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Read: Johnson Controls Launches IQ Panel 4

Johnson Controls Launches IQ Panel 4

With music streaming over Bluetooth and a table stand subwoofer option, the IQ Panel 4 combines the features of a smart home speaker with the functionality of a security panel.

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Read: Security Integrator Opportunities in Sight & Sound

Security Integrator Opportunities in Sight & Sound

Shifting preferences in work and at-home life has created new opportunities for security pros to grow their business with residential A/V equipment and services.

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Read: Nortek Control Lifts Curtain on 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel

Nortek Control Lifts Curtain on 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel

Field tested by hundreds of integrators, the new 2GIG EDGE panel offers secure face recognition touchless disarm, live-view camera compatibility and more.

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Read: Security, Safety Top List of Education Facility Priorities, Survey Says

Security, Safety Top List of Education Facility Priorities, Survey Says

Nearly half the respondents rank site security (video surveillance and campus access control) or fire and life safety systems as a top priority over the next 12 to 18 months.

Read: Control4 Introduces New Smart Home Security Solutions at ISC West 2021

Control4 Introduces New Smart Home Security Solutions at ISC West 2021

Exhibiting together with Snap One for the first time since their merger, Control4 is debuting the T4 Series Touchscreen and Chime Video Doorbell.

Read: SecureNet, COPS Monitoring Partner to Offer Smart Home Bundled With Pro Monitoring

SecureNet, COPS Monitoring Partner to Offer Smart Home Bundled With Pro Monitoring

The the combined services are said to provide value and scale by dramatically reducing a dealer’s cost for similar services.

Read: SSI Names Its 2021 Most Valuable Products

SSI Names Its 2021 Most Valuable Products

The 7th annual Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards recognize products in video surveillance, access control and more, that make a substantial impact on integrators.

Read: Modern Trends in Building Automation

Modern Trends in Building Automation

Coming out of the pandemic and facing increased work-from-home scenarios, smart building owners are creating strategies to increase space utilization.

Read: Get a Clue, Gizmodo. Pro-Installed Smart Home Gear <i>Is</i> Worth It.

Get a Clue, Gizmodo. Pro-Installed Smart Home Gear Is Worth It.

Mainstream consumer media like Gizmodo still don’t seem to realize that professional smart home installation is an option compared to DIY.

Read: Snap One at ISC West 2021: New Solutions, Product Giveaways

Snap One at ISC West 2021: New Solutions, Product Giveaways

Snap One will demo its latest surveillance, smart home security control, power management, networking and mounting solutions.

Read: Global Pro A/V Revenue Rebound Forecast After Tumbling in 2020

Global Pro A/V Revenue Rebound Forecast After Tumbling in 2020

The pro A/V industry revenue dropped this year, but AVIXA predicts a prosperous recovery in 2021 and over the next five years.

Read: AtlasIED at ISC West 2021: IP Endpoints, Mass Communications Systems & More

AtlasIED at ISC West 2021: IP Endpoints, Mass Communications Systems & More

By collecting feedback from integrators, dealers, and users, AtlasIED is working to bring relevant, high-quality, performance-focused solutions to market in 2021 and beyond.

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