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Read: Apartment Renters Place High Value on Security Amenities

Apartment Renters Place High Value on Security Amenities

Security dealers would be wise to study the opportunities to provide their services, including smart home amenities, to the growing population of apartment dwellers.

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Read: 2018 Residential Market Report: Keys for Security Dealers to Conquer the Connected Home

2018 Residential Market Report: Keys for Security Dealers to Conquer the Connected Home

Although installation volume is down and DIY is cutting both ways, sales and services tied to interactive devices and attached services are maintaining healthy revenue growth.

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Read: Nexkey Claims It Can Turn Any Lock Into a Smart Lock

Nexkey Claims It Can Turn Any Lock Into a Smart Lock

Nexkey says its smart access control platform is well-suited for workspaces looking to attract workforces made up of digital nomads, remote workers and coworking members.

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Read: How a Hybrid DIY Model Puts Security Dealers on Firm Footing

How a Hybrid DIY Model Puts Security Dealers on Firm Footing

Brian McLaughlin, CEO of Alula, a provider of end-to-end professional security systems, discusses the DIY trend and other dealer-channel topics.

Read: Study: 12% of Smart Home Households Leave Technical Problems Unresolved

Study: 12% of Smart Home Households Leave Technical Problems Unresolved

A Parks Associates study reveals unresolved technical problems with smart home devices have gone up 240% in the past three years.

Read: CEO Dishes on Merging Home Tech Distributors AVAD, WAVE Electronics

CEO Dishes on Merging Home Tech Distributors AVAD, WAVE Electronics

Mark Fukuda, CEO of the combined AVAD/WAVE Electronics, discusses the security channel, pro A/V sector, what used to keep him up at night and more.

Read: Travelers to Offer Smart Home Kits, Discounted Insurance on Amazon

Travelers to Offer Smart Home Kits, Discounted Insurance on Amazon

Subject to terms, Travelers will provide a free Amazon Echo Dot to eligible home insurance customers even if they do not purchase a smart kit.

Read: Alert 360 Appoints Travis Miller to Vice President of Dealer Development

Alert 360 Appoints Travis Miller to Vice President of Dealer Development

In this newly created role, Miller will be responsible for increasing Alert 360’s existing dealer production and the number of new authorized dealers.

Read: 6 Million Smart Plugs Will Be Sold in the U.S. in 2023, Report Says

6 Million Smart Plugs Will Be Sold in the U.S. in 2023, Report Says

Smart plugs, which can be controlled by an app, allows users to turn on and off appliances that plug into a standard wall socket.

Read: Texas Electric Utility Strikes Partnership Agreement With Google and Nest

Texas Electric Utility Strikes Partnership Agreement With Google and Nest

The collaboration allows Reliant to offer a new suite of electricity plans paired with a full range of the latest smart home devices from Google and Nest.

Read: Default Passwords for Smart Connected Devices Banned in California

Default Passwords for Smart Connected Devices Banned in California

The legislation institutes stricter passwords for smart physical devices, including smart home security gear, that collect and share data from users.

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