Honeywell, a Connected Home solutions provider, has announced that it is introducing the Honeywell Smart Home Security System, a self-installed, all-in-one security solution that is simple to set up and allows consumers to be aware of what’s happening in and around their homes. This self-monitored system features Amazon Alexa, and can be upgraded and customised with accessories to fit your specific needs for the comfort and security of your home. Connected home services The heart of the Honeywell Smart Home Security System is a camera base station with an integrated 1080p HD camera and 145-degree viewing that will incorporate facial recognition with push notifications so you can know when your child has arrived home safely from school. The camera base station is completely integrated with the Alexa Voice Service, a high-quality speaker and microphone. Easy to install out of the box, the system can be controlled through an app, your voice, and other optional devices. “More than 150 million homeowners already trust Honeywell with their safety, comfort and security,” said Michael Flink, President, Honeywell Security and Fire. “Right out of the box and enabled by Amazon Alexa, our system allows customers to keep an eye on what’s happening in and around their homes. As is the case with all of Honeywell’s Connected Home offerings, the system can be enabled by location-based geofencing, which means it knows when you are at home or away.” Sensors and motion viewers The Honeywell Smart Home Security System features indoor and outdoor sensors and motion viewers that can alert you if your doors or windows are opened, and can even keep an eye on your napping baby in another room. The camera base station and additional devices can be adjusted using a schedule, location-based geofencing, or customisable event and scene triggers. "Right out of the box, our system allows customersto keep an eye on what’s happening in and around their homes" Audio and video self-monitoring is available directly through the app, and the Smart Home Security System also can send alerts inside the home with customisable lighting, sirens and video notifications through your app. In addition to being able to turn video recording off in the app, the camera base station includes a manual privacy shutter so you can be sure that what you want to stay private, stays private. The system will come with 24 hours of back-up cloud storage, which will be expanded to three days later this year. 2018 features and updates The Honeywell Smart Home Security System has a robust roadmap of features available in 2018, including facial recognition updates so people will be able to know when their kids come home from school or when the dog walker shows up. Also coming in 2018, audio analytics updates will enable the system to know the difference between an alert from your smoke or carbon monoxide (CO) alarm, your dog barking or other loud noises. "We applaud Honeywell for their commitment to listen to the ‘crowd’ in crowdsourcing ideas for their latest innovation," said Jonathan Cohen, chief enterprise solutions officer, Indiegogo. "Indiegogo's Enterprise offering will allow Honeywell to capture interest and validation while receiving actionable, product insights from consumers." Indiegogo discount price Honeywell’s Smart Home Security System will launch through Indiegogo’s Enterprise Crowdfunding service, allowing Honeywell to engage directly with backers, garner interest and provide real-time updates on how the system can continue to expand to meet people’s needs. Exclusive pre-order offers for the system will be available for a discounted price to backers on Indiegogo through December 16. Following the exclusive Indiegogo pre-order campaign, the system will become more widely available early next year with bundled pricing starting at $499 MSRP. Indiegogo backers will receive a discounted price for this bundle, which will include the camera base station, window and door access sensors, and a key fob as another option to control the system.
The fire industry’s most widely used aspirating smoke detector will be among the new technologies Honeywell will unveil at National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference and Expo 2017, taking place June 4-7 in Boston.Xtralis VESDA-E VEP smoke detectorThe company will showcase its next-generation Xtralis VESDA-E VEP aspirating smoke detector system, which yields 1.5 times greater sensitivity and offers six times better dust rejection than the previous generation of products, significantly reducing the potential for nuisance alarms and reducing related customer costs. It also features built-in Wi-Fi for remote detector access from smart devices to review and monitor status in real time. Honeywell is also announcing all-new fire alarm control panels—Honeywell Silent Knight, Honeywell Farenhyt Series, and Fire-Lite by Honeywell—each with new technological advances. “Our focus as a leader in the fire industry is to anticipate customer needs, solve problems and save lives. Our new fire panels and next-generation VESDA do just that,” said Michael Flink, President of Security and Fire, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies. “Customers and experts in the industry are telling us that the latest generation of Honeywell Xtralis VESDA is perhaps the greatest innovation in fire detection in the last 20 years."Targeted fire detectionAspirating smoke detectors are able to sense smoke before fires are visible to the naked eye. But beyond sensing smoke, the new VESDA-E VEP system has the unique capability of characterising particles, providing analytics for targeted detection, and a more efficient and effective response. With easy set-up and virtually stress-free out-of-the-box installation, an intuitive 3.5” LCD touch screen display and access to wireless remote review with the iVESDA app, this system may set a new industry benchmark for very early warning smoke detection.In addition to advanced detection technologies, Honeywell also will show new fire control panels from some of the strongest and most respected brands in life safety that will roll out this summer. Life safety professionals also will begin to see updated brand logos and refreshed product packaging and from Honeywell fire panels including Gamewell-FCI, Honeywell Silent