SSN Staff  - 
Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Companies team up for home automation solution
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Home Director and Home Logic have formed a partnership to license and further develop a home automation and control system for structured wiring markets.

The system, called ControlPoint, allows homeowners to control up to six subsystems such as security, HVAC, lighting, music, sprinkler and video surveillance through an Internet browser, web pad or PDA. Through its partnership with HomeLogic, Home Director will offer the solutions to homebuyers through installation channels.

Michael Liddle, president and chief executive officer at Home Director, said with ControlPoint, installation professionals can configure and support homeowners via the Internet.
Protection One donates system for ABC design show
TOPEKA, Kan. - Protection One has teamed up with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for the redesign and renovation of several homes featured on the show.

Protection One worked with the show’s redesign team to install a fully-integrated, electronic security and life safety systems for selected homes.

Systems and services donated by the company include door and window sensors, keypads, monitored fire detectors, intercom systems, video surveillance systems, monitoring services and additional video applications as needed.

Protection One is not the only security company working with the makeover program. Michigan-based Guardian Alarm worked with the show earlier this year.
First Alert turns dealers into ambassadors
MIAMI - First Alert Professional offered up a variety of options to its dealers at the organization’s 2004 convention, including an opportunity to become an ambassador for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

The program, which was held in mid-October, attracted 48 First Alert dealers - all of which can now assist in being the local voice of NCMEC to organizations, schools and businesses.