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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: Go Behind the Scenes at the ADT Engineering Lab

Go Behind the Scenes at the ADT Engineering Lab

The ADT Engineering Lab in Boca Raton, Fla., tests every device that ADT installs for everything from voltage to heat to compatibility.

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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: 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: 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: The Burgeoning Implementation of Video Analytics in the Smart Home

The Burgeoning Implementation of Video Analytics in the Smart Home

Video analytics, such as facial recognition, will play a major role in the future as a result of normalizing specialized algorithms in home security systems.

Read: Control4 Powers Luxury Condos in Charlotte’s Opus Myers Park

Control4 Powers Luxury Condos in Charlotte’s Opus Myers Park

To secure the complex, integrator HTS deployed Control4’s automated security, access control and video surveillance solution.

Read: COVID-19 Amplified Consumer Concerns Around Safety & Security, Parks Associates Says

COVID-19 Amplified Consumer Concerns Around Safety & Security, Parks Associates Says

The pandemic has given integrators a prime opportunity to sell smart home solutions to address the newfound needs of homeowners and renters.

Read: Congress Addresses Google, Amazon Smart Home ‘Monopoly Problem’

Congress Addresses Google, Amazon Smart Home ‘Monopoly Problem’

A recent Senate judiciary subcommittee anti-trust hearing also tackled concerns related to privacy/data-sharing, interoperability and patent infringement, among other subjects.

Read: Examining Elevated Smart Home Use Cases During COVID-19

Examining Elevated Smart Home Use Cases During COVID-19

Companies that address the growing health and safety needs of consumers are being rewarded, taking share from those that are slower to adapt to this dramatic shift in the market.

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