Deep Sentinel released findings that dispute a widespread notion that police respond to all home alarms. The study conducted by Deep Sentinel Labs, the research arm of Deep Sentinel, looked at all the 765 U.S. cities with a population of around 50,000 or more (according to the US Census Bureau) and examined policies surrounding home security systems and subsequent police response, as well as the impact of false alarms.
Olarm —a customizable, simple and cost-effective home security alarm system, packing seven capabilities into a single device— is now available on Kickstarter. Using easy-to-install multi-functional sensors and a mobile app, this new system allows users to detect motion, smoke, temperature changes and more – through a free self-monitoring option or subscription based professional monitoring services. Olarm is a revolutionary next generation home security system that’s powered by an all-in-one “peel and stick” O-ring smart sensor.
Lechange, the brand for Dahua Technology’s consumer products, officially launched LOOC, its new active deterrence Wi-Fi camera. With advanced PIR detector, built-in spotlight and 110dB security siren, LOOC is not only able to provide proactive warning with accuracy, but also help create a safer environment for households and business places. LOOC aims to take preventive measures for its customers that not only record the crime scene evidence but even drive away threats before it actually happens – a great leap compared to conventional consumer surveillance products.
abode systems announces an update to their Alexa Smart Home Skill to deliver greater control and monitoring from the Alexa app as well as the ability to unlock door locks with voice commands. The initial abode Alexa Smart Home Skill gave users the ability to control lighting, including RBG functions, dimming capabilities and basic on/off functions using voice commands. It also allowed users to lock doors that were armed with a smart lock. This skill update enables Unlock by Voice and Unlock by App functionality that allows users to unlock doors integrated with their abode system via the abode Smart Home Skill.
Johnson Controls introduces the new iotega wireless Touchscreen, an easy to install Wi-Fi enabled solution that gives customers the freedom to manage and monitor their smart security and home automation platform from a full seven-inch touchscreen display. Designed for residential and small business properties, the iotega wireless Touchscreen is part of the iotega line of safety, security and lifestyles solutions. With state of the art encryption, the iotega wireless Touchscreen securely connects to the iotega panel wirelessly.
Johnson Controls is excited to announce that the award-winning DSC iotega now leverages the interactive and home automation features from Alarm.com, further reinforcing that iotega is the leading versatile wireless security and automation solution available on the market today. iotega’s cyber secure platform with PowerG 2-way wireless encrypted sensors, combined with Alarm.com, enables users to seamlessly arm and disarm their system in addition to controlling other home automation functions such as lighting, thermostats, door locks, voice controlled devices, doorbell cameras and more.
Interlogix is now offering homeowners an advanced video doorbell camera with new customizable camera features as part of the award-winning UltraSync system, all of which will be displayed and demonstrated ISC West booth #18019. The UltraSync system provides voice-controlled home automation and professional-grade, UL-listed security features to keep homeowners in touch and in control of a growing number of home devices including compatible lights, thermostats, locks and other appliances.
Interlogix launched new products to make home and commercial security more convenient and effective, including two 5-inch, full-color LCD secondary touch screen controllers for the Simon and Concord security systems. Interlogix also introduced a new photoelectric smoke detector with built-in heat and freeze sensors and a new Command Button for controlling home automation tasks. Interlogix is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
Homey, the smart home platform developed by the Dutch company Athom, has integrated Vanderbilt’s SPC security systems. The partnership, announced by Athom and Vanderbilt, adds the certified security system of Vanderbilt to the popular Smart Home Platform Homey. The collaboration allows users to enjoy more comfort and more security, without any duplications in hardware, thus saving resources and money.
Vicon Industries, Inc. announced that Meyers Security Services of Chattanooga, TN, has completed the next phase of a video surveillance installation encompassing the Jasper Highlands luxury residential development located 30 miles west of Chattanooga. Video from a 12 MP Vicon camera mounted on the roof of “Pat’s Summitt” Jasper Highland’s outdoor entertainment pavilion located in the heart of the community, is so spectacular that the local Chattanooga Channel 9 weather forecast broadcasts its live feed.