Dealer’s Edge: Top security stories this week

Welcome to Dealers’ Edge, a bi-weekly collection of what caught our eye this week on the web. As a professional security dealer, you’re busy focusing on your business, keeping your existing customers happy and finding 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.

That’s 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.

 

DCda_15V0AAMld4Resolution Products Integrates Wireless Technology With Pella Smart Windows, Doors
Integrated within Resolution’s Universal Translator family, Pella’s Insynctive Technology will be compatible with leading home and business security systems.

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Insurance, the Smart Home, and the Business of Keeping Customers Engaged
How insurance and other industries are keeping customers engaged through smart-home technologies, remote IoT services, product warranties and client communications.

Read more on CEPro >>

 

5 Steps to Successful Smart Building Automation
More efficient lighting and climate control is one of the several cost-saving benefits a smart building can offer your customers. Smart buildings are on the rise around the world as companies recognize the potential cost savings of automation. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), every building with an integrated security and access control system has the capability to also integrate the building’s energy use, water use, ventilation and more. Here are five steps to ensure successful automation of a commercial facility.

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A Great Product Must Meet the Needs of Customer, Technology and Your Business

Anyone in the business of designing a product should know that a key feature, a very important feature is the ease-of-use of that product. Designing a product that’s easy to use is not just nice but it’s a must in today’s competitive world. Consumers have plenty of choices and they don’t tolerate less than superior products that are hard to use.

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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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Demand for Innovative Security Technologies is on the Rise and We’re here to Meet it

Security dealers have to constantly stay on top of the latest advances in products available. Because they know to compete and win business, they have to offer consumers the best in order to meet their changing demands. At the same time, like business owners of other industries, security dealers are also looking for ways to improve their bottom line.

 

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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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Don Weber Joins Resolution Products as Vice President of Sales

We’re excited that Don Weber has joined Resolution Products executive staff as our Vice President of Sales. Don will scale the Sales organization to serve our expanding product line and diverse customer base.

 

“Don is a powerful addition, with strongly relevant experience both inside and outside security; a key qualification for a fast growing, disruptive company in the converging connected-home market,” said Brian Seemann, President of Resolution Products.

 

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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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Connected Home Products Demo on the Thread at CES2016

This year at CES,  the Thread Group and Resolution Products led a successful collaboration demo of products working on the Thread network. The Thread technology which was described in an earlier post, was developed to meet the needs of smart home devices for in-home networking and IP requirements. It aims to improve the network connectivity of connected home devices while addressing current issues present in existing home networking protocols and standards.

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Smart Home Highlights via Top Tweets from CES 2016

As many predicted, the smart home was one of the main themes at CES 2016 (#CES2016). Many companies, big and small, unveiled their exciting innovations last week in Vegas. We pulled together some tweets that share what the show—and latest and greatest smart home technologies—have to offer.

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