Gamma 2 Robotics Invited to Speak at New Unmanned Security Expo @ ISC West

CEO Lew Pincus to speak about transforming the future of security with robotics technology.

Smart home opportunity in its infancy

Simon Quicke for Computer Weekly Microscope:  If anyone in the channel was worried that they were missing out on a booming smart home market then they can sleep more easily knowing that the Uk is in its infancy when it comes to connected homes. Some of the distributors are positioning themselves ready for the uptake of services to control features likes security and heating but according to Gartner things are still at an early stage. The assessment of the market from the analysts means that the channel still has the time to develop skills and vendor relationships in the smart home area. Gartner estimates that current adoption rates are around the 10% mark.   Cont'd.. .

Digital Defense, Inc. Lands Top spot on Cybersecurity 500

Industry's Top Scanning Engine in Vulnerability Management Propels Company to Number 16

The connected home window is open, but for how long?

Paul Lalancette Opinion piece for RCR Wireless News:  The potential for “connected homes” enabled by the internet of things to become a major market opportunity is no longer in doubt. The benefits for consumers, such as controlling energy costs, increasing security and having a home that learns how to behave according to personal preferences, are too promising. Offering these services represents an enormous opportunity for communications service providers, but it is not a forgone conclusion they will lead in the arena. CSPs can play a central role in delivering an easy to use yet valuable experience to consumers in managing their connected homes. The number of devices and services operating across different and fragmented platforms for the connected home is holding back its widespread adoption. For the connected home to make the jump from being used by early adopters to being commonplace, the experience has to evolve to be far more seamless than it is today. This is the window that is open for CSPs to step up and bring a truly integrated consumer experience to the connected home. But it may not be for long.   Cont'd...

Cobalt Robotics Introduces a (Mostly) Autonomous Mobile Security Robot

Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum:  Today, Cobalt Robotics (a startup based in Palo Alto, Calif.) is announcing an autonomous mobile robot designed for indoor security applications that can "work alongside human guards to provide better security than people can do alone." The key realization here is that security guards spend the vast majority of their time doing almost nothing, and even in a worst case scenario (like someone trying to break in, or a fire or other serious problem), their primary responsibility is making the right phone call as quickly as possible as opposed to dealing with the situation directly.   Full article:

ISC West - VMP Showcases ER-SS1U Rack Mounted Sliding Shelf at 2017 ISC West

The Sturdy, 35 lb. Load Capacity ER-SS1U Retracts Flush When Not in Use, Making Tucking Away Certain Components Easy and Fast

Parks Associates: Nearly 20% of smartphone users use a mobile payment app at retail locations

New mobile research shows PayPal is overwhelmingly the most used payment app, followed by Starbucks

ISC West - 3xLOGIC Releases New Multi-Sensor Camera and Updated VIGIL Software

Emphasis is on easy set-up, affordability, and server or cloud-based options and flexibility

Shorten Response Times with the K-2000-DVA Voice Alarm Dialer or Store Caster by Viking Electronics

The Viking K-2000-DVA is a programmable auto dialer and digital announcer. Easily record and store alert tones and voice announcements for on-demand play back and emergency notification.

ISC West: Platinum Tools® Launches VDV MapMaster™ 3.0 Cable Tester at 2017 ISC West

The New T130 is the Best Instrument for Installation, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance on Telco, Network, or Coax Cable in Both the Commercial and Residential Markets

CONNECTIONS™ 2017 to feature keynotes from Comcast, Cox Communications, Intel, and Vivint Smart Home

21st-annual IoT conference examines challenges and barriers to consumer adoption of connected entertainment and smart home innovations

Schlage Expands Footprint in the Smart Home Space with Amazon Alexa Integration

Integration Allows Alexa-Enabled Devices to Lock and Check the Status of a User's Front Door

"Alexa, Lock my Door"

Kwikset smart locks on the Samsung SmartThings and Wink platforms can now be controlled using voice commands on Amazon Alexa devices

Bexel Introduces Clarity 800 Camera for Live Production

POV-Sized Camera Sets New Technology Standard for Capturing HFR Images

New 4K Content From Skyward Kick Productions Now Available on Wazee Digital Commerce

Licensable Content Includes Extreme Sports Video and Footage Aimed at Corporate and Documentary Projects

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Introducing the revolutionary Comelit Visto Smart Doorbell

Introducing the revolutionary Comelit Visto Smart Doorbell

The Visto Doorbell is a new Smart Doorbell from Comelit which combines a modern Italian design with all of the basic features you are looking for in a smart video doorbell. In fact, it is so smart that it can use the 2 wires from your existing doorbell and pass both the power and the data signals. This solves the common problem of having poor wifi coverage all the way at your front door. The Visto also has built in night vision, video recording on a SD card and in the cloud, motion detection, and multiple mounting options including an angle mount. The second thing we are introducing is the Visto Dealer referral program. Because we only sell through the Professional Distribution channel, we want to give our dealers who buy in that channel extra incentives to sell our product. For any security dealers or installers who go on our website www.vistodoorbell.com, and sign up for our program, we will offer the following: - Free referrals to customers in your area - Cashback program - 10% discount during the 1st month of the launch - Free Visto t-shirts and gear - A chance to win a trip for 2 to Venice, Italy Its that easy. Let us refer customer to you and get paid in the process. All while selling a wonderful Italian designed smart doorbell which is innovative and easy to install. So all dealers should protect the pro-channel and install products like the Visto which are made and sold only at your friendly local security and low voltage distributors.