ADT announced it has been named as the premier provider of smart home security and automation services for D.R. Horton, the nation’s largest homebuilder by volume. D.R. Horton homes will be outfitted with ‘Home is Connected’, an industry-leading suite of smart home and ADT security-ready products that keep you connected with the people and things you value most. Each D.R. Horton home will include connected thermostats, video doorbells, door locks, light switches and lamp modules installed by ADT Authorized Dealer, Safe Haven.
Desert Highlands has updated the community’s security system, installing the state-of-the-art Avigilon Surveillance System. The upgraded security system at Desert Highlands includes 55 new IP cameras installed throughout the property. Other features of the system include new technology that allows the Desert Highlands security team the ability to locate vehicles or people with specific description criteria, and an appearance search feature that can recognize individuals based on various descriptions.
Aiphone introduced its IXG Series IP-based video intercom, a comprehensive solution providing multi-tenant and mixed-use building managers with reliable network communication and entry security along with the convenience of a tenant mobile app. The IXG Series integrates multiple security layers to meet property managers’ needs for a single facility or an entire portfolio of mixed-use properties.
ADT announced a new flagship partnership with HHHunt to install smart home and property automation technology into new and existing HHHunt multifamily and student housing communities. ADT adds HHHunt to its growing list of prominent real estate partners enhancing their communities with smart home solutions. ADT will work with HHHunt to install more than 7,700 apartment homes in 19 communities.
Buckingham Properties and NoiseAware have partnered to enhance community relations and homeowner peace of mind in a notoriously restrictive city for short term rentals, South Lake Tahoe. Buckingham Vacation Rentals is known for luxury rentals with a focus on excellent guest services. To ensure the neighborhoods they share with full-time residents remain protected, they’ve adopted NoiseAware’s noise detection and prevention technology.
ProdataKey and OwnerGo has implemented a fully integrated, comprehensive solution for Freedom Heights and Lofts, a condominium community in Atlanta, GA. The integrated platform provides enhanced security and convenient controlled access to all tenants and workers who service the property while simultaneously providing the Homeowners Association board members and property managers with the tools they need to be responsive to residents.
Dahua Technology, a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry, has launched a new apartment outdoor station VTO9341D, providing new access control solutions to fence and lobby entrance with the cutting-edge face recognition technology. The apartment outdoor station elevates the safety and convenience of resident security system to a new level with the fashionable non-touch face-recognition entry, while conventional unlocking ways are preserved in case of emergency.
In 2016, there were an estimated 1,053,000 home burglaries in the United States, according to FBI data. That means there’s a burglary about every 30 seconds. Burglars tend to avoid houses with security systems. According to a University of North Carolina at Charlotte survey of convicted burglars, 83 percent said they would try to determine if an alarm were present before attempting a burglary, and 60 percent said they would seek an alternative target if there was an alarm.
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.
Installing a home security camera is now is as simple as screwing in a light bulb thanks to LightCam, an innovative new smart light bulb camera. LightCam, which has already launched a successful Indiegogo campaign toward an August product launch, seeks to reduce the clutter and headache that comes with setting up a new security camera system and change the way people think about home surveillance. LightCam is designed to work with any standard light socket. Just simply twist it in to begin monitoring your home or business.
Dahua Technology releases consumer products with the brand Lechange, to serve families desiring better safety and greater convenience as well as SMB (small and median business) owners globally. Lechange’s core is in technology and design. Armed with Dahua’s technology in video surveillance industry, Lechange enables consumers to better enjoy technological advancements including high definition, facial recognition, voice recognition, artificial intelligence and cloud storage.