Knight, Honeywell Farenhyt Series, and Fire-Lite by Honeywell. The Honeywell Silent Knight brand introduces four new fire alarm control panels ranging from 100 points to 1,100 points Built-in dual path communication Additional life safety innovations and technologies available at the NFPA Conference and Expo include: The Honeywell Silent Knight brand introduces four new fire alarm control panels ranging from 100 points to 1,100 points. These panels allow you to connect up to 17 panels with convenient single point access and dramatically lower monitoring costs. With built-in dual path communications, a cellular side car option, larger 40- by 20-inch display, and support for SWIFT wireless detection, these panels are designed for the future while still being fully backwards compatible. The new Honeywell Farenhyt Series Black Fire Panels offer a unique design with flexible architecture so integrators can choose the ideal system size and cost for each installation. The new generation of fire control panels allow a network up to 32 panels, combination emergency communications, carbon monoxide and fire detection all in one panel, as well as compatibility with all SWIFT Wireless devices. The new panels are eVance ready for faster and simpler serviceability, and are also available in red. Notifier fire alarm control panels The Fire-Lite by Honeywell brand introduces six new fire alarm control panels that offer more communications options—built-in IP/POTS as well as cellular side cars—and a USB port for easy programming and firmware updates. All panels support SWIFT Wireless devices and offer 4 programmable buttons for convenience and efficiency while still being backwards compatible.High-Level Interface, an integration with the SLC Integration Module that marries VESDA devices with Notifier Fire Alarm Control Panels, allows the newly introduced VESDA-E series of aspirating smoke detectors to exchange information directly with the Notifier fire alarm control panels. The new L-Series AV Notification Appliances, a line of fire and life safety notification devices from System Sensor, covers the full range of candela settings while offering the lowest power consumption—up to 35 percent reduction across all settings. Notifier website has been given an overhaul, is now mobile-friendly and features an updated user interface to make it easier for users to find product information, browse related products, and download and distribute collateral.
ADI will distribute and license the complete Dahua North America catalogue including IP cameras and NVRs Dahua Technology, the leading provider of video surveillance products and services, recently announced it has partnered with ADI Global Distribution, the leading global wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products. Dahua security products expansion into North America Dahua will initiate its worldwide expansion in the North America region where ADI will market, distribute and license the complete Dahua North America catalogue—including its popular 1.3-4MP IP cameras, 8 and 16 channel POE NVRS, 1080p HDCVI cameras and tri-brid HCVRs—making the full product line readily available at 103 ADI store locations in the US and Canada. “Partnering with ADI supports our overall strategic growth plan, beginning with the North American market, to provide greater access to our world-class video surveillance solutions on a global scale,” said Liquan Fu, President of Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. “As an ADI vendor, Dahua will gain a competitive edge by giving more security system integrators access to our cutting-edge video surveillance technology throughout the world,” Mr. Fu said. “We’re excited to be putting our products on the shelves of ADI stores.” “As the industry's leading distributor, ADI Global Distribution is committed to offering the latest technologies and newest products to help our customer’s businesses grow,” said Michael Flink, President ADI Global Distribution. “Dahua Technology is an exciting addition to our product line and one that will enhance our ability to provide our customers with complete end-to-end solutions.”
ADI recognises key suppliers across North America for their support and contributions towards the growth and success of ADI Hikvision® USA, the North American leader in innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has been named Vendor of the Year by ADI Global Distribution, a leading global wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products. This prestigious distinction is a testament to the strong relationship between Hikvision and ADI and an example of the companies’ dedication to the growth of the video surveillance market. Each year, ADI recognises key suppliers across North America for their support and contributions towards the growth and success of ADI. Hikvision experienced outstanding growth in 2014, and building good relationships with distributors was one of the keys to their success. “Our success with ADI is due in part to mutual sharing of information and strong focus to grow the business. Hikvision USA also maintains a high level of engagement with ADI at the field level,” remarked Gordon Lang, director, strategic partners at Hikvision USA. “We pride ourselves on maintaining face-to-face relationships. Our partnership with ADI has allowed us to better understand the needs of our customers.” Hikvision works closely with ADI branch managers and participates in trainings and other ADI events to best serve ADI’s dealer customers. “Hikvision has demonstrated their commitment to delivering value to our dealer base,” said Michael Flink, president of ADI Global. “Our vendor partnerships are important to the success of ADI, and we are proud to honor and celebrate their contributions and achievements.” Hikvision USA president, Jeffrey He, elaborated upon Hikvision’s relationship with ADI. “ADI’s strong distribution channels have allowed us to increase our presence in North America, make connections with dealers, and successfully deliver our products. As the demand grows for video surveillance solutions, Hikvision is proud to stand next to distributors such as ADI to meet the needs of this rapidly growing market. We are honoured to receive Vendor of the Year for 2014, and we are confident that 2015 will bring even greater achievements.”