Napco’s Jorge Hevia Explains iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program

Napco’s Jorge Hevia details the four key elements of the iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program at ISC East.

For “vanilla” alarm dealers, getting into the connected home/home automation space can seem daunting. Napco Security Systems (NASDAQ: NSSC) is trying to remove that intimidation factor with its new iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program.

At ISC East 2014, Jorge Hevia, senior vice president of marketing and sales, discusses the various facets of the program in the video below, including training, sales and marketing, and special product pricing.

Just a few months ago, Napco became the first security panel maker to integrate with Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL) home automation using Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) into its Gemini security panel. SDDP enables automatic discovery of third-party devices. Drivers from SDDP-enabled partner products are automatically uploaded as soon as they’re plugged into the network. A dealer simply drags the product into a project and it’s ready to go.

iBridge is Napco’s Z-Wave and IP hub with a homegrown cloud service.

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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at [email protected]

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