The comfort level most installers and users have with wired technology has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to widespread acceptance.
Yet players in the wireless field said they are putting significant effort and investment into the marketplace based on what has happened on the residential side and the growth of wireless in industries beyond security.
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The convenience and ease-of-installation that made wireless security products attractive for the residential market are now allowing this same technology to gain a foothold in commercial security and fire alarm applications.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The perspective we have is that wireless offers benefits to the commercial installer,Ã¢â‚¬Â commented Al Lizza, director of marketing for Ademco.
SAN FRANCISCO - A lawsuit to prevent city officials here from going forward with an alarm ordinance has been filed by state alarm industry officials, who said they object to certain provisions of the policy that require alarm companies to be responsible for collecting and remitting alarm fees to the city.
In February, the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco approved changes to the Police Emergency Alarm Ordinance that made alarm companies operating in the city responsible for collecting and handing over to city tax collectors any fees related to San FranciscoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s alarm registration fee or false alarm fines.
While the structured wiring environment and its related home automation services are based firmly on a new home construction model, players in the home management and security markets said there are options for those with existing homes.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - In an innovative event, more than 35 security firms pitched their business plans to middle market investment firms looking to place funding in one of the thriving sectors of the U.