The Outlook Security Manager cut our total development time from several weeks to several days, saving a lot of money for our customer. Additionally, it has allowed the project schedule to be moved up.
Here’s my success story:
I do a lot of programming for automation control. One of our customers is a state government that uses our services for their irrigation system covering a few hundred miles of freeways around a major metropolitan area. They've been having trouble with their sites being vandalized and equipment stolen. It's gotten so bad the thieves don't even bother dismantling the equipment anymore. They just haul away entire cabinets of high cost gear and rip out as much copper pipe and wire as they can find.
Recently my boss mentioned that it sure would be nice if we could fix the automatic paging feature that’s part of the irrigation management system. It was designed for irrigation alarms but we figured out how to tie intrusion alarms into it. I whipped out a nice solution, monitoring and correcting the invalid data stream. I intended to send the burglar alarm messages as text emails to cell phones but quickly ran into trouble with the security features of Outlook.
The Outlook Security Manager from Add-in Express worked perfectly and since the only other alternatives were to use other 3rd party solutions which didn't work or were difficult to implement, or to develop my own solution with my brain inside the nuts and bolts of Windows for an extended period of time.
The Outlook Security Manager cut our total development time from several weeks to several days, saving a lot of money for our customer. Additionally, it has allowed the project schedule to be moved up. Vandalism has already cost our customer over $200K and it's happening more frequently as the economy gets worse, so they’re very anxious to get things done quickly. The cell phone paging solution (made possible with Outlook Security Manager) notifies users of a break-in at any location within a few seconds so the police can be dispatched immediately to investigate. With many millions of dollars of equipment at stake this solution will definitely save them much more money than they have already lost.
The system modifications are not even completed yet and already people in my office and customer personnel are patting me on the back and telling me what a nice job I did. Thank you Add-in Express!
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