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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Smart Home Technology to Help You Save Energy and Cut Cost

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

 

Are you interested in improving your carbon footprint or just save on your energy cost? If so, you may want to consider the Neurio Home Energy Monitor.  It can help you understand energy consumption at your home in great detail, real-time. By installing this device to your electrical breaker panel, you’re able to see where energy is being used and how much by logging onto their website or using their smartphone app, available for both Android and IOS.

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Have You Considered Smarter Windows?

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

 

When you think Smart Home, you probably think of voice commands to set alarms and thermostats, programmed light systems, security systems, and home entertainment. What you probably don’t think of is your windows.

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Is Hiku the New Future to Grocery Shopping?

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

 

This post moves us into the kitchen where smart home technology is making life a little easier around grocery shopping.

 

Does it annoy you when you forget to pick up the one item you wanted from the grocery store? How do you feel when you get home from the store, ready to cook that special meal and you’re out of that one important ingredient? Well, with the Hiku smart kitchen device from Hiku Labs, Inc., you may never have this problem again. It’s an innovative smart home and smart phone technology that helps you track the grocery item that you need and adds it to a shopping list for you.

 

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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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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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Can You Really Sleep Smarter?

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.

 

Technology trends in the sleep realm are becoming more common. Human behaviors and comfort have become a point of reference for smart devices and phone applications. There are hundreds of applications to help induce sleep, as well as mattresses to keep consumers comfy, cool, and well rested. The Sleep Smart Mattress from Kingsdown is upping the playing field for mattress by making a mattress a smart device in itself.

 

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Your Guide to CEDIA 2015

Are you ready for CEDIA 2015? CEDIA, the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, is the leading global authority in the $14 billion home technology industry. This expo is where the industry comes together to explore what’s new and exciting in our homes.

 

See what’s shaping tomorrow on the Show Floor

The Show Floor is where you can get your hands on cutting edge smart home technologies. Hundreds of exhibitors will showcase everything imaginable.

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Three Articles that Identify the Hottest Market Changes

Security systems are increasingly becoming smarter and more interactive. Customers want a product that’s intuitive, long lasting and convenient. They’re asking for more out of their purchases. They want a device that has multiple uses and that’s easy for them to work with.

So, which products are taking over the market?

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