CEDIA 2014 - Napco Security Systems Delivers First Control4-Certified Alarm Panel Line with Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) and Integration via Ethernet for Home and Business Automation System Installations
The Napco Gemini Security Series is also the first security panel line to integrate with Control4's Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP).
Denver, CO - September 11, 2013 at 11:00am EST- CEDIA Expo 2014 - Napco
Technologies, Inc., a well-known security system manufacturer, and Control4 Corporation,
a leader in residential automation systems, are pleased to announce that Napco Security
System software has recently been Control4-certified. The new integration with the
Control4® platform enables Control4 Dealers to quickly and easily integrate security within
their projects and offer state of the art protection of homes and businesses.
The Napco Gemini Security Series is also the first security panel line to integrate with
Control4's Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP). With SDDP, the Control4 system can
automatically find and add SDDP-enabled devices to the platform, dramatically reducing
complexity and the installation time for Control4 dealers. Napco's Gemini™ Security
System Alarm Panel is "automation-ready" and can be integrated to Control4 via Ethernet.
Napco's new system software allows Control4-supported devices to be managed based on
activities detected by any NAPCO Gemini Security System Alarm Panel (GEM-P816 to
GEM-X255) including 8 to 255 zone models, and supporting classic and contemporary
Stay/Away Keypad functions. Control4 users can monitor, manage and control alarm panel
activities such as arming while home or away with Contol4's 4Sight service providing
Anywhere Access to its end users; disarming a burglar alarm or a fire alarm; or creating
other alerts such as a specific zone opening and/or closing and execute actions such as
"We are excited about the release of the NAPCO security panel driver. This release
demonstrates our growing partnerships in building the connected home ecosystem with
industry leading manufactures," says Paul Williams, VP of Security & Communications
Products / Support Services. "This release also highlights our partner program and the
ability for manufacturers to utilize our SDKs to create drivers that allow their products and
solutions to be integrated in to the Control4 solution."
Jorge Hevia, SVP Sales & Marketing for Napco said, "We're pleased to integrate Napco's
security technology with the Control4 platform and enhance the consumer's smart
connected home experience while expanding our availability within the custom integration
Napco Gemini Security System integration will be demonstrated at CEDIA Expo in the
Control4 Booth #430 in Denver, CO, from September 11 to 13, 2014.
Napco Gemini Security Systems are sold thru independent professional security distributor
wholesalers, and available to Control4 Dealers. For more information, contact Napco
www.napcosecurity.com, 1.800.645.9445 or Control4 www.control4.com.
About NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc.
NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSSC) is one of the world's leading manufacturers
of technologically advanced electronic security equipment including intrusion and fire alarm systems,
access control and door locking systems. The Company consists of NAPCO plus three whollyowned
subsidiaries: Alarm Lock, Continental Instruments, and Marks USA. The products are
installed by security professionals worldwide in commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and
government applications. NAPCO products have earned a reputation for technical excellence,
reliability and innovation, poising the Company for growth in the rapidly expanding electronic security
market, a multi-billion dollar market.
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses,
offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, temperature, security, communications and
similar functionalities into a unified home automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its
customers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems
easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. More than
75% of Control4's consumers have integrated two or more functionalities with Control4's solution,
which is available through more than 3,000 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over
80 countries. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals
and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer
electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.