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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.

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ADT Reveals 2017 Plans, Protection 1 Integration, Connected Home Opportunities

One year after ADT was acquired by Apollo Global Management in $7 billion deal, executives discuss ambitious business…

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

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

John Distelzweig · October 09, 2018 Thermal imaging can provide powerful perimeter protection coupled with visual alarm assessment to help keep homes safe.

Presidential Alert Causes False-Alarm Headaches

Presidential Alert Causes False-Alarm Headaches

Security Sales & Integration · October 05, 2018 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.

Cybersecurity for M1 Security System a Goal of Elk

Cybersecurity for M1 Security System a Goal of Elk

Advertorial · September 27, 2018 Two-way wireless communication, corporate-level encryption, other features protect M1 system from cyberattacks.

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

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

September 21, 2018 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.

The Smartest Water Leak Detectors at CEDIA Expo 2018

The Smartest Water Leak Detectors at CEDIA Expo 2018

September 18, 2018 Equipped with artificial intelligence, integration capability, water leak and water valve controllers give pros a new product category to pursue.

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

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

August 30, 2018 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.

40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

August 10, 2018 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.'

Honeywell DIY, Alexa Enabled Smart Home Security System Now Available

Honeywell DIY, Alexa Enabled Smart Home Security System Now Available

August 02, 2018 Honeywell's DIY system features an integrated 1080p wide-angle HD camera with night vision, 145-degree viewing, and facial recognition.

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

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

July 13, 2018 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.

NACE President Aaron Starr Discusses Hot Security Categories, Dealer Support

NACE President Aaron Starr Discusses Hot Security Categories, Dealer Support

July 09, 2018 Aaron Starr, president of North American Cable Equipment (NACE) believes its support mechanisms and training can help CE pros run their businesses more effectively.

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

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

September 21, 2018 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.

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

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

August 30, 2018 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.

Honeywell DIY, Alexa Enabled Smart Home Security System Now Available

Honeywell DIY, Alexa Enabled Smart Home Security System Now Available

August 02, 2018 Honeywell's DIY system features an integrated 1080p wide-angle HD camera with night vision, 145-degree viewing, and facial recognition.

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

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

July 13, 2018 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.

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

July 02, 2018 Private Equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling stake in DIY security provider SimpliSafe. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson reviews synergies with H&F portfolio companies SnapAV, Verisure (Securitas Direct) and HUB International insurance.

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

June 26, 2018 Alula Connect+ security and home-automation platform can be installed during construction at very low cost to homebuilder, allowing integration with built-in smart-home tech like Pella Insynctive windows and doors.

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

May 04, 2018 I-View Now and newcomer Chekt enable security and smart-home dealers to add video verification to traditional alarm monitoring, providing recurring revenue to the installer and improved emergency response to the end user.

9 Interesting IoT Finds at ISC: Blingy Smart Lock, Awesome Fire Alarm

9 Interesting IoT Finds at ISC: Blingy Smart Lock, Awesome Fire Alarm

April 12, 2018 ISC West 2018: SnapAV pitches OvrC to alarm dealers, a smart lock for newlyweds, neat fire-protection system that could spawn a category ... and more security and home automation from Vegas.

Ultimate ISC Tech Guide: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

Ultimate ISC Tech Guide: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

April 11, 2018 ISC West 2018 teems with new security and home-automation products highlighting trends in video surveillance & analtyics, AI-enabled alarm sensors, assisted-DIY solutions and more. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has it here.

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

March 28, 2018 Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.

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Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Mass-market smart-home services, converging physical and digital security, tunable white lighting, MDU installs, and video projection comprise CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for residential integrators in 2018.

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Advertorial · March 16, 2016 Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

Tips, advice, and long-term solutions on how to transition your business to an as-a-service model, and why it’s beneficial to do so.

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.

ADT

ADT
For more than a century, ADT has been one of today’s most trusted, well known brands in the industry. Today, we serve more than six million customers, making us the largest company of our kind in both the U.S. and Canada....
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Ihiji

ihiji
Ihiji is the foundation of your service operations center. Your technicians can remotely monitor the status of all of your clients’ networks and IP devices.  The customized dashboard shows all Ihiji connected...
www.ihiji.com
Kwikset

Kwikset
Kwikset is the leading provider of innovative security solutions that deliver superior quality, convenience and aesthetic appeal. Whether it’s solely for security or as a critical element in a “connected”...
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LILIN

LILIN
LILIN is a global manufacturer of IP video cameras, recording devices, & software. The company adheres to a time-tested philosophy of Creativity, Progress, & Excellence. LILIN’s spectrum of cameras and servers...
www.lilin.us
Napco

Napco
Napco Security Technologies is a leading manufacturer of a wide array of security products, developing advanced technologies for intrusion, fire, video, wireless, access control and door locking systems. Headquartered in New...
www.napcosecurity.com