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Johnson Controls announces integration of DSC iotega wireless security solution with Alarm.com

Johnson Controls has announced that the award-winning DSC iotega now leverages the interactive and home automation features from Alarm.com, further reinforcing that iotega is a versatile wireless security and automation solution available on the market today. iotega’s cyber secure platform with PowerG 2-way wireless encrypted sensors, combined with Alarm.com, enables users to seamlessly arm and disarm their system in addition to controlling other home automation functions such as lighting...

Interlogix’s life-safety solutions enhance home and commercial security

Interlogix, a provider of security and life safety solutions, has launched new products to make home and commercial security more convenient and effective, including two 5-inch, full-colour LCD secondary touch screen controllers for the Simon and Concord security systems. Interlogix also introduced a new photoelectric smoke detector with built-in heat and freeze sensors and a new Command Button for controlling home automation tasks. Interlogix is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a...

Electronic Security Expo 2018 explores best pratices for monitoring unlicensed activity in alarm systems

Alarm company licensing is not new, but its enforcement and the public’s awareness seem to suggest otherwise. Industry experts will discuss why licensing should matter to the industry – and whether it really matters to the consumer at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) 2018. The ESX CounterPoint Forum, titled ‘Unlicensed Activity – Fake News or Real Issue?’ will take place on June 21 at 9:30 a.m. in Nashville. “Unlicensed activity has plagued the industry for...

ASSA ABLOY joins Z-Wave Alliance’s Board of Directors

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, announces the addition of ASSA ABLOY to the Alliance Board of Directors. Owner of leading and trusted lock brands such as Yale, Mul-T-Lock and ABLOY, ASSA ABLOY joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Huawei, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs. Smart security and connected access control “ASSA...

Huawei joins the Z-Wave Alliance’s Board of Directors

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, announces the addition of leading ICT solutions provider, Huawei, to the Alliance Board of Directors. Huawei joins principal members ADT, Alarm.com, FIBARO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LEEDARSON, LG Uplus, Nortek Security & Control, SmartThings, and Sigma Designs. Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with innovative solutions, pro...

Z-Wave Alliance welcomes smart lock provider August Home to its membership

August Home joins over 450 members in supporting the Z-Wave standard in smart homes all over the world The Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organisation dedicated to advancing the popular Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol, welcomes leading smart lock provider August Home to its membership. August Home joins over 450 members in supporting the Z-Wave standard in smart homes all over the world. August Smart Lock Pro August Home has also announced the August Smart Lock Pro...

IHS Markit: Disruption coming to professional smart home market

Professionally monitored smart home accounts will surpass traditionally monitored accounts in 2022 Alarm.com and Comcast’s acquisition of Icontrol, finalised March 8, will mean stiff competition in the coming years for other providers of professional home automation systems. Although Comcast is a telecom, and telecoms often get poor customer service reviews, this has not slowed its growth as a home automation and security provider. Robust smart home platform IHS Markit...

CES 2017: Will consumer electronics transform the physical security industry?

Consumer electronics are closely related to physical security. For one thing, electronics consumers increasingly see security as one of the functions they want their smart home systems to perform. We have heard the Internet of Things (IoT) buzzword in our market, and it is also a major force in the changing consumer electronics arena. Because consumer electronics are increasingly tied in with security, many in our industry keep a close eye on developments at the huge Consumer Electronics Show...

Smart home products help security companies engage customers

Dennis Sage Home Entertainment, Phoenix, is a best-in-breed audiovisual contracting services firm that gradually began expanding its offerings to security several years ago. After testing the waters, hiring experienced technicians and learning about the parallels with its current business, the company made a successful transition. Now, Dennis Sage, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is also counting on heightened customer engagement and stickier clients as he moves into the role of t...

Tyco Security's PowerSeries Neo and DSC Touch selected for Monitronics authorised dealer programme

 Addition of these products allows Monitronics to offer a portfolio of reliable security and home control devices   Tyco Security Products is pleased to announce that Monitronics has selected the DSC PowerSeries Neo platform and the DSC Touch all-in-one smart panel to be part of its authorised dealer programme, a network with more than 600 dealers from throughout North America. A portfolio of up-to-date security devices The addition of these two products is pa...

ESX announces innovation award winners for 2016

The ESX Innovation Awards celebrate companies bringing groundbreaking technologies to the electronic security industry The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) announced the 2016 Innovation Award winners. Earning an ESX Innovation Award is one of the industry’s highest achievements. The ESX Innovation Awards recognise companies that bring the most impactful and groundbreaking technologies to the electronic security and life safety industry. Companies with emerging technologies...

Tyco Security Products’ home automation access control solutions to be showcased at CES 2016 in Las Vegas

Tyco will highlight its IQ panel, a robust wireless smart home solution, at the event in Las Vegas Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, will showcase its connected home solutions in its debut appearance at the 2016 CES show, January 6-9, 2016, in Las Vegas. The world’s gathering place for consumer technologies provides an ideal platform to feature the company’s expanding range of techn...