Napco Security Technologies Inc., a security system manufacturer, and Control4 Corporation, a provider of residential automation systems, announced that the Napco Security System software was Control4-certified. The new integration with the Control4® platform enables Control4 Dealers to quickly and easily integrate security within their projects and offer state-of-the-art protection of homes and businesses.
The Napco Gemini Security Series is also the first security panel line to integrate with Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP). With SDDP, the Control4 system can automatically find and add SDDP-enabled devices to the platform, dramatically reducing complexity and the installation time for Control4 dealers. Napco’s Gemini™ Security System Alarm Panel is “automation-ready” and can be integrated to Control4 via Ethernet.
Napco’s new system software allows Control4-supported devices to be managed based on activities detected by any NAPCO Gemini Security System Alarm Panel (GEM-P816 to GEM-X255) including 8- to 255-zone models, and supporting classic and contemporary stay/away keypad functions. Control4 users can monitor, manage and control alarm panel activities such as arming while home or away with Contol4’s 4Sight service providing Anywhere Access to its end users; disarming a burglar alarm or a fire alarm; or creating other alerts such as a specific zone opening and/or closing and execute actions such as lighting scenes.
“We are excited about the release of the NAPCO security panel driver. This release demonstrates our growing partnerships in building the connected home ecosystem with industry leading manufactures,” says Paul Williams, vice president of security and communications Products / Support Services. “This release also highlights our partner program and the ability for manufacturers to utilize our SDKs to create drivers that allow their products and solutions to be integrated in to the Control4 solution."
Jorge Hevia, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Napco said, “We’re pleased to integrate Napco’s security technology with the Control4 platform and enhance the consumer’s smart connected home experience while expanding our availability within the custom integration market.”