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Smart dealers can benefit from smart thermostats

IHS: Added value can bring in more customers, cut attrition rate

AUSTIN, Texas—Smart and connected thermostats offer traditional resi dealers a way to make an impact in the home security market if they take the right approach, according to Omar Talpur, market analyst, security and building technologies, for IHS Technology.

Mass notification sets sights on apps over SMS


EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—SMS may have had its day as the preferred delivery method of mass notification.

High-profile bombing, shootings drive MNS market

Demand is also fueled by software that creates uses for MNS for business communications and incident management

AUSTIN, Texas—The Boston Marathon bombing, the Sandy Hook school massacre and other high-profile incidents are a key reason why demand for mass notification systems is expected to spike 30 percent within five years, according to a new report from IMS Research, now part of IHS.