ISC Shows Home Automation on Pebble Smart Watch

By Julie Jacobson · April 7, 2014 • Cloud-based security and home automation provider demos app for Pebble, shows Google Glass for installation purposes, intros networked server for local CCTV recording.

Lutron RF Could Disrupt Z-Wave in Low-Cost Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · April 7, 2014 • Lutron’s new Smart Bridge Pro brings apps, Internet connectivity to low-cost ClearConnect dimmers, thermostats, motorized shades, new GE smart bulbs.

Speco Technologies Facilitates Covert Cameras and Capture

By Arlen Schweiger · April 4, 2014 • In its efforts to help integrators provide digital deterrence for customers, specialty cameras and lockbox recorders offer solutions at ISC West 2014.

FST Biometrics Shows Simplified Processes, Solution at ISC West

By Arlen Schweiger · April 4, 2014 • Israeli company’s In Motion Identification combines facial recognition and behavioral analysis to permit entry in easy-to-use fashion.

Telguard Unveils Flat-Rate Service Plan for 2GIG, DSC Panels

By Jason Knott · April 3, 2014 • Now with a flat rate to help dealers build RMR, Telguard's Home Control, based on iControl Networks, allows homeowners to arm/disarm their security system, control Z-Wave devices, and view integrated video.

2 Best Video Demos at ISC: Lilin and IC Realtime

By Julie Jacobson · April 3, 2014 • You have to see these CCTV demos to really get it. Lilin shows 120 fps, ICRealtime demos 720 degrees with no warping at ISC West 2014.

Qolsys Android-Based Security/Home Automation Now Shipping with

By Julie Jacobson · February 21, 2014 • IQ Panel from start-up Qolsys is a self-contained security/home automation system built on Android, featuring WiFi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave and cellular radios; works with cloud-based service.

IC Realtime Brings Verizon 4G LTE & Cloud to Surveillance

By Julie Jacobson · April 17, 2013 • At ISC 2013, IC Realtime demo'd new iOS and native Mac apps, plus partnership with Verizon that allows dealers to earn RMR on 4G LTE service. Plus ... building a better hog trap.

ISC East Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy

By Julie Jacobson · October 27, 2012 • Security Expo was to begin Oct. 30 in New York City but state of emergency from Hurricane Sandy forces cancellation.

Honeywell Tuxedo Touch Adds Home Automation to Security Systems

By Julie Jacobson · June 11, 2012 • Touchscreen brings Internet access and Z-Wave-enabled home automation to Honeywell Vista security panels; system integrates with ZigBee-enabled smart meters.

2Gig Adds Local DVR to Self-Contained Security Panels

By Julie Jacobson · April 2, 2012 • 2Gig appears to be the first to offer local DVR on self-contained security panels -- up to 1TB via built-in SATA drive. Service complements cloud-based solution from

World’s Stupidest Criminal Steals iPad at Security Show

By CE Pro Editors · April 12, 2011 • Idiot sneaks into International Security Conference (ISC West) with fake badge, steals untethered iPad from an exhibitor hawking video surveillance.

DSC Taps iControl for Cloud-based Security, Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · April 12, 2011 • New Connect24 service offers remote monitoring/control of DSC security, surveillance, lighting, energy management, other Z-Wave home automation devices.

HAI Plans All-ZigBee System for Energy Management

By Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2011 • Standalone ZigBee energy management solution to feature controller, smart thermostats and load control modules to communicate with smart grid -- no separate home automation system required.

2Gig Adds 900 MHz Touchscreen to Security System

By Julie Jacobson · April 8, 2011 • New slave controller, Introduced at ISC West, could bring intercom, messaging, other higher-bandwidth apps to 2Gig's Go!Control alarm system

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