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Read: AVNation to Host Virtual Conference for Residential Custom Install Pros

AVNation to Host Virtual Conference for Residential Custom Install Pros

The event was created to continue education, trainings and networking as the industry has transitioned to remote work due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Read: Exec Interview: Johns Brothers Makes Clients Feel Like Family

Exec Interview: Johns Brothers Makes Clients Feel Like Family

Company leadership discusses brand reinvention and embracing the chaos of change, growing RMR streams, targeting niche markets, and migrating customers through upgrades.

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Read: Kwikset Launches Halo WiFi-Enabled Smart Lock, No Hub Required

Kwikset Launches Halo WiFi-Enabled Smart Lock, No Hub Required

The Halo from Kwikset also features SecureScreen technology that randomizes digits prior to entering a code to prevent fingerprint and code detection on the touchscreen surface.

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Read: InfoComm 2020 Canceled for Health and Safety Concerns

InfoComm 2020 Canceled for Health and Safety Concerns

Event producer AVIXA says it will explore other options to deliver some scheduled content to InfoComm’s global audience of A/V professionals.

Read: Whole-Home Networks Are Becoming a Standard Offering by Homebuilders

Whole-Home Networks Are Becoming a Standard Offering by Homebuilders

A new survey by Parks Associates reveals home and multi-dwelling unit builders are placing a growing importance on smart home and voice control technology.

Read: Alula to Host Virtual Trade Show to Demo New Portfolio Additions

Alula to Host Virtual Trade Show to Demo New Portfolio Additions

Held over two days, the free online event will include updates on new products, custom interactive controls and the expanded Alula Pro Partner Program.

Read: 2GIG Co-founder Scott Simon Passes Away Unexpectedly

2GIG Co-founder Scott Simon Passes Away Unexpectedly

Simon co-founded 2GIG Technologies along with Lance Dean following their time together at Honeywell.

Read: SSI Names Its 2020 Most Valuable Products

SSI Names Its 2020 Most Valuable Products

The 6th annual Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards recognize products in video surveillance, access control and more, that make a substantial impact on integrators.

Read: Physical Security Measures that can be Adopted to Provide Early Detection in an Active Shooter Situation

Physical Security Measures that can be Adopted to Provide Early Detection in an Active Shooter Situation

Besides traditional intrusion detection and access and control, there are a number of security solutions which can be integrated into security systems to help provide early notification of an active shooter incident, even before it begins.

Read: Acoustic Design Systems Launches Fire Systems and Monitoring Services Division

Acoustic Design Systems Launches Fire Systems and Monitoring Services Division

Founded nearly two decades ago, Acoustic Design Systems is a Las Vegas-based provider of commercial and residential home automation and security solutions.

Read: CEDIA Cancels Tech Summits for March and April

CEDIA Cancels Tech Summits for March and April

Due to coronavirus outbreaks, the association has called off Tech Summits scheduled in Southern California, Dallas and Houston.

Read: Vivint Reveals Some Eye-Popping Numbers During Quarterly Filing

Vivint Reveals Some Eye-Popping Numbers During Quarterly Filing

In its first earnings call since becoming a public company, Vivint revealed margins at 40.6%, $66 in RMR per subscriber and 15 devices per installation.

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