Kwikset, a brand of Spectrum Brands Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, announced that its SmartCode 888 Deadbolt Lock was chosen to become part of the new Home is Connected smart home system from D.R. Horton Inc.
Resideo Technologies Inc. announced details of its Resideo Premier Security Dealer Program for top professional security and smart home dealers. The new, exclusive loyalty program will help dealers expand their offerings in the security and smart home markets, while driving value for homeowners.
Clare and NorthStar have announced a partnership bringing NorthStar’s affiliate program to all Clare security dealers. The program will offer dealers security funding options for Clare’s smart home and security platform, including Clare’s secure hub and all Clare encrypted intrusion sensors.
Resideo Technologies Inc. has acquired Buoy Labs, based in Santa Cruz, Calif. The newly acquired company produces an innovative Wi-Fi enabled solution that tracks the amount of water used in a home, integrating smart software and hardware that can identify potential leaks and intervene to prevent them through its subscription-based app services.
Qolsys, a provider of security and smart home technology, announced that, in partnership with Alarm.com, disarm images captured by the built-in 5MP panel camera on the IQ Panel 2 Plus now include face recognition powered by Alarm.com.
The home remodeling market in the U.S. expanded by more than 50 percent since the end of the Great Recession, according to Improving America’s Housing 2019, a new report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Recent reporting by Business Insider, CNN Business and many other publications have highlighted the undisclosed, on-board microphone discovered in Google’s Nest Guard Security Device — raising serious privacy concerns among consumers. The Monitoring Association (TMA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA), trade associations representing professionals who install and monitor security and life safety technologies in homes and businesses, call into question the validity of Google’s published statements concerning the use of microphones in security devices.
As the cover asserts,security systems integration work is in demand from all corners of the market, giving 2019 Top Systems Integrators boundless opportunities in traditional systems as well as on fast-growing hosted/managed security solutions.
Also in June, insight on how to choose a thermal camera, "Rethinking Keypads for Better Access Control", and much more.