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Your best source for all the latest news and developments in the world of smart homes, IoT and building automation. Whether its home controls, smart security systems, A/V or anything IoT-related, you'll find it here.

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Read: How to Appeal to Online Buyers With Adjacent Business Models

How to Appeal to Online Buyers With Adjacent Business Models

Telguard President George Brody discusses a range of topics concerning DIY, POTS, surviving margin erosion and much more.

In-depth

Read: The Ultimate Guide to ISC West 2019

The Ultimate Guide to ISC West 2019

SSI’s summary of ISC West 2019 delivers a look at educational offerings, networking events and other goings-on to help you smartly organize a daily schedule.

Products News

Read: SSI 2019 Security Solutions Awards Now Open for Vendor Entries

SSI 2019 Security Solutions Awards Now Open for Vendor Entries

The program distinguishes those manufacturers and vendors whose electronic security solutions have been proven in the field.

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Read: Vector Security Welcomes Shoppers to New Chesapeake, Va., Storefront

Vector Security Welcomes Shoppers to New Chesapeake, Va., Storefront

A customer experience area features products such as control panels, video cameras, doorbell cameras, lights, thermostats, among other smart home devices.

Read: Next-Generation PoE: IEEE® 802.3bt

Next-Generation PoE: IEEE® 802.3bt

The new IEEE 802.3bt standard increases the maximum PoE power available mainly by utilizing all four pairs of the structured wiring.

Read: Resideo Acquires Whisker Labs to Expand Smart Home Comfort Solutions

Resideo Acquires Whisker Labs to Expand Smart Home Comfort Solutions

Resideo says the technology complements the company’s portfolio of connected thermostats, such as the Honeywell Home T-Series smart thermostats.

Read: SnapAV, Control4 CEOs Comment on Merger of the Home Automation Giants

SnapAV, Control4 CEOs Comment on Merger of the Home Automation Giants

The CEOs say the merger will create a one-stop shop for professionally installed home automation, A/V, networking and other home technologies.

Read: Miotta Lifts Curtain on Pro-Monitored ‘Smarter Premises as a Service’

Miotta Lifts Curtain on Pro-Monitored ‘Smarter Premises as a Service’

Miotta SPaaS is billed as helping security dealers and communications service providers increase ARPU, plus lower operating and capital costs.

Read: Amazon Releases Alexa Guard, Turns Echo Speakers Into Smart Security Devices

Amazon Releases Alexa Guard, Turns Echo Speakers Into Smart Security Devices

Alexa Guard works with smart home platforms by ADT and Ring to arm/disarm systems, control lighting, receive fire/life-safety alerts and more.

Read: Smart Locks and Seniors: How You and the Elderly Can Benefit From This Technology

Smart Locks and Seniors: How You and the Elderly Can Benefit From This Technology

More and more senior citizens are becoming tech savvy, creating greater opportunity for security integrators with customers that want to age in place.

Read: Resideo Reports Upbeat Q1 Performance on Strong Sales Volumes

Resideo Reports Upbeat Q1 Performance on Strong Sales Volumes

The security segment demonstrated strong growth, led by the launch of Resideo’s next generation smart home residential platform.

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