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Read: Clare Controls Aims to Redfine Smart Security and Home Controls With New Panel

Clare Controls Aims to Redfine Smart Security and Home Controls With New Panel

A new backend management platform for dealers and a unified experience for users represents a new business model in wireless smart home security.

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Read: How to Secure Your Residential Customers’ Home Networks

How to Secure Your Residential Customers’ Home Networks

With so many security, IoT devices and services running on home networks, safeguarding data and minimizing downtime is highly valued. Here’s how to offer homeowners protection against cyberattacks.

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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: Survey: Home Remodeling to Hold Strong Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Survey: Home Remodeling to Hold Strong Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Despite the financial and economical hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic, homeowners remain enthusiastic about improving their living spaces.

Read: How Security Dealers Can Fend Off Channel Disruption

How Security Dealers Can Fend Off Channel Disruption

Security dealers no longer compete with just each other, but now must also fend off retail giants and multi-service operators.

Read: Brinks Home Security Acquires 114K Accounts From Protect America

Brinks Home Security Acquires 114K Accounts From Protect America

The company will take ownership of the residential contracts at closing through an earnout structure that includes a $15 million upfront payment.

Read: SnapAV to Launch Global Partner Event This Fall

SnapAV to Launch Global Partner Event This Fall

Snap Pro Live will feature virtual and local in-store sessions that include keynotes on industry trends, new product introductions, unique virtual training and more.

Read: Residential Security Primed for Significant Growth, SafeHome.Org Says

Residential Security Primed for Significant Growth, SafeHome.Org Says

The website’s new “2020 Home Security Consumer Shopping Study” explores who is shopping for services, their motivations, misperceptions and more.

Read: Custom Integration Industry Slammed by COVID-19, Says CEDIA

Custom Integration Industry Slammed by COVID-19, Says CEDIA

Results from a new study reveal business fell for 85% of integrators with most projects delayed from one to three months.

Read: Selling Motorized Shades: Throwing Light on the Security Benefits

Selling Motorized Shades: Throwing Light on the Security Benefits

For security dealers who don’t want to leave money on the table, combining motorized shades into their overall smart home sales effort is a smart move.

Read: Alula: Connect-XT Offers First-Ever Remotely Installed 5G-Ready Sunset Fix

Alula: Connect-XT Offers First-Ever Remotely Installed 5G-Ready Sunset Fix

The Alula CAT-m1 cellular card interacts with the Simon panel serial automation interface, providing full sensor status, system status and arming controls.

Read: DIY Smart Home System Wink to Begin Charging Users Monthly Fee

DIY Smart Home System Wink to Begin Charging Users Monthly Fee

Former DIY smart home darling Wink will reverse course and require users to pay $5 per month or their systems will be disabled by May 31.

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