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State of the physical access control market, part II

Market gaps and strengths, and a future look into physical access control
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10/02/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security brands and companies offer varying technologies, products and services within the physical access control (PAC) market today; therefore, all security companies and professionals must work extra hard to stay relevant.

State of the access control market, part I

Current physical access control (PAC) trends shaping the security industry
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08/20/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—The concept of access control is simple — to allow or restrict people, animals or things from gaining access to a particular space.

ADT gets into the Ring

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ADT announced earlier this week that the Ring video doorbell is now available for its customers nationwide. While the Ring has made some noise in the smart doorbell category, there are many options to choose from when it comes to this first-line-of-defense product for homeowners.

Others who have had success with doorbell cameras include Vivint, Skybell and August, to name just a few.

As more and more consumers begin to embrace smart home products like the video doorbell, dealers are adding these devices to their security and home-automation offerings, and partnering and integrating with others to provide a complete home automation and security package.

For example, ADT customers can incorporate the Ring video doorbell as part of their ADT Pulse smart home security system and lock their door, turn on their lights, and activate their ADT security system directly within the Ring app, all while seeing who is at the door.

Similarly, Vivint’s Doorbell Camera, which won a 2016 Innovation Award from the Business Intelligence Group earlier this year, works with its smart home platform, so homeowners can engage in two-way conversations with visitors on their doorsteps from their mobile devices, while simultaneously using Vivint’s smart home technology to remotely unlock the front door, open the garage door, disarm their security system, for example.

On the supplier side, SkyBell, which was nominated for a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award, has integrated with Nest, Amazon Echo, Honeywell, Alarm.com, Monitronics, Kwikset, Icontrol Networks and IFTTT, all in an effort to allow complete control of a homeowner’s security and smart home system.

And the August Doorbell Cam is part of the August Smart Home Access System, so all of the August Home products, along with its app, work together. August is also integrating with other companies, such as Honeywell, which recently integrated the August Smart Lock with its Total Connect 2.0 Remote Services platform.

For many homeowners, the video doorbell is their first-foray into smart home technology, and it is helping to drive the continued growth of other security cameras and smart home devices and apps. 

In fact, new research that came out this week from Parks Associates estimates that nearly 24 percent of U.S. broadband households will have an IP camera by 2020, while more than 50 percent will have a smart home controller and 26 percent will have a home security system.

What this study and others like it are finding is interest in products like the video doorbell is driving consumer interest in security, which can only benefit security dealers moving forward.

 

 

SentryNet: Here’s how to take on national companies

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12/29/2014

RICHLAND, Miss.—SentryNet is hosting a series of classes designed to teach its dealers how to grow their businesses.

Kwikset by Kevo makes it easier to open your home to houseguests

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07/24/2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Just in time for summer houseguests, Kwikset this week introduced its latest upgrade to the Kwikset by Kevo Bluetooth residential door application, giving Kevo homeowners the ability to send free and unlimited guest electronic keys [eKeys] to recipient

Icontrol adds 11 devices to growing OpenHome ecosystem

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06/19/2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Icontrol Networks, a provider of connected home technology and innovation, announced June 11 that it has certified eleven new devices through its OpenHome Partner Program.

Kwikset partnering with Building Homes for Heroes

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02/11/2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset, a residential door lock manufacturer, has teamed up with the nonprofit Building Homes for Heroes, which builds new or modifies existing homes to fit the needs of veterans with severe wounds and disabilities, mortgage free, the company announce

Kwikset introduces new smart lock

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01/16/2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset’s SmartCode 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect technology is now available, the company announced Jan. 16.

Kwikset deadbolt wins CEDIA award

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10/29/2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset’s SmartCode 914 Deadbolt received a Manufacturers’ Excellence Award at the CEDIA Expo 2013, the company announced this week.

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