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The 30 Top Technology Innovations of 2021

Dolph Pick: 2GIG Security/Automation Panel

I was impressed with the latest from Nortek 2GIG, the EDGE security and automation panel. First, the panel is 50% thinner. In the audio department they have dual front-firing speakers and dual microphones, designed for better and clearer two-way communications. EDGE’s processing technology provides a big difference, enabling touchless disarm and the industry’s first home security system with built-in face recognition and analytics within the panel itself. I found the aesthetics of the newer sleek design very appealing, and the viewing area has been doubled. The user interface provides one-button access to security and smart home functions, as well as a quick on-screen control of all Smart Areas. The panel is easy to install and program. Other built-in features: cell radio communications; glass-break sensor; and onboard camera. Increased data privacy and extra security allow homeowners to feel more secure in knowing processing analytics on the panel vs. the Cloud will better protect their information.

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