Dealer’s Edge

Welcome to Dealers’ Edge, a collection of what caught our eye this week on the web.


Wide Majority of Millennials Value Convenience More Than Safety

A survey conducted at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 by SureID identified 83% of millennials valuing convenience over safety.

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The Ultimate Guide to ISC West 2017

Delve into SSI ’s overview of the annual conference to learn about the educational offerings, networking events, among other activities to help plan your itinerary.

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Top trends in access control cited for 2017

Using access control to make a building smarter – helping end users improve operational and management efficiency – has been cited as a major trend in access control for 2017 by CEM Systems, which also listed some other developments to watch for.

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Webinar: Top 10 IoT Technologies for 2017 and 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) will demand a wide range of new technologies and skills, including new hardware platforms, new networks, new operating systems, new types of high-volume data processing, new cloud services, new endpoint management tools, and new standards and ecosystems. This webinar explores 10 of the technologies organizations must master to excel in the age of the IoT.

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Spring & Summer Technology & Security Industry Events Not to Miss

Spring is just around the corner and there are some exciting events on the horizon! We hope you can join us at one or more of the events below for the latest in the technology and security industry.


Courtesy of ISC West














LTS | March 29, 2017

LTS Maryland

Lanham, MD


LTS | March 30, 2017

LTS New Jersey

Mount Laurel, NJ


ISC West | April 5-7 2017

Sands Convention Center

Las Vegas, NV

Resolution Products booth 22067


ESX | June 13-16 2017

Music City Center

Nashville, TN

Resolution Products booth 311

Dealer’s Edge

Welcome to Dealers’ Edge, a collection of what caught our eyes this week on the web.


Water Damage by the Numbers

By Water Damage Defense

When you consider the statistics, it becomes clear just how common and devastating a problem water damage can be. According to industry estimates, 14,000 people in the US experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day, and 98% of basements in the US will suffer from some type of water damage during their lifetime.

The costs are just a staggering as the frequency. Water damage and mold cost the insurance industry $2.5 billion dollars per year, and the average cost of a home water damage insurance claim is $6,965.

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Three Resolutions for a Changing Security Industry

By Aaron Upham

Over the past years, the security industry has changed and with it emerged new challenges and opportunities. Today, cybersecurity, big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are key trends that any large organization must address. In the security industry, it is important for organizations to realize these developments and formulate a strategy to meet client and stakeholder needs. Just as people use the new year to set major goals, so too can security leaders use the beginning of 2017 to make a plan to meet the industry’s biggest challenges. Below are a few resolutions that can benefit everyone in the security industry.

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Global Smart Home Market Poised to Grow 15% Annually by 2022

The smart home market worldwide is expected to see a double-digit spike in annual growth for the next five years, with revenue reaching $53.45 billion by 2022, according to a new report.

In 2016, the smart home market, which involves automation of every aspect of residential buildings and home appliances, was estimated at $24.1 billion, according to an industry report published by Zion Market Research last week.

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SDM 2017 Industry Forecast: Envisioning Change

By Laura Stepanek and Meg Psiharis

If the word “change” isn’t part of your business plan this year, you’d better rethink it. SDM’s 2017 Industry Forecast Study showed that two-thirds (67 percent) of participating security dealers and security integrators increased their total annual revenues in 2016, and their average increase was 16 percent — a sizeable, but not unreachable growth rate. Roughly one-third (32 percent) stayed flat. But one area in which bigger change was substantiated was in recurring monthly revenue (RMR) measured by the study. More than eight in 10 security dealers and security integrators (83 percent) said their RMR rose in 2016 — by as much as 64 percent on average.

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Introducing Trident: Easily deployable, effective water detection

Trident 13Resolution’s new environmental sensor, Trident, was designed to be easily deployed in areas were wall mounted sensors are inconvenient. Trident’s specifically designed underside draws water in, ensuring the leak is detected. This sensor also can detect low and high temperature changes, ensuring pets and belongings aren’t exposed to harmful temperatures and pipes don’t freeze during harsh winters.

Water damage is one of the most common and costly home insurance claims. Trident helps mitigate those risks by offering an easy-to-install sensor that can be deployed just about anywhere to help detect problems as soon as possible.





Trident helps detect leaks in areas that may otherwise go unnoticed, such as:


Trident 6Under appliances

  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Water heater





Trident 7Near water-usage areas

  • Sink
  • Toilet
  • Bathtubs









Trident 10Low supervision areas

  • Garage
  • Cabin
  • Vacation home
  • Basements prone to flooding









Click below to learn more about Trident and get a copy of the datasheet!

Learn more about Trident!

Dealer’s Edge

Welcome to Dealers’ Edge, a bi-weekly collection of what caught our eyes this week on the web.

As professional dealers, you’re busy focusing on your business, dealing with daily activities to keep your existing customers happy and to find more opportunities with new ones. Oftentimes, you just don’t have the time to keep up and be in-the-know of everything that’s happening in our industry. Yet, you know how important this is to stay competitive.

This is why we dedicate a post every other week to include links to articles that are interesting for our industry. We’ve done the homework so you won’t have to search for what’s important and what’s not.


CES 2017 Recap – A Bright Outlook For The Connected Home

By Thread Group

The Smart Home Marketplace at CES 2017 was dominated by the sheer volume of connected devices on display, affirming the need for an IP-based convergence to help connect and control these products in the home, and beyond.

>>Read more here.

Visions for Security in the Year 2020

By Laura Stepanek and Meg Psiharis

In just three short years, the year 2020 will be upon us — a year that is increasingly holding special significance for its connotation with 20-20 eyesight or symbolic “clarity of vision,” as well as the fact that many people, organizations, and countries alike are reportedly setting lofty goals to achieve by 2020.

>>Read more here.

Resolution Products Case Studies

We’ve added a new section to our site to feature case studies from our customers. Check out our first case study from Lafayette Locksmith and Security.

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Secret to Success in New Security Market: 70% Decrease in System Install Time

Can you install a home security system in 30 minutes? Lafayette Locksmith and Security can. Here’s how.


Every professional security dealer strives to do more in less time while decreasing costs. That’s why we want to share what Lafayette Locksmith and Security in Louisiana has been doing. Lafayette has been successful in decreasing account creation costs and optimizing installation process, allowing system setups in record time.

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Results are In: 3rd Party Survey for Quality of Sales Teams

With over 100 combined years of serving customers and a passion for excellence, it’s no wonder that Resolution Products’ sales team is ranked #1 in a 3rd party survey by Readex Research. The survey is from a 2016 brand satisfaction study of suppliers for the security industry.


Universal Translator: A Dealer’s Answer to Account Takeovers

Resolution Products has recently launched the Universal Translator™ family. The Universal Translator is the proud recipient of 2016 SIA’s New Product Showcase award for Best in Intrusion Detection and Prevention for the Wireless category. Through extensive testing and ingenuity, this patented translator gives security professional great opportunities for more revenue. The Universal Translator™ can receive almost any signal and communicates using a wide range of wireless protocols.

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Security Dealers Can Improve Consumers’ Lives With Helix

Every 14.6 seconds, a burglary occurs in the United States. Many homeowners believe it won’t happen to them, but according to Frank Chaput’s article, this startling statistic proves that unprotected properties are always at risk. In fact, the intruder may be residing in your same neighborhood, just mere miles from your home. Lisa and Bradford Schulz are no strangers to this fact. Last September, they experienced a forced entry break-in that greatly rocked their sense of security and safety.

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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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