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Read: Clare Controls Winter Update Adds New System Management Options

Clare Controls Winter Update Adds New System Management Options

The latest ClareOne platform update adds 10 new drivers for native integration of more third-party peripherals than previously available.

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Read: How Environmental Monitoring Can Be Elemental to Business

How Environmental Monitoring Can Be Elemental to Business

Monitoring climate and potential damaging elements like water and gas represents a high need and potentially lucrative path for security pros to boost revenues.

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Read: Jetbuilt Adds ‘Engineering Scrub’ Function to A/V Software

Jetbuilt Adds ‘Engineering Scrub’ Function to A/V Software

This optional workflow can be set to occur before the proposal stage or install stage, where the project will be locked until scrubbed.

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Read: Johnson Controls Unveils OpenBlue Indoor Air Quality as a Service Solution

Johnson Controls Unveils OpenBlue Indoor Air Quality as a Service Solution

OpenBlue Indoor Air Quality as a Service will be offered through an optional, predictable monthly financing model.

Read: Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt Delivers Enhanced HomeKit Experience

Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt Delivers Enhanced HomeKit Experience

Announced during CES 2022, the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt is said to be the first smart lock solution in the North American market to support Apple’s home keys for iPhone and Apple Watch.

Read: Arlo Unveils DIY Security System With All-In-One Multisensor

Arlo Unveils DIY Security System With All-In-One Multisensor

The security system’s hub is said to be the first-of-its-kind to feature NFC technology so users can arm/disarm the system with a tap of their mobile device.

Read: Z-Wave Alliance’s 2022 State of the Ecosystem Report Sheds Light On Smart Home Landscape

Z-Wave Alliance’s 2022 State of the Ecosystem Report Sheds Light On Smart Home Landscape

The report features data on smart home device ownership by demographic, product type, installation preference and more.

Read: 2022 Security Industry Forecast: Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions

2022 Security Industry Forecast: Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions

It’s a classic case of good news, bad: The security industry came through the pandemic with flying colors only to now be strapped for products and people. Twenty market experts weigh in on what to expect during 2022.

Read: Three-Member Households Moving Up the Ladder in Connected Smart Lock Sales

Three-Member Households Moving Up the Ladder in Connected Smart Lock Sales

No piece of information is too small or obscure when it comes to formulating a marketing plan. Dig into these statistics on smart lock purchases by household size.

Read: Z-Wave Alliance Outlines Smart Home Outlook in 2022

Z-Wave Alliance Outlines Smart Home Outlook in 2022

With greater interoperability comes the prospect for new or previously overlooked categories to enter the smart home ecosystem.

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