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.

Read more on Security Sales & Integration >>

 

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.

Read more on Security Sales & Integration >> 

 

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Tech Talk: Z-Wave schedules keep homes safe for the holidays

kyle-fosburgh-training-support-specialistWelcome to Tech Talk, a monthly series with Kyle Fosburgh, training and support specialist at Resolution Products. In this column, Kyle covers the topics that he encounters every day in his work with professional security dealers. If you have suggestions for Tech Talk topics, leave a comment below for a future post.

 

The holidays are a time when many of us look forward to being with friends and family which often means spending time away from home. Here are some great suggestions not only for yourself but your customers as well.

Z-Wave schedules can be a great solution to minding an empty home for the holidays. Nothing signals you’re out of town like auto-timed lights turning on around the house. Z-Wave schedules get around this challenge with highly-customizable timing options. To help you and your customers secure your home for the holidays, we’d like to share a few tips on keeping your home well-lit using Z-Wave.

Before configuring your lights, be sure to choose lights that aren’t easily seen from the outside. This can give off the opposite effect if someone can see you’re lighting an empty room. Try to use rooms with blinds or that are on upper levels of your home.

Conserve energy Z-Wave outlets and appliance modules can also help automate and schedule the on and off of your Christmas lights and Christmas tree. Simply creating a schedule to turn on around sundown and turn themselves off in the middle of the night to conserve energy.

Easily configurable Schedules can be easily configured by the end-user from their web portal. Schedules can be updated at any point to find their needs. It can be as simple as configuring one light on a timer to alternating lights.

Customizable Schedule lights to turn on and off at different times, in different areas of the house. This gives the impression of movement around the house. You can also mix up the schedules so that each day your lights are turned off and on at different times and in different locations than the day before.

Z-Wave scheduling is a great way to deter a prowler, but your security efforts shouldn’t stop there. The biggest deterrent for a burglar will be the alarm system itself. Make sure you arm your system every time you leave your home.

Wishing you a safe, secure, and happy holiday season!

Click below to talk to our team to learn more about how you can use Z-Wave scheduling with the Helix platform:

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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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A Professional Security Dealer’s Edge: Must-Read for the Week

Welcome to our professional security dealers’ edge, a bi-weekly collection of the five articles this week that caught our eyes 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’ll be dedicating 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.

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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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ESX 2016: June 8th – 10th

This year’s Electronic Security Expo (ESX)  will take place June 8th through June 10th at the Fort Worth Convention Center with association meetings happening earlier in the week. If you haven’t registered for this event, you’ll still have time to do so by going to >>here. The conference catalogue can be found >>here.

 

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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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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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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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