Items For Sale on Security & Fire Buy or Sell on Facebook

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It’s not uncommon for alarm dealers and security integrators to have an overstock situation  when finished with an installation. Security & Fire Buy or Sell was developed to provide a marketing outlet  for authorized members. If you’re an alarm dealer or security integrator and you’d like to join us, please fill out the form at the end of this  presentation to receive more information.

At present, members of our technology forum have the following items for sale:

  1. Wayne is selling a 16 ch AV TECH dvr with a 1tb hard drive, a 16 ch camera power box 24v, and 10- Pelco indoor 2.8-12 mm dome cameras 12v/24v
  2. Jacqies has a Pima Hunter Pro Alarm Panel and Keypad as well as Alarm Reporting Module and Plug in Reciever,also with a Caddy Nx7 Panel And keypad,Both Alarms powers up,selling both for R300 whatsapp or inbox 0769294618
  3. James is offering several different Lenel parts (around 200 doors worth) that is taking up room in the shop. Here is a couple sets I put together. Is there any interest? If so, make me a reasonable offer.
  4. We have a member looking for a Siemens distributor to work with
  5. Kenneth is selling window bars 150 black flat panels for back doors 100 I have two different style cages one is 150 older model newer model 250 I have two hard seat old school 100 are newer model 125 center console as well 125 Touch screen radio 175 with remote push bar for 100 will install anything I posted for a price. Cage install 125 includes hard seat. siren 200 Window bars and back panels 50.
  6. Brandon has a Honeywell Wireless Home Security Panel – Lynx Plus for sale.
  7. Daniel has a new Adams Rite 8420SE37236 Electrified mortise exit device in dark bronze finish, 36 inch, 1 1/8 backset…  Comes with everything still in the bags, and new 1 1/8 lock in the box.

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Superior solar power by way of MIT PV innovation (video)
New innovation from MIT that makes solar more
efficient and practical (see the video).

AtlasIED Manufactures and Donates 26,000 PPE Face Shields Across the U.S.

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AtlasIED Manufactures and Donates 26,000 PPE Face Shields Across the U.S. | #TpromoCom #COVID19 #FirstResponder #Audio | AtlasIED is doing its part to protect the well-being of medical personnel by manufacturing and distributing thousands of units of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Face Shields free of charge to hospitals, triage centers, nursing homes, and other medical facilities nationwide, as well as local emergency responders, fire departments and police departments.

Nearly 1,200 orders have been filled since assembly and distribution of the personal protection equipment began on April 10 at AtlasIED’s Ennis, Texas, manufacturing facility. Support will be ongoing, as AtlasIED has enough material to produce as many as 26,000 shields.

The manufacture and distribution of the face shields was a huge undertaking that involved the modification of AtlasIED’s existing assembly line, sourcing of materials, programming of a laser cutting machine, reallocation of bandwidth and employees, implementing a dust-free environment to keep the shields clean, and developing an online request form.

“In these uncertain times, AtlasIED felt it necessary to do what it could to ensure the safety of the nation’s healthcare workers,” says AtlasIED President John Ivey. “Through the commitment of our employees, we were able to execute timely development and distribution of face shields to medical facilities throughout the country. At the same time, we are able to keep everyone at the manufacturing facility fully employed.”

To hear more about AtlasIED’s production of PPE for medical facilities, watch this news report:  click here.

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Alarm.com and KPN Ventures keynote 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe

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Alarm.com and KPN Ventures keynote 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe | #TpromoCom #Parks #Event #SmartHome | Research firm announces topics focused on smart home solutions, security monitoring and DIY solutions, data and consumer privacy, and AI and voice innovations http://bit.ly/2x7KT1H

4 March 2020
Parks Associates today announced the topics and first confirmed keynote speakers for the 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home, 10-11 November at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. KPN Ventures and Alarm.com will keynote the event, providing insight into the growing opportunities and challenges in the smart home, security, and controls market.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe hosts executives from the top European and international companies in the connected home ecosystems, focusing on new business models, distribution channels, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services. Alarm.com is an early sponsor of the event.

“Video and interactive services have boosted ARPU for monitored security services in Europe to nearly 6%, even though the growth rate of subscribers is much slower,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “Smart home products, innovations in DIY and cloud services, and developments in AI are creating new service opportunities, and new sources of revenue, for traditional players and new entrants in the connected home space. We are excited to have Alarm.com back on stage and welcome KPN Ventures to keynote this year’s conference.”

