Archives for January 2018

CE Pro Video: Mike Jordan, NSC, Lays Out Elan Product Roadmap

Mike Jordan, vice president of product management at Nortek Security & Control, talks about new Elan surveillance cameras and NVRs, 3D interface, 2GIG GC3 panel integration, HR10 and HR30 remotes, and new Niles and SpeakerCraft outdoor speakers.

My Favourite Veto Pro Pac for Tools | Mr. Locksmith Blog

My Favourite Veto Pro Pac for Tools | Mr. Locksmith Blog For further information go to   I now have four (4) Veto Pro Pac Tool bags for my locksmith tools. Hi, I’m Terry. As a locksmith, I’m always trying to figure out how to carry my tools, how to have them convenient, what to […]

Interlogix UltraSync Adds Cameras, Voice, Doorbell Cam

Interlogix stays focused on integration channel at CES 2018 with UltraSync SmartHome system, adding Amazon Alexa, 1080p camera, cellular module and doorbell camera.

Cheeky Vivint Smart Home Video: How Automation Eliminates ‘Crappy Jobs’

Just like the elimination of the (hypothetical) human toilet-seat warmer, Vivint smart-home systems can replace the homeowner’s “series of crappy jobs you do for free” with a wide range of IoT security and home-automation devices.

Yawn: ‘Pundits’ Blame ADT’s Poor IPO on the Demise of Full-Service Security and Home Automation

CNBC interviewers and pundits-at-large try to blame ADT’s lackluster IPO on a doomed market for full-service security and home automation, but they’re simply wrong.

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap ‘Ring Alarm’ security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Nortek at CES 2018: Elan Integrates with 2Gig, GrillGuard Prevents Stove Fires

Newly merged Core Brands and Nortek Security Controls (NSC) demo Elan and 2Gig integration for professional installers, plus GrillGuard security sensor for stoves and UL-listed Rely — a small, powerful, low-cost security panel.

Onkyo Introduces Alexa-Enabled, Multi-Sensor VC-FLX1 Smart Speaker

Onkyo’s new VC-FLX1 Smart Speaker features Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, as well as other features such as a built-in web cam and temperature, motion, light and humidity sensors.

Comcast Xfinity Rolls Out MDU Smart Home Program

Cable giant Comcast packages smart home devices, services to create ‘simple solution to an advanced network’ for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) developers.

Schlage ND Classroom Security Lock | Mr. Locksmith Blog

Schlage ND Classroom Security Lock | Mr. Locksmith Blog For further information go to   A huge market right now for locksmiths is Emergency school lockdown procedures or “Active Shooter” as well as other institutions and even some commercial applications. However, for schools, there are so many security products on the market and a lot […]