LOS ANGELES - One of the biggest topics concerning the industry in recent months is the controversial decision by the Los Angeles Police Commission to adopt a verified response policy.
Ever since the commissionÃ‚Â ap-proved the policy in January, alarm industry representatives have been actively opposing the policy, and have recently filed an injunction in California Superior Court seeking to block the Los Angeles Police Department from implementing it.
The advent of the smart home, combined with consumersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ ongoing desire for sophisticated security systems, has resulted in the continuing integration of home automation and security functions within a single control panel.
Lifestyle enhancements ranging from thermostat controls to audio and video to computer networking, along with security-related features such as lighting controls, have gradually been integrated into security controllers.
While the structured wiring environment and its related home automation services are based firmly on a new home construction model, players in the home management and security markets said there are options for those with existing homes.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - In an innovative event, more than 35 security firms pitched their business plans to middle market investment firms looking to place funding in one of the thriving sectors of the U.
Generating interest from the dealer community for new ideas has often been an issue, and players in the emerging Global Positioning SystemsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ market say gaining support for this new twist on security isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t any different.
Ray Menard, senior vice president-development/ technology division at Criticom International, Minneapolis, said with Ã¢â‚¬Å“tens of thousands of dealers in the industry, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quite a wide gamut of whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s represented in those dealers.