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Read: Kwikset Adds Control4 Compatibility to Electronic Deadbolts

Kwikset Adds Control4 Compatibility to Electronic Deadbolts

The Obsidian electronic touchscreen deadbolt with Home Connect and the contemporary version of the SmartCode 916 touchscreen electronic deadbolt passed Control4 certification.

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Read: How Touchscreens Benefit Both Security Integrators and Homeowners

How Touchscreens Benefit Both Security Integrators and Homeowners

Elevating the dealer to a smart home or business expert in the eyes of the consumer reduces churn, allows for upsell and more RMR potential.

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Read: Resideo Reveals Line of Honeywell Home Z-Wave Plus Controls

Resideo Reveals Line of Honeywell Home Z-Wave Plus Controls

The full lineup of Honeywell Z-Wave Plus controls includes indoor, outdoor, in-wall and plug-in options for versatile lighting solutions.

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Read: Vivint Smart Home to Merge With Mosaic Acquisition Corp.

Vivint Smart Home to Merge With Mosaic Acquisition Corp.

The merged company is anticipated to have an initial enterprise value of approximately $5.6 billion and an initial market capitalization of about $3.1 billion.

Read: How to Differentiate by Emphasizing the Full Breadth of Pro Service

How to Differentiate by Emphasizing the Full Breadth of Pro Service

Alarm.com’s Philip Pearson, VP sales operations, Partner Growth, explains how security dealers can win in the face of disruptive competition, the rise of DIY and more.

Read: SSI Names 2019 Security Solutions Awards Winners at GSX

SSI Names 2019 Security Solutions Awards Winners at GSX

This is not a standard product awards program, but a measure of how manufacturers’ devices perform in actual deployments in the field. Explore the winners!

Read: Alarm.com Denied Retrial of SecureNet Patent Infringement Case

Alarm.com Denied Retrial of SecureNet Patent Infringement Case

The requested retrial relates to Alarm.com’s claims of patent infringement regarding home security and automation networking.

Read: Consumers Say They Face These Barriers When Building a Smart Home Ecosystem

Consumers Say They Face These Barriers When Building a Smart Home Ecosystem

Consumers have plenty of choice when it comes to the myriad smart home products out there. However, there are also many things they consider before purchasing one.

Read: Vivint to Announce Integration With Control4 at CEDIA 2019

Vivint to Announce Integration With Control4 at CEDIA 2019

Considered a technological milestone for the company, Vivint’s security engine now integrates two-way with Control4 home automation systems.

Read: Commercial Security Applications for IoT Devices Are on the Rise

Commercial Security Applications for IoT Devices Are on the Rise

IoT technologies are expected to improve the range of communication paths available for the exchange of data in building systems, IHS Markit says.

Read: Galileo A/V Processor Enhances Visitor Experience at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers R&D Center

Galileo A/V Processor Enhances Visitor Experience at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers R&D Center

A Nashville-based A/V integrator designed an immersive pavilion and mosaic video walls, driven by Galileo video wall processors, at the facility.

Read: Alula: New Opportunities Arise With Cellular Sunset

Alula: New Opportunities Arise With Cellular Sunset

The company’s BAT-Connect modernizes legacy security systems, adding video and home automation as well as a modern app interface on cell phones and touchpads.

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