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Samir Ahmad, Investment Manager, KPN Ventures
Anne Ferguson, VP, Marketing, Alarm.com

Event Topics

  • Marketing and Business Models
  • Smart Home Solutions: Channel Expansion
  • Business Models: A Service Driven Market
  • Independent Living: Serving Seniors and Chronically Ill
  • Monitoring: Expanding Beyond Security
  • Voice and User Interfaces: Integration and Control
  • Data Sharing: Trust-Based Models and Best Practices

Technology and Market Growth

  • AI and the Connected Home: Proactive and Predictive Intelligence
  • DIY and DIFM: Impact on Smart Home and Security
  • Interoperability: Expanding the Smart Home
  • Home Network and Wi-Fi: Connectivity Driving the Experience
  • Support: Onboarding and Ongoing Services
  • Privacy and Security: Getting it Right for Consumers

For more information, visit www.connectionseurope.com.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Produced by Parks Associates, the 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with two days of visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships and monetization opportunities.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will take place 10-11 November 2020 in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam.

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Human Investigation Management – ISIO
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Average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018

New study identifies key trends in pay-TV and non-pay-tv video entertainment spending

Average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018 | #TpromoCom #Entertainment #Report #Television | Research from Parks Associates finds the average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018, when consumer-reported monthly spending on pay TV declined from $84 to $76.

According to 360 View: Entertainment Services in the US, pricing pressure for consumer services is forcing increasing conflict in carriage negotiations, which in turn fuels the interest among providers in continued vertical and horizontal consolidation.

Self-reported expenditures on non-pay-TV home video entertainment also declined 30% per month over the past seven years, peaking at nearly $40 in 2014 to slightly over $20 at the end of 2018, according to the study. Spending on DVD and Blu-ray packaged media has steadily declined since 2012, while spending on movie theaters declined by 50% from 2014 to 2018. Spending on internet video is the only category to hold steady throughout the time frame, staying at $8-9 per month since 2014, showing the power of streaming and downloaded content from the internet.

“Traditional pay-TV providers (MVPDs) have faced continued subscriber losses due to increasing consumer choice from OTT services, so they are deploying skinny bundles and vMVPD services to create more choice among viewers,” said Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates. “For pay-TV service providers, traditional and online, they are exploring new areas in content ownership and development, and to be successful in these efforts, understanding consumer activity and motivation related to adoption and use of their services is critical.”

“Subscription online video is the only growth category for consumer-paid video entertainment beyond pay TV. Operators, struggling with declining ARPU for standalone pay-TV services, are anxious to leverage this trend,” said Brett Sappington, Senior Research Director and Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. “Operators are taking differing approaches. Some, including Comcast and DISH, are offering subscriptions to third-party OTT video services and are integrating them into their discovery interfaces. Partnering gives operators a chance to serve as content aggregator, a familiar position. Others, including AT&T and DISH, are expanding their competitive reach online and have introduced vMVPD services.”

360 View: Entertainment Services in the US provides a comprehensive view of the US marketplace for pay-TV services, including changes in adoption, services taken, churn, and spending among key consumer segments, including upgraders, downgraders, new subscribing households, cord cutters, cord shavers, and OTT subscribers. It also assesses demand for entertainment service features and compares perception, demand, and use among leading US operators. Other highlights:

20% of US broadband households do not have a pay-TV services.

NPS for traditional pay-TV services is weaker than for other content service types.

In 2018, the average number of connected devices per broadband household, excluding smart home devices, reached 8.4.

12% of US broadband households eliminated pay-TV service (cut the cord) in 2018.

For information on 360 View: Entertainment Services in the US, contact sales@parksassociates.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Sherrelle Lewis at sherrelle.lewis@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.

About Parks Associates

Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company’s expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

http://www.parksassociates.com
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http://www.connectionsindustryinsights.com

Human Investigation Management – ISIO
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This smart light switch does it all — voice assistant, motion sensor, night light, intercom

This smart light switch does it all — voice assistant, motion sensor, night light, intercom | #TpromoCom #Electrical #SmartHome #HomeAutomation | I recently replaced most of the light switches in my home with TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Switches because it’s pretty damn cool to ask Alexa to turn off the lights, and that happened to be a cheap and reliable way to do it.

But TP-Link just announced a new switch that does so much more. It’s got a built-in voice assistant with its own microphones and speaker. (Weirdly, TP-Link couldn’t say which assistant is built in, though the company implied it’d be Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.) It’s got a motion sensor to turn on and off the lights without me even asking. There’s even a built-in nightlight, and, of course, it plays music.

