Residential alarm systems

OpenView to preview IP-based concierge system as part of smart living solutions at Housing 2018

OpenView Security Solutions, the UK’S largest privately owned independent security company and a national supplier of electrical and mechanical services, is showcasing its comprehensive range of smart living solutions on stand D44 at Housing 2018. This will include a preview of a new IP-based concierge system developed with stand partner Appello that will deliver a unique range of capabilities. Efficient care and health services According to Andy Ward, Sales Director at OpenView: &ldquo...

Electronic Security Specialists & Cabling purchases commercial fire alarm accounts from Frase Protection

Memphis-based Electronic Security Specialists (ESSC), a licenced low voltage contractor that installs and services electronic security equipment spanning burglar and fire alarm systems, CCTV systems and Access Control Systems, has announced the purchase of required commercial fire alarm accounts from neighboring Frase Protection.  A required commercial fire alarm system - one that is required by the local fire department to obtain a Use Permit for a building - is typically quite complex an...

Honeywell enhances Total Connect Remote Services for improved security

Honeywell, global Connected Home solutions provider, has announced enhancements to its Total Connect Remote Services capabilities with an expanding ecosystem and key third-party integrations.  Now, Total Connect Remote Services ‘Works with Amazon Alexa’ to give users voice control of their security system from their connected home platform of choice. Homeowners will now be able to control their security system with their voice, using their Amazon Alexa device with the Honeywell...

Athom's Homey smart home solution integrates with Vanderbilt's certified security system

Homey, the smart home platform developed by the Dutch company Athom, has integrated Vanderbilt’s SPC security systems. This has been announced by Athom and Vanderbilt. The partnership adds the certified security system of Vanderbilt to the popular Smart Home Platform, Homey. The integration allows users to use their security system for other purposes too. “This is useful in many cases,” explains Stefan Witkamp, Commercial Director of Athom. “Take your motion sensors. The...

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...

Bosch enhances B465 Universal Dual Path Communicator for dealers and integrators

Bosch introduces connectivity and programming enhancements for its B465 Universal Dual Path Communicator, making it easier for dealers and integrators in the Americas to help end users keep pace with changing alarm communication technology. With the B465 communicator, end users can eliminate expenses associated with up to two dedicated phone line connections per control panel, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership for fire or intrusion alarm systems. B465 Universal Dual Path Communicator...