How I Use My System: David Bitton

Friday, November 6, 2015

David Bitton, COO at Supreme Security Systems, started working with the company in 1995. He is third generation in the family-owned business, which was founded in 1929 and is based in Union, N.J. Security Systems News talked with Bitton in early October about the system he has at home.

What kind of system do you have?

DMP XT-50. … All first floor openings are covered, windows top and bottom, glass breaks throughout the house, motion sensors around the house. Several keypads … and I use the DMP app for arm and disarm. I am not using any connected services, no life lock or thermostats.

Why this particular setup?

When we moved into the house in December of ’03, that was the primary equipment we were installing residentially. I had a home automation control panel that didn’t work out for me. At that point I switched over to a DMP XR-100. At some point I made the transition to an XT-50 with intent of adding Z-Wave devices.

What is one aspect of your security system that you wouldn’t want to live without?

Smoke, the fire portion of [the home security system]. It is a code-compliant system: smoke on each level, smoke within each bedroom, one outside the bedroom.

Where do you see security going next? What are some big trends?

We see it now. ‘Next’ is now. … [Today,] there’s just more connectivity, more accessibility, more interface abilities. … I believe that the platforms will become more open, and [with] ever-increasing interoperability, because that’s what the consumer market is demanding.