Middle Atlantic Awarded GreenCircle Certification

Accreditation Highlights Company's Commitment to Eco-conscious Growth

Thirty Million U.S. Households Projected to Add Smart Home Technology in Next 12 Months, August Home and Xfinity Home Study Reveals

Connected Cameras, Video Doorbells and Lights are Smart Home Products Highest on Consumer's Priority List

IHS: Smart home market to present challenges for security companies moving forward

SOURCE: SECURITYINFOWATCH.COM:  Security companies have played a pivotal role in the proliferation of smart home technology from the very beginning, however, these same firms will find themselves challenged in the coming years as several industry developments stand poised to disrupt the market’s status quo, according to a new research note from IHS Technology.

“Moreover, security companies will be challenged in 2017, when UL-compliant Z-wave sensors hit the market. (UL has approved the latest Z-Wave protocol for UL 1023 compliance, which means Z-Wave detectors can soon be used for professional alarm installations.) This milestone is significant, because most existing intruder alarms use one-way radios operating at 300/400 megahertz (MHz),” wrote Blake Kozak, principal analyst at IHS Technology, in the research note. “In order to remain competitive in 2016 and 2017, dealers and service providers need to consider flexible billing models as well as DIY installation with professional monitoring.”  Cont'd...

PoE (Power over Ethernet) Creatively Applied

Power over Ethernet is flexible, safe and reliable, and offers installers and customers a wide range of benefits. With all the exciting applications, PoE helps you address customers' needs, while delivering a better, more manageable, and more flexible network.

TiniFiber and PowerHouse Alliance Partner in Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Custom and Pro AV Channel

PowerHouse Alliance's list of preferred vendors grows with the addition of TiniFiber, 2016 ISC Govies Award-winner and manufacturer of U.S. Patented Micro Armor Fiber Cables.

AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection Announces Promotion of Dave Perrotta to Director, Business Manager

KNIGHTDALE, NC - APRIL 21, 2016 - AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection, a recognized leader in advanced power protection and intelligent diagnostics, today announced that Dave Perrotta has been named Director, Business Manager, for the organization.

Volutone Celebrates Irvine Location Expansion

One of seven centers for the Southern California distributor, Volutone's Irvine location has doubled in size to include a larger training room, dealer conference room, increased stock and additional delivery options.

GeckoSystems, an AI Robotics Co., Expands Japanese Licensing Discussions

Trip to Japan next month for signing

Genetec Inc. Announces Technology Collaboration with Allegion

Genetec™ Synergis Access Control to Support Schlage® AD 300 and 400 Series Locks from Allegion™

Smart-Home Suppliers Grow Selections & Connections

Joseph Palenchar for TWICE:  Smart-home suppliers are positioning themselves to get the most out of the market’s growth potential by expanding system capabilities, entering new niches and expanding their product selections.

Companies are also making their products more attractive to consumers by making them interoperable with other suppliers’ products.

The growth potential was underscored by a Parks Associates survey that found almost 20 percent of U.S. broadband households own at least one smart-home device, and a lot more consumers want them. About 49 percent of all broadband households plan to buy a smart-home product in the next 12 months, Parks found. Among consumers who own a security system, that percentage jumps to 65 percent.

“Security households, rather than being content with their current system, have a proclivity to add more smart features to their home,” said Parks president Stuart Sikes.

Here’s what suppliers are doing to leverage demand:  Full Article:

Dual Slide LCD Rackmount Keyboard Drawer Features Full HD Monitor with Font USB Port Design for Easy Data Access

17.3 inch monitor with keyboard and touchpad in a 1U high 22.44 inch depth rackmount drawer incorporates 1920 x 1080 LCD LED panel, 106-keys keyboard with touch pad, VGA input, and 110 to 240V AC power input.

Revolabs Grows Global Presence Through New Distribution Agreement With ScanSource Communications Latin America

Revolabs(R) the premier provider of audio solutions for unified communications (UC), enterprise collaboration, and professional audio applications, today announced a new agreement with ScanSource(R) Latin America (LATAM), a value-added distributor of specialty technology products and sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. [NASDAQ: SCSC], to distribute Revolabs' complete line of microphones and UC conference phones in Mexico, Latin America, and South America.

LEGRAND ACQUIRES LUXUL WIRELESS

Luxul Wireless acquisition positions Legrand to capture growing networking market and deliver ultimate experience for users of countless connected systems, including Legrand home systems

Jasmine Universe Revolutionizes Energy Management

The Jasmine System Transforms Energy Usage for Utilities and Consumers

DIY Home Security Company GetSafe Adds Motion Detector Camera to Its Product Suite

Wireless security camera has "pet-friendly" features to avoid false alarms.

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Yale Real Living™ Assure Lock™ with Bluetooth

Yale Real Living™ Assure Lock™ with Bluetooth

The new Yale Real Living™ Assure Lock™ with Bluetooth replaces conventional keys with digital keys accessed through the Yale Digital Keys app for Android and iOS mobile devices, and through an app for the new Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch. The Yale app allows homeowners to unlock doors, send keys to others, control when others have access, get a message when someone enters, and revoke a digital key at any time. Unlocking the deadbolt couldn't be simpler, whether using the Samsung Gear S2 or a smartphone. With the new Samsung Gear S2, touch the watch app to activate the digital key, then touch the lock screen to unlock the deadbolt. With a smartphone, Yale's "Twist and Go" technology allows the user to hold the phone vertically when approaching the door, then twist it 90 degrees to unlock the deadbolt. Homeowners can also unlock the deadbolt using its capacitive touchscreen and a four- to eight-digit code.