Napco Reports Net Income Increase of 28% for Q4 2018

Napco says net income for the fiscal year increased 60% to a record $12.2 million and net sales increased 9% for the quarter.

Vivint’s Big Home Automation News at CEDIA 2019: Control4 Integration at Last

Vivint’s security engine now integrates two-way with Control4 home-automation systems — a technological milestone for the mass-market provider, and a nod to Vivint’s new Smart Home Authorized Pro program.

3 Reasons for Using Thermal Security Cameras in Resi and Commercial Installs

Integrators who install a lot of security products in high-end residential and commercial environments should strongly consider selecting thermal security cameras.

Ring Joins Z-Wave Alliance, Looks to Advance Cybersecurity

Ring now has a seat on the Z-Wave Alliance’s board of directors and will look to improve cybersecurity, interoperability, and innovation within the security ecosystem.

Survey Finds Over 50% of Businesses Don’t Comply With CCPA

A new survey suggests 56% of businesses will not be fully prepared for new requirements mandated in the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Adapting for Cloud-Based Video Surveillance: How to Sell It, Price It

Martin Renkis of Johnson Controls explains pricing, sales tactics for residential integrators adopting an ‘as a service’ business model for security video surveillance.

Massive ADT Report Shows How Customers View Smart Home Tech

Data from ADT shows more consumers are interested in buying smart security technology, smart hubs, and smart TVs than in years past.

CEDIA Find: Cellgate’s Cell-Based Access Control with Streaming Video; Control4 Integration

Cellgate, maker of cellular-based gate-entry and surveillance systems, will demo Control4 integration at CEDIA Expo 2019.

Leviton Partners With Alarm.com to Integrate Z-Wave Lighting Controls

Thanks to Z-Wave technology, a number of Leviton Decora Smart lighting controls can now integrate with Alarm.com panels and controllers.

Be Sure to Limit Your Cyber Liabilities by Doing This

It won’t be long until customers will only do business with integrators who install products that follow modern cybersecurity practices like secure encryption.