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Piper a 'lead-in technology' for security companies

Software platform provider iControl acquires Piper, DIY 'home awareness and automation device'
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04/16/2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Software platform provider iControl is one step closer to providing “smart home solutions for every household in the world,” with the April 9 acquisition of Blacksumac, iControl marketing director Greg Roberts told Security Systems News.

Talking panels and keypads with Don Childers

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03/05/2014

STATESVILLE, N.C.—After a day of heavy lifting on the job as an electrical contractor, Don Childers, COO of Security Central, made the following remark to a coworker: “There has to be a better way to make a living than this.”

Honeywell to display connected home solutions at CEDIA

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09/10/2013

DENVER—Honeywell Security will display its latest home control, remote services and security solutions at its booth at the CEDIA Expo home technology show, to be held Sept. 26-28 at the Colorado Convention Center here.

Honeywell expands capabilities for Total Connect

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06/10/2013

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell’s home automation platform, Total Connect is now supported by the company’s Tuxedo Touch home controller, according to a news release.

DMP panels ‘newer, faster, more improved’

A dealer hails their speed, extra features and affordability
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06/07/2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—A new series of control panels from Digital Monitoring Products benefits dealers because the panels have extra speed and features and are affordable, according to the operations manager for Atlas Security, based here.

Kwikset teams up with ADI

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05/30/2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset, a manufacturer of access control solutions, is offering its suite of SmartCode locks with Home Connect technology for both Z-Wave and ZigBee wireless protocols at ADI branches in North America, according to a company statement.

Kwikset locks now supported by iBridge-equipped Napco panels

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05/07/2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset, a residential security company based here, has announced that its deadbolt locks are now supported through the Z-Wave automation functionality of any new or existing iBridge-equipped Gemini control panel from Napco Security Technologies, a ma

Proprietary ‘smart home’ systems losing ground to open standards

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03/06/2013

Annual shipments of proprietary wireless technologies for home automation are expected to double by 2017, but proportionately their deployment in “smart homes” will be cut in half as service providers including ADT and AT&T drive a move toward open standards, according to a new report by IMS Research.

Honeywell updates Total Connect 2.0 user guide

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01/30/2013

MELVILLE, N.Y.—Honeywell today announced the update of the Interactive User Guide for Total Connect 2.0 and it’s now available on iTunes, according to a company statement.

Linear to offer Z-Wave product line

New products will debut at ISC West, work 'with any panel'
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01/28/2013

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Linear will introduce a new line of Z-Wave-enabled products at ISC West this year as the result of an asset acquisition from Advanced Control Technologies, Duane Paulson, Linear SVP, product and market development, told Security Systems News.