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Smart security dealer finds creative ways to secure business during challenging time

August 17, 2020Paul Spinella

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—No security and home automation dealers saw COVID-19 coming, and none were prepared for the ways this global health crisis would change their business. But some companies, like All-In-One Security of Louisville, KY, may have been quicker, more creative and more successful in their response than others. Consistently ready to make changes“We try not to be too comfortable,” said All-In-One Co-Owner, Eric Armstrong. “We’ve been growing this business for 20 years, and part...

access control, aging in place, All-in-One Security, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Eric Armstrong, Kwikset, Lisa Armstrong, locks, Paul Spinella

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State of the physical access control market, part II

October 2, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Editor's Note: State of the access control market, part I revealed the top five, current trends in the market as explained by industry-leading physical access control-minded security professionals of security- and physical access control-focused companies producing and offering first-class technologies and services.YARMOUTH, Maine—Security brands and companies offer varying technologies, products and services within the physical access control (PAC) market today; therefore, all security companies...

access control, ACRE, Allegion, Brivo, HID Global, Kwikset, physical access control, smart home, SouthCo

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State of the access control market, part I

August 20, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The concept of access control is simple — to allow or restrict people, animals or things from gaining access to a particular space. At its core is some type of lock, mechanical or electronic, that must be breached legitimately, accidentally or forcefully to gain access. Once access is gained, the results can be advantageous, detrimental or even a combination of both. Although simple to define, the complexity lies in formulating the best access control plan using the best...

access control, Access Control Technologies, ACRE, Allegion, Brivo, Cloud, cloud based access control, Cybersecurity, HID Global, Internet of things

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ADT gets into the Ring

July 20, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

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...

ADT,, Amazon Echo, August, Honeywell, iControl Networks, IFTTT, Kwikset, monitronics, Nest

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SentryNet: Here's how to take on national companies

December 29, 2014SSN Staff

RICHLAND, Miss.—SentryNet is hosting a series of classes designed to teach its dealers how to grow their businesses. David Avritt and Kurt Erdman of SentryNet, Patrick Bleser of Kwikset, and Robert Walker of Honeywell will provide information on how to sell, explain and install smart home and Z-Wave technology. “This training is exclusive for dealers that want to go toe-to-toe with ADT, Vivint and other national companies,” SentryNet said in a prepared statement. The first session...

Honeywell, Kwikset, SentryNet

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

July 24, 2014SSN Staff

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 recipients. Also, with a scheduled eKey, homeowners can set day and time constraints for regular house visitors, such as babysitters, dog-walkers and contractors. Kevo homeowners can update their Kevo mobile app and lock firmware to...

Bluetooth, Guest eKeys, Keith Brandon, Kwikset, Kwikset by Kevo, Scheduled eKeys, UniKey

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Icontrol adds 11 devices to growing OpenHome ecosystem

June 19, 2014SSN Staff

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. Ranging from connected keyless door locks to thermostats and light switches, the new additions address top consumer needs and bring new depth to Icontrol's growing smart home ecosystem, the company said. Icontrol's 2014 State of the Smart Home report found that consumers identify security and energy management...

Bosch, iControl Networks, Jasco, Jason Domangue, Kwikset, OpenHome Partner Program, Salus, Weiser

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Kwikset partnering with Building Homes for Heroes

February 11, 2014SSN Staff

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 announced Feb. 10. Kwikset will supply its full complement of locks and hardware, according to the statement. "These brave men and women fight every day for our freedom in difficult circumstances," said Keith Brandon, director of residential...

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Kwikset introduces new smart lock

January 16, 2014SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset's SmartCode 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect technology is now available, the company announced Jan. 16. The redesigned deadbolt has a new exterior style, smaller interior and the quiet-drive locking system, according to the statement. "The availability of the Kwikset SmartCode 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect technology brings a much needed and often requested smaller interior footprint to the marketplace," said Keith Brandon, Kwikset director of residential access...

Home Connect, Keith Brandon, Kwikset, smartcode 914 deadbolt

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Kwikset deadbolt wins CEDIA award

October 29, 2013SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset's SmartCode 914 Deadbolt received a Manufacturers' Excellence Award at the CEDIA Expo 2013, the company announced this week. The updated deadbolt, with HomeConnect technology, was one of 10 winners in the Best New Product category. The new version of SmartCode 914 deadbolts feature a quiet lock and updated appearance, with a new exterior style and a smaller interior for enhanced aesthetics, the company said in an Oct. 28 release. The deadbolts work with home security...

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