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Napco’s New iSecure May be Fastest, Easiest Route to Security, Home Automation RMR

Introduced at ISC West 2019, Napco claims its iSecure series of dual-path alarm and smart-home systems are “the first complete cellular alarm systems under $99 net.”

Julie Jacobson · April 26, 2019

Alarm.com’s New ‘Sensor Walk Test’ Eliminates Laborious Security Verification Calls

New enhancement to Alarm.com’s MobileTech dealer tool shortens security-system installations by allowing installers to verify sensor communications without calling central monitoring station.

CE Pro Editors · April 24, 2019

Don’t Be Dissuaded by Companies Offering ‘No Contract’ DIY Security Products

The recent trend of DIY security companies claiming to protect homes with no contracts isn’t always 100% accurate.

CE Pro Editors · April 17, 2019

ISC West 2019: Security Show Made Me Go Hmmm

CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson couldn’t really put a finger on big residential security or home automation themes at ISC West 2019.

Julie Jacobson · April 16, 2019

Elk Products 319 Series Wireless Sensors Work With Interlogix Protocol

The latest Elk Products devices provide an economical way to employ the 319.5 MHz wireless band.

Robert Archer · April 10, 2019

New Vivint Pro Program is ‘Dream’ RMR Opportunity for Home-Tech Channel

New Vivint Smart Home Authorized Pro program enables home-tech pros to earn RMR and product margins on alarm and home-automation systems and services, leaving all the heavy lifting to Vivint.

Julie Jacobson · April 09, 2019

Injured U.S. Army Sergeant Caleb Brewer Honored With Specially Adapted Smart Home

The Gary Sinise Foundation worked with local integration firm JL Automation to create the perfect smart home for disabled war veteran Caleb Brewer and his family.

CE Pro Editors · March 28, 2019

Analysis: ADT Pulse vs. Command and Control; 3G Sunset Doom as ‘Opportunity’

ADT Pulse replaced by ‘dream’ security and home-automation system ADT Command and Control, powered by Alarm.com, but ADT faces upgrade challenge for some 3.7 million customers due to 3G, CDMA sunset.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2019

ADT Ends Pulse, Adds Command & Control, Pauses Alexa Guard, Plots DIY

New ADT Command and Control launches nationwide this month, ending long reign of ADT Pulse security and home automation platform. Company plots DIY course with LifeShield acquisition, but not with Alexa Guard quite yet.

Jason Knott · March 18, 2019

ADT Reports Total Revenue Up 7% in Q4 2018

In addition to financial information, ADT reported that 40 percent of its residential customers now use ADT Pulse, which combines security with lighting and climate control.

CE Pro Editors · March 13, 2019