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How ADT Aims to Keep Security ‘Relevant’ in Smart Home World

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

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

Holovision Supports Dealer, Sound Image’s Connect Home Initiatives

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

Observables Breaks Out at ISC West with Connected Security Service Platform

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

August Launches Z-Wave Smart Lock for Home-Automation and Security Pros at ISC

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

Brink’s Launches $249 Smart Lock to Complement Hands-Free Door Knobs

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

Vivint Smart Home Patent App: Door Locks, Keypads Project Video Display onto Surface

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

Kwikset Recognizes the Value of Aesthetics to Sales of Smart Locks

Performance and good looks go hand-in-hand when selling smart door locks to your customers.

Lisa Montgomery · December 15, 2016

NFPA: Smoke Alarms Need Replacement Every 10 Years

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

Why You Want Two-Way Technology in Security Sensors

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