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Home Automation Creates a Safer, More Secure Home

There are those who believe that smart home devices are a luxury that they can afford to not have where there are others who wouldn’t be without them. Having lived with home automation, through the use of a special Home Automation Inc. home control system, I can attest to the need.

Not only does it assure that you have lights on when and where needed, but this type of system allows you the luxury of energy management through the control of not only lighting, but of heating and cooling systems. And where there are motorized draperies, the system can be programmed to shut the drapes as the sun travels across the southern exposure during the summer to reduce unneeded heating or open them in the winter to assist with heating.

The only cautionary issue that we now face, whereas in 1991 we didn’t, is that of cyber security issues, due to the fact that today’s smart home devices are essentially IoT connected, either through WiFi or another wireless tech, such as Zigbee.

Ellen Rigney was in bed with her husband Sunday night in their Houston home when she heard a noise coming from the Nest camera connected to her 4-month-old son Topper’s room. First, she thought it was a carbon monoxide alert, but then “we heard sexual expletives being said in his room,” she told NBC affiliate KPRC.

A very good example of this was recently seen by way of a wireless (IoT) video camera baby monitor. Here’s the social media posting I made on behalf of my client Electronic Systems Consultants LLC (ESC) of Columbus, Ohio:

Nest camera hacker threatens to kidnap baby, spooks parents | #ESC_LLC #VideoSurveillance #Baby #Security | “I’m in your baby’s room,” the hacker said. But the baby was alone and safe. http://ow.ly/fjyI30n2TyW

There are trolls out there trolling the Internet and they’re looking for any and all open ports where they can investigate the real possibility of doing harm to anyone at any time. Although all these gadgets are handy and helpful in so many ways, it comes at a price, and vigilance in an assortment of ways is one of the costs. One inconvenience that I can think of is that of the new WiFi unit you got at Christmas. Did you take the time to change the default encryption key?

Author: Al Colombo

Identiv strengthens ID offering with Thursby acquisition

Identiv strengthens ID offering with Thursby acquisition | #TpromoCom #Security #Software #Acquisition | Identiv, Inc., a global provider of physical security and secure identification, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thursby Software Systems, Inc., an Arlington, Texas-based provider of security software for mobile devices.

The acquisition is expected to strengthen Identiv’s identity offerings with complete solutions for secure and convenient logical access across smart cards and derived credentials on Apple IOS and Android mobile devices. It is also a major strategic step towards Identiv’s vision of converged, highly secure yet frictionless access to information and places through a single identity and a single infrastructure platform. (continued below)

Thursby’s software solutions provide strong security for enterprise and personal mobility, supporting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and two-factor authentication (2FA) on mobile devices. The company enables Department of Defense (DoD) issued Common Access Cards (CAC), federally issued Personal Identification Verification (PIV) cards, derived credentials, and commercially issued PIV-I cards to access, sign, encrypt, and decrypt information and emails from Apple iOS and Android mobile phones or tablet devices. These capabilities have allowed over a hundred thousand DoD and federal employees, including the U.S. Navy Reserve via the Ready-2-Serve (R2S) mobile application, to use personal and government-furnished mobile devices to access needed information on-the-go. “

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Three lines of defense: APD shares how to protect your home or business

Three lines of defense: APD shares how to protect your home or business | #TpromoCom #CrimePrevention #Crime #Video | The Amarillo Police Department spent Thursday evening interacting with members of the community in an effort to reduce crime.

The goal of the new Community Crime Prevention Program is to help reduce the chances of someone falling victim to a crime.

The program drew a full room as residents came to hear tips on how to beat the number one crime in our area – theft.

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Join GKO on Crime Prevention for the latest news and information

Join GKO on Crime Prevention for the latest news and information | #TpromoCom #GKO #Crime #Prevention | Looking to improve security at home? Interested in learning more about crime prevention? The GKO on Crime Prevention group on Facebook offers news, information, and discussion on the subject of personal safety as well as the prevention of burglaries and robberies at  home, in the workplace, and while traveling.

The group provides helpful information you can use to fight crime at home, while traveling, and at the office. Scams and general crime prevention information is commonly provided. You don’t need permission to post if you have a question or information to share. We’re especially interested in hearing any story you have to share. -Al Colombo

To join, visit the group today! Go to http://bit.ly/2kb6lYy

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