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Read: Clare Controls Aims to Redfine Smart Security and Home Controls With New Panel

Clare Controls Aims to Redfine Smart Security and Home Controls With New Panel

A new backend management platform for dealers and a unified experience for users represents a new business model in wireless smart home security.

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Read: Distributor Roundtable: Execs on Trends, Contending With COVID

Distributor Roundtable: Execs on Trends, Contending With COVID

Wholesale distribution executives discuss the latest product trends and technologies, opportunities, market challenges, and programs available to assist security dealers and systems integrators.

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Read: SIA New Product Showcase Awards Doled Out in Virtual Format

SIA New Product Showcase Awards Doled Out in Virtual Format

Leica Geosystems took the top honors in the annual NPS program, which recognizes innovative security products in partnership with ISC West.

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Read: Hiperwall HidraLink Video Wall Now With Thermal Imaging Support

Hiperwall HidraLink Video Wall Now With Thermal Imaging Support

The solution supports video walls with up to four 4K displays and is geared toward screening high-traffic areas, providing distancing guidelines and more.

Read: Why COVID-19 Is Accelerating Adoption of Cloud-Based Unified Communications

Why COVID-19 Is Accelerating Adoption of Cloud-Based Unified Communications

Opportunities are arising for integrators to help end users accelerate migration to a Cloud-based unified communications and collaboration (UCC) model.

Read: Survey: Home Remodeling to Hold Strong Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Survey: Home Remodeling to Hold Strong Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Despite the financial and economical hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic, homeowners remain enthusiastic about improving their living spaces.

Read: Vistacom Tech Expo 2020 Goes Virtual Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Vistacom Tech Expo 2020 Goes Virtual Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Vistacom will highlight industry pros and thought leaders to provide a comprehensive update on the latest trends and predictions via a live webinar series.

Read: How Security Dealers Can Fend Off Channel Disruption

How Security Dealers Can Fend Off Channel Disruption

Security dealers no longer compete with just each other, but now must also fend off retail giants and multi-service operators.

Read: Sudden Shutdown of Guardzilla Highlights Risks of Going DIY With Security

Sudden Shutdown of Guardzilla Highlights Risks of Going DIY With Security

DIY security camera provider Guardzilla has seemingly shut down without warning, leaving customers with hundreds of dollars worth of useless devices.

Read: Lift Your Security Team With SSI’s Most Valuable Products of 2020

Lift Your Security Team With SSI’s Most Valuable Products of 2020

To a large extent, the success of security dealers and integrators rides on the devices they sell. That’s why it’s critical to have stars in that lineup. Meet SSI’s 2020 Most Valuable Products.

Read: Brinks Home Security Acquires 114K Accounts From Protect America

Brinks Home Security Acquires 114K Accounts From Protect America

The company will take ownership of the residential contracts at closing through an earnout structure that includes a $15 million upfront payment.

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