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Nortek Patent: The Idiot Savant of Smart Garage Door Openers

IoT garage-door controller provides all the safety measures required of UL 985 for ‘unattended operation’ but it’s stupid simple for DIY installs.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018

IpDatatel, Resolution Products Rebrand as Alula, Offer End-to-End Security, IoT Platform for Pros

Resolution Products and IpDatatel merge to form Alula, offering the new Connect+ security and home-automation hub, along with dual-path IP and cellular communicators and its own SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform.

Jason Knott · March 14, 2018

August Now Provides 24 Hours of Free Video Storage with Doorbell Cams

Acquired by Assa Abbloy last year, August now offers 24 hours of free video storage for doorbell cams, which previously carried a fee for saving any amount of surveillance footage.

CE Pro Editors · March 14, 2018

ISC 2018 Preview: New Trends, Technologies, Business Models in Security and IoT

This one-hour Webinar looks at new trends in security and home automation, including emerging technologies, competitive landscape, DIY developments, and new business models. PLUS: preview of new products and themes for ISC 2018.

CE Pro Editors · March 13, 2018

Comcast to Compete Head-On with Alarm.com, Offering Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing

Comcast/Xfinity will be “quite aggressive” in pricing its wholesale security and home automation service for independent dealers, competing with Alarm.com. Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici reveals plans at ISC West 2017.

Julie Jacobson · May 23, 2017

ISC West 2017: Few ‘CEDIA’ Smart-Home Brands Chasing Security Dealers

At ISC 2017, Core Brands touted Proficient Audio and Gefen; URC and RTI (Pro Control) showed security-friendly home-automation; Luxul and other CEDIA-oriented companies also chased high-volume security dealers.

Julie Jacobson · May 09, 2017

IP/Cellular Dual Path Alarm Communicators Dominate ISC 2017

As POTS lines disappear, security dealers are upgrading alarm panels with dual-path communicators that provide both IP (Wi-Fi or hardwired) and cellular connections to the central station.

Julie Jacobson · May 05, 2017

Yale’s Assure Lock SL Electronic Deadbolt Works with Smart-Home Systems

Yale Assure Lock SL integrates into security systems from companies like Alarm.com, ADT, Honeywell and Qolsys, as well as smart-home systems like Samsung’s SmartThings and Wink.

Robert Archer · April 24, 2017

Surprising New Trend in Security and Home Automation: Adding Multiroom Audio

Alarm.com, Honeywell and start-up Huny show whole-house audio integrated with security and home automation – a first for the alarm industry with potential to lure in traditional A/V dealers.

Julie Jacobson · April 12, 2017

Exclusive: Netgear Launches Bring-Your-Own-Service for Arlo Go Cellular Cameras

Netgear launched the Arlo Go cellular camera with AT&T, but now supports multiple carriers via swappable SIM cards. At ISC West, Netgear revealed Arlo Mobile, the company’s own cell plan.

Julie Jacobson · April 07, 2017