At Alarm.com, we have more than 1 million homes signed on to our Connected Home platform, giving us plenty of insight about the power of connecting all the home’s critical devices together through a single technology platform.
As the chief financial officer at Electric Guard Dog, a company that has been one of the original pioneers in renewable energy for the security industry, I’ve studied our system for the cost/benefit ratio of our investment in solar power in detail.
As a manufacturer headquartered in an island nation, Panasonic is keenly aware of the burden that is placed on the environment and the responsibility that every individual and corporation must assume in stewarding its health and preservation.
The Security Industry Association’s (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) is the premier awards-based marketing program in the security industry. It has been in existence since 1979. Each year at ISC West, the NPS program recognizes outstanding contributions to the protection of life and property in residential, commercial and institutional settings. Judging panels composed of industry experts select winners in various categories. The most coveted awards are the Judges’ Choice Award and the Best New Product Award.
‘Green’ is more than a word. It is good business. It is a journey. It is also one of three pillars of sustainability. Using the words “green” and “sustainability” is not a case of “You say ‘po-tay-toe,’ I say ‘po-tah-toe.’” Although the two terms are intricately related, they are not interchangeable.
For convenience, cost and efficiency, building managers are looking for a single point of control for all systems that make up the security and building automation functions. The secure, “green” building has arrived.
For consumers, the market for home energy management technology and products has, all at once, become highly frenzied yet tremendously exciting. From sleek, standalone ‘smart thermostats’ to solutions tightly integrated with the security system to new broadband-based home energy offerings from large cable and telco providers, consumers must not only decide which tool fits with their particular lifestyle, but which underlying platform offers the most stability and value.
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".