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Honeywell Total Connect Is Basis for New DIY Alarm Offering

SAFE Security with operations in 44 states launches SAFE@home, a new division catering to DIY wireless alarm system installation using Honeywell Total Connect.


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The basis of the new offering from SAFE is Honeywell’s Total Connect 2.0, which offers users the ability to access their systems’ functions remotely with a smartphone, and the ability to view live video with any web-enabled device.

SAFE Security, one of the nation’s largest security alarm companies with operations in 44 states, has launched a new division, SAFE@home.

This new division will enable a consumer to self install a wireless security system at their home. This DIY home alarm system will include professional UL certified Five Diamond monitoring by SAFE Security and will not require a phone line. The home security system can be controlled remotely by a smartphone or tablet via Honeywell’s Total Connect.

“With an increased demand in the residential security market for a self installed alarm system coupled with increased technology that allows for a wireless security system to be setup in minutes, SAFE@home is well positioned to be a leader in the DIY security space,” says Paul Sargenti, SAFE’s president and CEO. “We’ve partnered with Honeywell to provide a state of the art wireless security system and will accommodate Wi-Fi for IP alarm communications. This will allow our customers to take advantage of being able to self-install their wireless security system. By enabling our customers to self install, they will save money by not requiring an alarm company to install the alarm system.”

Customers can select from three complete packages and add on additional hardware to best fit their needs. SAFE Security, based in San Ramon, Calif., is backed by ICV Partners.





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Jason Knott, Editor, CE Pro
Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990. He joined EH Publishing in 2000, and before that served as publisher and editor of Security Sales, a leading magazine for the security industry. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He is currently a member of the CEDIA Education Action Team for Electronic Systems Business. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.

2 Comments (displayed in order by date/time)

Posted by David  on  02/21  at  02:50 PM

This sucks for all of us certified and licensed alarm companies who work so hard to train and be at the top of our field. Shame on you Honeywell. I won’t be using your products any more nor will my associates.

Posted by Julie Jacobson  on  02/21  at  05:12 PM

This is not an unusual business model. See:

http://www.cepro.com/article/diy_security_systems_generate_recurring_revenue/

Also, any consumer can buy most major security/automation panels online—Interlogix (GE Security), DSC, HAI, Elk, Linear, Napco, 2Gig ...

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