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Read: Clare Adds New Security Integrations to Smart Home Platform

Clare Adds New Security Integrations to Smart Home Platform

The Clare security panel has gained new Amazon Alexa security skills, as well as integrations with August and Danalock smart locks, and more.

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Read: Roundtable: Leading Wholesale Distributors Discuss Winning Strategies, Latest Products

Roundtable: Leading Wholesale Distributors Discuss Winning Strategies, Latest Products

Several of the industry’s leading distributors offer takes on the latest products and opportunities, technological and market challenges, and updates on the goods and services they offer.

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Read: Control4 Launches Smart Home OS 3 to Unify Connected Devices

Control4 Launches Smart Home OS 3 to Unify Connected Devices

The Control4 Smart Home OS 3 can unify over 13,500 third-party devices, such as August Lock, Honeywell thermostats and Vivint security systems.

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Read: PowerHouse Alliance Announces Summer Training Dates for Security, A/V Pros

PowerHouse Alliance Announces Summer Training Dates for Security, A/V Pros

The dates include events hosted by distributors such as KOA CCTV, Ui Supplies and Davis Distribution Systems, plus a road show by Pioneer Music Company.

Read: Survey: Smart Home Tech Gives Consumers Privacy Fears, But Still Valuable Option for Integrators

Survey: Smart Home Tech Gives Consumers Privacy Fears, But Still Valuable Option for Integrators

According to Parks Associates, 79% of US broadband households are concerned about data security or privacy issues when it comes to smart home technology.

Read: LifeShield Adds HD Video Doorbell to Lineup of DIY Smart Home Security Products

LifeShield Adds HD Video Doorbell to Lineup of DIY Smart Home Security Products

The LifeShield HD video doorbell pairs directly with the LifeShield home security system and comes with features such as people detection and IFTTT integration.

Read: Nortek Security & Control EVP Joe Roberts Leaves Company

Nortek Security & Control EVP Joe Roberts Leaves Company

Before being named Nortek’s executive vice president of products and marketing, Joe Roberts served as president of Core Brands.

Read: Why You Should Embrace Unified Communications as a Service

Why You Should Embrace Unified Communications as a Service

Unified communications as a service allows onsite and remote users to collaborate seamlessly between devices and platforms — ideal for security dealers and monitoring centers.

Read: Intel’s Kasia Hanson Shares Impacts of AI on Security Industry

Intel’s Kasia Hanson Shares Impacts of AI on Security Industry

Intel’s Hanson explains how new technologies like AI and deep learning are transforming the security industry.

Read: Comcast Commits to Integrations and Customer Experience

Comcast Commits to Integrations and Customer Experience

Installation innovations such as the Premise Health Test and Install Verification Score have earned Comcast 2019 SSI Installer of the Year runner-up honors.

Read: Top 10 Security Stories From June 2019: Door-Knocking Controversy, ESX Gallery & More

Top 10 Security Stories From June 2019: Door-Knocking Controversy, ESX Gallery & More

June’s most popular security news, features and events, featuring a major acquisition by Vector Security, a legal win for ADT and much more.

Read: Vivint to Offer Smart Home Tech to Property Owners With No Upfront Cost

Vivint to Offer Smart Home Tech to Property Owners With No Upfront Cost

The new program is the first zero-down financing option for a comprehensive multifamily smart home solution, Vivint says.

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