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Read: DIY Entrant Konnected Converts Existing Alarm Panels Into Smart Home Systems

DIY Entrant Konnected Converts Existing Alarm Panels Into Smart Home Systems

The startup Konnected Alarm Panel is billed as the first-of-its kind solution to convert a wired alarm system for app-based smart home controls.

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Read: How Comcast’s Xfinity Home Is Disrupting Residential Security

How Comcast’s Xfinity Home Is Disrupting Residential Security

Take a deep dive into one of the leading players — Comcast’s Xfinity Home — and a winning formula that has surpassed 1 million customers.

Products News

Read: Johnson Controls Unveils Wireless Security and Automation Platform for Smart Home Devices

Johnson Controls Unveils Wireless Security and Automation Platform for Smart Home Devices

The iotega provides a fully encrypted security system that secures homes and businesses while including remote interactive smart services.

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Read: Hacked! Why Home Security Camera Installs Should Be Left to Pros

Hacked! Why Home Security Camera Installs Should Be Left to Pros

When selling video surveillance systems to would-be DIYs, remind customers about all the cybersecurity hacks out there, especially through IP cameras.

Read: Comcast Adds 3 Kwikset Door Locks to ‘Works With Xfinity’ Program

Comcast Adds 3 Kwikset Door Locks to ‘Works With Xfinity’ Program

Xfinity Home customers will now have additional connected door lock options from Kwikset to remotely manage access to their residences.

Read: Honeywell Connect 2017 Inspires Dealers to ‘Differentiate, Disrupt & Deliver’

Honeywell Connect 2017 Inspires Dealers to ‘Differentiate, Disrupt & Deliver’

The annual conference provided Honeywell dealers a bevy of learning and networking activities, all geared to make stronger organizations in this time of disruption. Check out this image gallery for sights and informative tidbits.

Read: Why Homebuilder Relationships Are a Hot Commodity for Security Dealers

Why Homebuilder Relationships Are a Hot Commodity for Security Dealers

Homebuilders have begun to see technology as an asset again. Now’s the time for security dealers to capitalize by becoming valued partners.

Read: Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders Due to ADT Lawsuit

Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders Due to ADT Lawsuit

The ADT lawsuit claims the Ring Protect security and home automation system uses stolen IP from Zonoff, ADT’s development partner.

Read: Napco Releases Q1 Earnings Results, Hits Record Net Sales

Napco Releases Q1 Earnings Results, Hits Record Net Sales

Napco reported net sales for the quarter were a record $21.2 million, up 5% from the same quarter last year.

Read: Alarm.com Reports Positive Q3 Fueled by SaaS, License Revenue Gains

Alarm.com Reports Positive Q3 Fueled by SaaS, License Revenue Gains

Alarm.com reported quarterly SaaS and license revenue of $61.9 million, an increase of 39% compared to the prior year.

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