is not dependent on hardware.

Curing CURA's worries about the reliability and longevity of hardware, evalink talos is designed to support many different customers safely and securely with enough flexibility and scalability to promote their growth. As a cloud-based model that is fully compliant with the highest standards in the alarm industry (EN, VdS, ISO), evalink talos ensures that CURA's data is always safely stored and, in fact, offers more reliability and security than classical on-premises solutions.

"In the back of our minds, we were always worried about what would happen if our hardware failed one day. We even thought about having a second set of hardware on-site, that would step in as a replacement if that happens. But if we're honest with ourselves, this was never a reasonable solution," says Benno Koekkoek, managing partner of CURA Security. The search for a competent partner that could help CURA step up their technology game to an automated alarm management solution eventually led to evalink talos.

"Expectations are already being exceeded with evalink talos. Fast and uncomplicated solutions."
Benno Koekkoek, Managing Partner of CURA Security GmbH

After making the decision to act and take that leap, many businesses find themselves asking the question

"How will such a solution integrate with our existing security system?"

"The possibilities that evalink talos offers are very flexible for us at the moment," says Benno Koekkoek. As evalink connects new technology with legacy systems, businesses like CURA largely profit from a system upgrade at almost no costs, without having to migrate everything at once.

For many years, CURA Security has been delivering its services from multiples decentralized systems. Since many systems do not communicate well with each other, many problems along the line are inevitable. Not so with evalink talos, which brings them all together.

Now that CURA has caught fire from all the opportunities that are opening in front of it as the migration progresses, CURA will be leveraging evalink's Brivo integration as well: Adding this access control functionality to the evalink alarm management platform allows doors to be locked and unlocked with just a few clicks from anywhere. "Due to the great possibilities evalink offers us with the platform, we are trying to integrate many other security systems, such as the guard control system, which will facilitate our workflows," confirms CURA's Director Koekkoek.

Alarm management from anywhere.

Currently, CURA is enthusiastically migrating its systems to the cloud. Supported by professional onboarding offered by evalink's obliging customer success team and technology experts, CURA will thus be able to run its operations and manage alarms in no time, from anywhere, the easy way. And the future looks promising: "As we are very well positioned, we hope for the future that our processes will become simpler and more transparent," says Koekkoek. And CURA's hungry for more: "We will be able to accompany our services, such as video surveillance or access control, through the evalink platform."

Sharing CURA's success story, we hope to inspire other businesses as well to go on the journey of more efficiency towards a safer world. We're here to get you started.