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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

Thermal Imaging: The Most Underutilized Tech Tool for Security, Surveillance and IoT Applications

Thermal imaging can provide powerful perimeter protection coupled with visual alarm assessment to help keep homes safe.

CE Pro Editors · October 09, 2018

Presidential Alert Causes False-Alarm Headaches

The loud tone produced by the alert set off certain glass break sensors and caused some PERS and mPERS subscribers to push their emergency buttons.

CE Pro Editors · October 05, 2018

Cybersecurity for M1 Security System a Goal of Elk

Two-way wireless communication, corporate-level encryption, other features protect M1 system from cyberattacks.

Lisa Montgomery · September 27, 2018

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

New Alexa Guard turns Amazon Echo into sound-recognition device, alerting users and professional monitoring stations to smoke/CO alarms and glass breaks; first partner ADT sees stock price soar.

Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2018

The Smartest Water Leak Detectors at CEDIA Expo 2018

Equipped with artificial intelligence, integration capability, water leak and water valve controllers give pros a new product category to pursue.

Lisa Montgomery · September 18, 2018

Hands On: Telguard’s Arlo Go Mobile Camera Goes Anywhere, Provides Dealer RMR

Selling Telguard’s Arlo Go all-wireless cameras is one of the few ways home-technology integrators can earn recurring revenue (RMR) on cellular service without selling back-up cellular for security systems.

Julie Jacobson · August 30, 2018

40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

ADT reports 6% revenue boost and 73% of all new customers opt for ADT Pulse smart home automation. Pigeonholes Google, Amazon DIY security offerings as suitable for ‘renters.’

Jason Knott · August 10, 2018

Honeywell DIY, Alexa Enabled Smart Home Security System Now Available

Honeywell’s DIY system features an integrated 1080p wide-angle HD camera with night vision, 145-degree viewing, and facial recognition.

CE Pro Editors · August 02, 2018

Fibaro Home Automation Acquired for $73M by European Controls Co.

Nice Group acquires Fibaro (Fibar Group S.A.), popular maker of Z-Wave sensors and smart-home hubs, shortly after acquiring Abode, a DIY security and home-automation company with professionally monitored alarm systems.

Julie Jacobson · July 13, 2018