Smart home capabilities are the sizzle that can help sell the security system steak. And smart locks are among the most sizzling smart home options. Here are six key developments in this area — and seven more that could be coming over the horizon.
Today’s intercom solutions are not the same as in the past. With technological advances including IP, PoE, networking and mobile, these technologies are truly part of a fully integrated security solution and should be presented, sold and installed accordingly.
The owners of Waterworks, a new private social club in Sarasota, Fla., have taken great care to create a trendy, comfortable, and safe environment where local leaders and business owners can network, relax, and host private events. In order to deliver all of these benefits while consolidating and simplifying management of the building’s security, lights, TVs, audio, climate, and access control, the owners hired leading South Florida electronics integration firm, SmartHouse Integration, to install the easy-to-use ELAN Control System and 2GIG security system to provide remote control of every sub-system.
AvantGuard Monitoring officially released its mobile app for dealers.The AvantGuard Mobile App is a tool for business owners and technicians to create, manage, and test accounts outside the office and especially in customers’ homes.
Allegion announced the debut of Overtur Mobile. The new mobile-friendly solution expands upon Allegion’s Overtur platform to simplify the design, construction and management of openings through improved communication, collaboration and efficiency.
Kidde is the first smoke alarm manufacturer to receive certification to the UL Standard for Smoke Alarms, UL 217, 8th Edition, set to take effect in May of 2020. The new Kidde smoke alarms utilize Kidde’s TruSense sensor and are designed to reduce common cooking nuisance alarms and respond faster to different types of fire. Kidde is part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.
Comcast released new survey results and a product feature that responds to Americans’ increasing obsession with watching their pets on their security cameras while away from home. According to the nationwide study of pet owners, nearly half (44 percent) of those surveyed check in on their pets more than four times a day, more than a third take a peek at their pet(s) during work, and 94 percent say checking in on their pet is one of the best parts of their day.
In our August issue, we present "State of the Market: Smart Home". Check out the winners of "The 14th Annual Monitoring Center Excellence Awards" and "3 Recommendations for Making the Most of Today’s Intercoms". Also, check out the "5 Critical Factors for Video Power & Transmission Success".