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'Timing is perfect' for Honeywell upgrade solution release

Dealers can offer the cost-effective VISTA Automation Module (VAM) when they do radio upgrades as the 2G sunset approaches

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Honeywell just introduced a new solution enabling dealers to offer affordable home automation upgrades to more than 10 million customers—and a company executive says the release of Honeywell’s VISTA Automation Module or “VAM” couldn’t have come at a better moment.

Piper a 'lead-in technology' for security companies

Software platform provider iControl acquires Piper, DIY 'home awareness and automation device'

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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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.