Tutorials: Using Content & Social Media to Grow Your Business

To grow your business and be recognized as an expert in any industry, you must be on top of what’s happening in your respective field. Joining in on the conversation of the day and providing your expertise with the industry at large will elevate you and your business. In this post, we have the three tutorials we’ve created for our community of professional security dealers on the specific topic of finding great content, getting in-the-know and sharing it.


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Let Us Weave Through The Thread

This is the second post in our series on Thread.

In our first post, the first of our series on Thread, we covered what the new Thread standard mean for the Professional Security Dealers. In this post, we are going to dig deeper into the technology behind Thread so you’ll have a better understanding how it came about.


Thread was designed specifically to support smart home products, allowing the devices to be connected within its network and to the Internet. Smart home products are appliances, entertainment centers, air conditioners, furnaces, lights, faucets, blinds, security—and just about everything that technology has touched, in and around your home.  


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Why the Connected and Secure Home Is the Path to the Smart Home

150 million sensors waiting to be connected

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) continued to build interest and excitement for smart home and connected home products. But with that interest and excitement abound, a lot of questions remain. The good news is, we believe the answers to those questions fall directly in line with the experience and offerings of the security industry. There are many new offerings in the connected home market.  Many are trying to drive services to consumers by controlling stand-alone devices.

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Millennials: The $10 Trillion Dollar Market You Can’t Afford to Miss

The Millennials Generation will be the Biggest Generation Spending Money.  Do you have what it takes to woo them?

Over the last three decades, our professional security dealers have provided homeowners with peace-of-mind by adding security to their home. We’ve seen a steady growth in the security industry, and much of it is due to the diligent dedication of our security dealers to their trade. A recent report from Park Associates, indicates that there is an estimate of 31 million homes with active security systems. As a security dealer, you’ve done well in servicing the Boomers and Gen X. However, the Millennials will require some extra homework and a little more convincing, as technology continues to advance and change how we live.

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What Does the New Thread Standard Mean to Professional Security Dealers?

This is the first post of a series on Thread.


Thread-Certified Smart Home Devices Are On Their Way

The Thread Group has recently announced that their official certification program is now live. Companies with smart home devices following Thread standards can now submit their products for testing. If the products pass a battery of rigorous tests, they will receive the official Thread Certification stamp, recognizing their compliance. Already, the first wave of 30+ products have begun their testing.

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Voice of Smarthomes?

Welcome to our weekly home automation product coverage—features that get you in-the-know on the latest connected home technology in less than two minutes.

As technology continues to advance and more and more of our lives go digital, we’ve also seen an advancement in hands-free or voice-controlled technology. Apple has Siri, Google allows you to speak your search, and many cars come with voice command.

One market where we haven’t seen voice control speak up is the smarthome market. Alarms can be set when you’re not home, lights can turn on and off on a set schedule, and your house can heat up when you pull into your driveway, but these all require some type of remote control as the source command center.

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