Residential alarm systems

KWIKSET unveils Control4-ready Signature Series motorised deadbolt with Home Connect Technology

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc., Hardware and Home Improvement Division, global provider of residential security systems, announces a new Control4 version of its Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect. Utilising the popular Kwikset single-cylinder deadbolt as its foundation, this keypad-less lock is ideal for homeowners seeking the safety and peace of mind of a Home Connect solution who are already using or are considering a Control4 Smart Home. Control4 Signature Series Deadbolt K...

Home automation firm, ADT names Jochen Koedijk as its new chief marketing officer

ADT Inc., global provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, has announced that Jochen Koedijk has joined the company as its Chief Marketing Officer. Koedijk joins ADT from Chewy.com where he served as the Vice President, Marketing. Reporting directly to ADT President Jim DeVries, Koedijk will be responsible for delivering innovative digital and brand marketing strategies and initiatives that drive profitable business growth. ADT’s new marketing head Previous...

Vanderbilt’s SPC Wireless devices offer extended battery life with powerful Energiser lithium batteries

Vanderbilt’s SPC Wireless devices range from detectors, panic buttons, fobs, and a transceiver. They are discreet and tasteful in design with sleek and modern lines to complement the interior styles of many environments, such as retail stores and apartment buildings.  Battery longevity Battery life is a key component of the SPC Wireless devices. An automatic power saving mode supports them. In fact, the SPC Wireless smoke detector comes with a battery life of over ten years. The de...

Nice S.p.A. aquires FIBARO in a deal worth US$ 73 million to expand their smart home category

Nice S.p.A., the Italian international home automation and home security company, has announced continued expansion into the smart home category with the acquisition of FIBARO, global brand in the smart home and home automation industry. The transaction, which was public as of Friday, July 13 is valued at €63 million/$73 million US and includes the entire share capital of Fibar Group S.A., including its US subsidiary. Founded in 2010, FIBARO has established itself on 6 continents and in ov...

Radar technology provides an alternative for smart home security

In the state of the residential security market today, we see many who are offering home security packages that rely on numerous sensors and multiple devices to provide a comprehensive coverage of the home and provide peace of mind. Each individual sensor or device within the package provides a specific functionality, and the user finds himself burdened by an overwhelming amount of sensors and devices. This overload is intensified by the penetration of additional IoT and smart devices into the...

ASSA ABLOY acquires HKC Security Ltd and Security & Risk Communications Limited in Ireland

ASSA ABLOY has acquired HKC, a manufacturer of professional fit, wired and wireless alarms and cloud based monitoring solutions for both the residential and commercial markets, based in Ireland. ASSA ABLOY is an international group with around 47,000 employees and has global sales close to £6.4 billion. In the UK, ASSA ABLOY is best known for the Yale and UNION brands and has its Head Office and main manufacturing centre in Willenhall. Given the strong commercial synergies between HKC and...