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Read: COPS’ Prez Talks Tech Changes, Cyber Challenges

COPS’ Prez Talks Tech Changes, Cyber Challenges

Jim McMullen explains how COPS Monitoring is helping its security dealer partners keep abreast, and ahead, of the technology curve.

Read: Is Professional Installation a Barrier to Smart Home Adoption?

Is Professional Installation a Barrier to Smart Home Adoption?

A consumer audience segmentation study by Kwikset reveals whether or not professional installation has an effect on purchasing decisions.

Read: PSA-TEC State of the Industry Panel Confronts Security Market Dynamics

PSA-TEC State of the Industry Panel Confronts Security Market Dynamics

PSA Security’s Bill Bozeman moderated a captivating dialogue with industry leaders, covering a range of market trends and challenges facing security and A/V integrators.

Read: Welcome Alula: IpDatatel, Resolution Products Reveal New Name

Welcome Alula: IpDatatel, Resolution Products Reveal New Name

The company’s newly named Alula Connect+ hub is a professional-only solution with automation, security and video surveillance designed to help integrators compete against consumer DIY security solutions.

Read: Ascent Capital’s Q4 Results Off by $16M

Ascent Capital’s Q4 Results Off by $16M

The holding company for MONI Smart Security and LiveWatch attributed the reduction in quarterly revenue to a lower average number of subscribers in 2017 due to softness in its dealer channel and customer attrition.

Read: Why Security Dealers Should Leverage Innovation of DIY Products

Why Security Dealers Should Leverage Innovation of DIY Products

Security dealers have the opportunity to leverage innovation coming from product manufacturers, but this requires the industry to expand beyond the architecture and supplier base for security control panels.

Read: 3 Ways Security Pros Can Address DIY Disruption

3 Ways Security Pros Can Address DIY Disruption

Security dealers need to keep doing what they’ve always done — provide unbelievable service, personal relationships and face-to-face expertise. But now they must also provide the features and services that DIY companies are going to be providing.

Read: Top Security Stories From January 2018

Top Security Stories From January 2018

The most popular security news and events you may have missed from the month of January on SSI online.

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.

Read: Security Execs Reveal Secrets for Dealing With Disruption

Security Execs Reveal Secrets for Dealing With Disruption

Four savvy security execs explain how they are ensuring fast-moving technology, customer preferences and market competition does not bankrupt their companies.

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