Easily Deployable, Effective Water Detection with Trident

It happens in an instant, and costs over $2.5 billion to insurance companies every year. A 1/8th– inch pipe crack can leak over 250 gallons of water in just one day! The infographic below from waterdamagedefense.com illustrates just how much water damage and mold costs to homeowners and insurers alike, and just how common the problem really is.

There are also some great prevention tips that anyone can follow, including inspections and system maintenance. And now there’s a way to offer your customers one more layer in the water damage line of defense. Trident, by Resolution Products, is easily deployable, effective water detection. Designed to detect not only leaks, it also detects high and low-temperature changes, protecting pets too.

 
Learn more about the new environmental sensor, Trident, and see how it can help improve your business today. Request a call from an experienced member of our solutions team.

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Dealer’s Edge: Must-Reads of the Week

Welcome to 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 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.

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Here are the five interesting articles we found this week:

Connectivity Where We Live And Work

By Thread Group

Today, there are many business applications that are driving the expansion of IoT in commercial buildings and the professional sector. Thread provides an IP-based reliable, low-power, secure and scalable mesh networking solution – making it a natural choice for connectivity beyond the home. From building security to energy management and lighting Thread Group’s President, Grant Erickson explains Thread’s role in the commercial building domain.

>>Read more here.

On Millennials, DIY, Smart Homes, Professional Installation and the Business of IoT Things

By Julie Jacobson

In a CE Pro article not too long ago, I said it: the DIY trend is starting to get scary. I addressed some challenges in the pro channel considering the new world order — one that includes very good, very inexpensive smart-home solutions for do-it-your-selfers, along with an entire ecosystem that makes it simpler for people to purchase and install their smart devices, whether by themselves or with a little guidance from a pro.

>>Read more here.

Why Insurance Companies Want to Subsidize Your Smart Home

By Stacey Higginbotham

Insurers such USAA and American Family have lately begun offering to strike a high-tech bargain: wire your home with Internet-connected devices such as a new thermostat, and get a discount on your home insurance policy in return.

>>Read more here.

Stepping Up Security for an Internet-of-Things World

By Steve Lohr

The vision of the so-called internet of things — giving all sorts of physical things a digital makeover — has been years ahead of reality. But that gap is closing fast.

>>Read more here.

Smart-Home and Other Convenience Updates That Add Resale Value

By Anne Machalinski

Whether it’s a new state-of-the-art kitchen, a landscaped front yard or the addition of a top floor and roof deck on a townhouse, some updates can translate to real value on the resale of a luxury property, while others can fall flat.

>>Read more here.

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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Are Your Plugs Smart and Beautiful?

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.

 

You’ll need to throw away those old fashion, dial-type electric outlet timer. That’s old school! Meet Zuli Smartplug: “It’s smart, attractive — and talented.”

 

It’s smart because with Zuli Presence™, a Zuli Smartplug will know when you’ve walked into the room. It’ll adjust the lighting and temperature just the way you like it. There’s no need to manually turn on any switch or dial any thermostat on your own.

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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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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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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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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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