Residential security systems

Kwikset releases SmartCode 914 and SmartCode 916 deadbolts with Z-Wave 500 series chip

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, provider of residential security, announces the availability of the contemporary versions of the company’s popular traditional deadbolts: the SmartCode 914 Deadbolt Lock and SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt. With their updated, modern designs, these new stylish versions of the industry’s leading wireless, access control locks continue to utilise Kwikset’s Home Connect technolo...

Bird Home Automation Group & KIWI.KI collaborate to develop innovative business integration solution

The Bird Home Automation Group, manufacturer of DoorBird IP video intercoms, and the PropTech company KIWI.KI GmbH announced their collaboration today. The DoorBird D301, the IP Upgrade for analog door intercoms, is now compatible with the KIWI locking system. Analogue to app-based door intercoms The companies have partnered to create an integration solution ideal for businesses requiring the ability to access clients’ residences to perform contracted services. Businesses providing home...

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...

UNION, division of ASSA ABLOY, granted second patent for the keyPRIME system until 2036

UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, a premier provider of door opening solutions, has been granted a second patent for its keyPRIME reversible key cylinder system, giving a patented lifetime to 2036. Providing secure key control, the second patent ensures UNION keyPRIME offers one of the longest patent protected products in the market. Keys and cylinders can only be ordered, cut or assembled by authorised partners. Delivering similar benefits and greater...

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...

SALTO Systems reports a successful showing of their access control and home security solutions at IFSEC 2018

London ExCel once again saw SALTO Systems’ exhibiting at Europe's biggest security event, IFSEC International 2018, where the company showcased their largest ever product range and were delighted with the response it generated. A series of new products were introduced at the show, including the new version of SALTO’s JustIN Mobile solution combining BLE and NFC capabilities in a single app. This was joined by SALTO KS 'Keys as a Service', the most advanced and flexible cloud locking...