All In Access Control
ADT sees voice activation, wearables, IP cameras, one-button panics, roadside assistance and distracted driving alerts for parents of teens as ways security systems must adapt to lifestyle needs.
Jason Knott · May 05, 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
Texas-based SoundImage relies on the diversity of Holovision’s product line to meet his company’s various security system needs.
Advertorial · April 19, 2017
New security company Observables was founded by Ron Gans and Abe Schryer, a 30-year industry veteran. Avi Rosenthal, former VP of Nortek Security & Control, is consulting.
Chelsea Cafiero · April 04, 2017
Touting home-automation integration, August Home is launching a Z-Wave door lock at ISC West, specifically for the professional installation channel.
Julie Jacobson · April 04, 2017
Hampton Products debuts the $249 Brink’s ARRAY smart deadbolt lock which will be sold direct, via retail and through professional installation. Lock is Wi-Fi-based with advanced features to extend battery life.
Jason Knott · January 20, 2017
Instead of unsightly keypads on door locks and security panels, Vivint proposes a method for projecting a laser image of controls and feedback onto a wall, door or other surface.
Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2016
Performance and good looks go hand-in-hand when selling smart door locks to your customers.
Lisa Montgomery · December 15, 2016
Newly redesigned Nest Protect smoke alarms last a decade and represent a sometimes overlooked and overdue upgrade opportunity for CE pros.
Jason Knott · December 14, 2016
Two-way communications is commonplace in custom-installed home systems, but less so in security devices. Here’s why dealers should demand two-way feedback from inexpensive sensors and keyfobs.
CE Pro Editors · November 22, 2016