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Next-Generation Wi-Fi 7 Standards Work is Underway

Next-Generation Wi-Fi 7 Standards Work is Underway

Wi-Fi 6 is just catching on, but the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a key Wi-Fi standards body, is already working on a standard for Wi-Fi 7. According to a report published by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) in October, equipment supporting the Wi-Fi 7 standard is expected to be commercially available in 2025.
COVID Hit the Construction Industry Hard, But a Recovery Seems to be Underway

COVID Hit the Construction Industry Hard, But a Recovery Seems to be Underway

What construction trends should we expect moving forward? On the one hand, AGC cautions that widespread supply chain delays could slow the pace of construction recovery. On the other hand, the infrastructure bill that was signed into law in November contains billions of dollars that could be used, at least in part, for construction.
Matter: The New IoT Standard from the Former Zigbee Alliance

Matter: The New IoT Standard from the Former Zigbee Alliance

The Connectivity Standards Alliance, formerly the Zigbee Alliance, has a new Internet of Things (IoT) standard that security dealers should be aware of. It’s called Matter and it has the backing of tech giants Amazon, Apple, Google and Comcast, and dozens of other companies, including security equipment developers Assa Abloy, Resideo, Qorvo, Schlage and others. Find out more about the Matter standard in this article.
Digital Watchdog Channel Partner Program

Digital Watchdog Channel Partner Program

You may be asking how does it work or how do I gain access to the resources available through Digital Watchdog’s Channel Partner Program? We've got all of the answers you'll need in this short blog post.
Older Dialers Could Require Reprogramming or Replacement in 82 Area Codes

Older Dialers Could Require Reprogramming or Replacement in 82 Area Codes

Security dealers with customers in 82 area codes in 36 states may need to reprogram any older digital dialers or medical alerts by October 24, 2021. Beginning on that date, all consumers and devices with numbers in the affected area codes must dial 10-digits for all local calls.
Manufacturing and Service Growth Means Opportunity for Commercially Focused Dealers

Manufacturing and Service Growth Means Opportunity for Commercially Focused Dealers

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is forecasting continued economic growth for many businesses for 2021, which should be good news for security dealers and integrators that sell to the commercial market. Learn more about the potential opportunities for your business in our most recent article.
Blustream AV Distribution Line Expands with Security Equipment Supply

Blustream AV Distribution Line Expands with Security Equipment Supply

SES residential integrators and security dealers now have access to the award-winning line of Blustream video distribution solutions, from simple media extension to advanced 4K UHD matrices and Video over IP systems. The purpose-built Blustream product line enables opportunities in projects of all sizes, from Residential whole home video distribution to commercial installations integrating entertainment systems with security applications.
Inovonics Announces Mobile Duress Now Available

Inovonics Announces Mobile Duress Now Available

Inovonics, an industry leader in wireless solutions for life-safety applications, announces the launch of Inovonics mobile duress, designed to provide precise indoor room and floor level location when someone activates an Inovonics pendant. Built upon the Inovonics cloud platform, the solution marries the reliable hardware Inovonics is known for, with powerful software and API tools for easy integration and data access.
Keyscan Adds “Enhanced Lockdown” to Aurora Software

Keyscan Adds “Enhanced Lockdown” to Aurora Software

dormakaba’s Keyscan platform has added “Enhanced Lockdown” to the Aurora access control software. Now, with a wireless fob input, an entire facility can be locked down/out with the push of a button.
Vanco International Named Procell Professional Battery Preferred Partner for the Pro AV, Electrical and Security markets

Vanco International Named Procell Professional Battery Preferred Partner for the Pro AV, Electrical and Security markets

Vanco International LLC, an industry leader in AV distribution and electronic accessory products, today announces they have been named the Preferred Partner for Procell Professional Batteries for Pro AV, Electrical and Security markets.