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Archive: June 2018


General News

Voice control on the rise for security systems, IHS Markit says

June 27, 2018Spencer Ives

LONDON—IHS Markit, a research firm based here, recently released findings that forecast an uptick coming for voice activation in security systems.IHS Markit examined ways that intruder alarm users interact with their systems, including the more traditional keypad or fob as well as apps or potentially voice, and how popular methods will be in coming years. “In the latest update to our Global Remote Monitoring Services Report, which forms a key part of the Intruder Alarms and Monitoring...

Anna Sliwon, IHS Markit


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Suppliers

DMP's Virtual Keypad Access wins ESX 2018 TechVision Challenge

June 27, 2018SSN Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—DMP recently announced that it received the ESX TechVision Challenge award for its Virtual Keypad Access, bringing the company its second TechVision Challenge award in two years.The awards were presented at the 2018 ESX show, held in Nashville, Tenn., from June 19 to 22. “It's an honor to see Virtual Keypad Access win an ESX Innovation Award and then the TECHVISION Challenge Best-of-Show,” DMP's director of product management and support Brad Tucker said in the...

Adam Kinder, Brad Tucker, DMP, ESX, ESX Innovation Awards, TechVision Challenge


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General News

GSX accepting entries for Innovative Product Awards

June 27, 2018SSN Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—ASIS International, an organization for security management professionals worldwide, invites exhibiting companies to enter the 2018 Innovative Product Awards (IPA)—a competition recognizing the most groundbreaking offerings on the Global Security Exchange (GSX) expo floor. Winners will be announced and recognized at GSX, which takes place Sept. 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, and is expected to attract more than 20,000 security professionals from...

ASIS, GSX, Howard Belfor


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Residential

Vivint Smart Home and Google collaborate

June 27, 2018SSN Staff

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home announced a collaboration with Google to make every new Vivint smart home voice-enabled using the Google Assistant. Vivint is giving voice control to every new customer by including two Google Home Mini devices with every smart home system, and adding Nest Thermostat E and Google Wifi as options in its smart home suite.The collaboration builds on Vivint's integration with the Google Assistant, which makes it easy to control lighting, locks, thermostats, garage...

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Suppliers

August Home partners with Alarm.com

June 27, 2018SSN Staff

SAN FRANCISCO—August Home Inc., a provider of smart and secure front door solutions, recently announced a partnership with Alarm.com, a platform for the intelligently connected property, to strengthen the security of the front door. By integrating the August Smart Lock Pro into the Alarm.com platform, homeowners with smart home security systems powered by Alarm.com will be able to remotely control the front door, manage their security system and connect to multiple devices around the home with...

alarm.com, Anne Ferguson, August Home, Dale Pistilli


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General News

How I Use My System: Bryan Viau

June 27, 2018Spencer Ives

Bryan Viau, chief operating officer of VTI Security, has been with the company for 21 years. “[For] the first part of my career, I ran a software company that we owned, called Loss Control Solutions and when we sold that division I came back to VTI,” he said. Viau recently put a new system in his home and talked with Security Systems News about it in late May.What kind of system do you have?It's ADT. … We're using the system to manage our home burglary and fire systems; fire recognition,...

Bryan Viau, How I Use My System, Security Systems News, VTI Security


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Monitoring Matters

Daily updates from ESX 2018

June 19, 2018Spencer Ives

Friday, June 22 There have been several natural disasters in the past year, including Hurricanes Harvey and Maria. Companies need to know what to do in the event of a natural or manmade disaster. In “Monitoring Center Down! How to Improve Recovery Time when Natural Disasters Strike,” a group of speakers discussed how disaster recovery works in the security industry and more specifically within monitoring centers. Steve Butkovich, CTO at CPI Security, led the conversation, with Matt Narowski,...

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On The Editor's Desk

Live from ESX in Nashville

June 19, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

Friday, June 22 Started the last day of ESX sitting in on an excellent session, “Smart Home Market Becoming a Brilliant Opportunity?” featuring Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst, Parks Associates; Bruce Mungiguerra, senior vice president of sales & business development, Nortek Security & Control; Thomas Nakatani, IT VP - customer monitoring technology & product, ADT Security; and Shuvankar Roy, vice president, Xfinity Home Comcast. Abdelrazik started the session by giving an overview...

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Suppliers

Avigilon adds AI to entry-level camera lines

June 19, 2018SSN Staff

VANCOUVER, Canada—Avigilon Corporation, a Motorola Solutions company, recently announced it has extended its video analytics platform to the H4 SL and H4 Mini Dome camera lines with the addition of Unusual Motion Detection (UMD) technology.The addition of UMD technology in the H4 SL and H4 Mini Dome camera lines offers customers powerful artificial intelligence capabilities at an entry-level price point, the company said.“We believe that AI can benefit all of our customers regardless...

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Monitoring

Dynamark forms strategic alliance with National Network Group

June 19, 2018Spencer Ives

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers recently announced a partnership with National Network Group, a consulting firm based out of Pittsburgh, Pa. that connects end users with integrators.“As a Five Diamond central station, we met all of the conditions they were looking for in a quality central station,” Hank Groff, senior vice president sales and business development for Dynamark Security Centers, told Security Systems News.Dynamark has a network of more than 550 dealers that...

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