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SnapAV Dives into Security and Z-Wave, Teams with Clare and Alula

IBS 2019: SnapAV becomes sole distributor of Clare Controls affordable Z-Wave home-automation system, distributes Alula security products, incorporates into OvrC.

Julie Jacobson · February 21, 2019

ADT Enables Security Monitoring Over FirstNet, Dedicated Public-Safety Communications Platform

ADT alarm signals can be relayed within a network designed specifically for public safety, enabling an enhanced communications with first responders.

CE Pro Editors · February 20, 2019

ADT Unveils New Command and Control Security System, Replacing ADT Pulse

ADT Video Doorbell, ADT Voice Control Integrations with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, ADT Go and ADT’s Interactive Crime Map

CE Pro Editors · January 06, 2019

Former ADT CEO: $10/Month, No-Term Alarm Contracts Sold Online Are Future

Former ADT CEO Tim Whall says the future of smart home security is $10 per month, no-term monitoring contracts sold online to clients. Residential dealers need to transition to higher upfront equipment fees.

CE Pro Editors · December 21, 2018

Are Amazon and Ring Working Together to Create a ‘Suspicious Persons’ Database?

Ring says its patent does not reflect current developments to products and services, but speculation continues to swirl after Amazon’s ‘Rekognition’ facial recognition experiment got the company in hot water earlier this year.

Steve Karantzoulidis · December 20, 2018

Internet-Based Alarm Monitoring Can Be Safer than Cellular. Say What?

Cellular might seem more reliable than Internet for communications between alarm systems and central stations, but what happens when CDMA sunset kills millions of pro-monitored security systems?

CE Pro Editors · December 14, 2018

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

SnapAV is offering full range of Google/Nest smart-home products, including cameras, thermostats, video doorbells, Thread/Weave Yale locks, Nest Secure pro-monitored alarm systems, and Google Home IoT hubs.

Julie Jacobson · November 14, 2018

Home Automation and Alarm Giant Vector Security Adds Retail Location; More Coming

$300 million alarm and smart-home provider Vector Security opens second retail location with hands-on home-automation demos; plans national expansion of retail storefronts.

CE Pro Editors · November 14, 2018

ADT Optimistic About Amazon Alexa; Reports Q3 Revenues Up 6%

ADT reports quarterly revenue of $1.15 billion, up 6 percent, primarily due to ADT Pulse smart home growth. Amazon Company looks to bring alarm voice response directly to law enforcement vehicles.

Jason Knott · November 13, 2018

What to Expect When 8K and 5G Take Over

The 2018 MRI Expo focused on educating integrators on the advancements made by 8K and 5G in recent months, and what they can expect as the tech grows in popularity.

Andrew Nichols · October 26, 2018