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FEB 2019

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February 2019 / www.SecurityInfoWatch.com / Security Business 19 released in 2010. Command supports more than 250 devices, including thermostats, lights, doors, CO detectors and smart light bulbs. At the core is a seven-inch wireless touchscreen command panel with integration to Amazon Alexa and Google Voice Assistant to enable dynamic scenes and rules, so users can use voice commands to run several routines at once. Add dual path broadband and LTE cellular communications with two-way encryption, a redesigned video doorbell, the new ADT Go App (Apple or Android) and interactive crime maps, you have a smart home solution to support one of the largest monitoring services. Read more about ADT Command at www.securityinfowatch.com/21040493. Resideo is ready: Now that it is a fully independent spin-off from Honeywell, Resideo made several product introductions at CES. The company unveiled the Honeywell Home T-Series Smart Thermostats, which will be available this spring. At launch, the thermostats will integrate with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The T9 Smart Thermostat will be available direct to consumers; while the T10 Pro Smart Thermostat will be available via professional heating and cooling contractors. The wireless smart sensors that come with the T9 and T10 include people detection and geo-fencing features. Resideo also introduced the SiXCOMBO detector, a two-way professionally installed and monitored wireless combination smoke/heat and carbon monoxide (CO) detector; as well as an integrated, mobile home automation control panel in a tablet form – providing controls, monitoring, video surveillance, perimeter status and comfort controls. Ring still going beyond the doorbell: The new Door View Cam from Ring replaces a peephole, and can sense when people are knocking on the front door. It is installed in place of the existing door viewer or peephole and does not require drilling or permanent modifications to the door. The company also introduced a line of sensors to connect to the Ring Alarm Base Station, including a smoke and CO listener, flood and freeze sensor, dome siren, First Alert Z-Wave Smoke/CO Alarm and smart locks compatibility with providers including Kwikset, Schlage and Yale. Amazon eliminating keys: Key by Amazon is a growing set of services that enable users to experience life without physical keys. Starting in early 2019, Ring customers will be able to control Key by Amazon-compatible smart locks in the Ring app. Key for Business, available now, is an Amazon package-delivery service for commercial and residential properties with compatible building access systems. With Key for Business access via smart fobs, delivery drivers will be able to put packages in secure areas without requiring assistance for entry from building staff personnel. Schlage among the Alexa-enabled: Many home security locking systems with Alexa were spotted at CES, such as the Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Enabled Deadbolt, the first Wi-Fi connected smart lock that does not need a hub. It can store up to 100 unlock codes that can be permanent or temporary. With the lock’s Alexa skill enabled, users can lock and unlock the door remotely and check the lock’s status at any time. Artificial Intelligence It was clear that the AI leaders at CES 2019 recognized the clear need for a continuous stream of data to train on, leveraging mature AI processes such as object detection, classification and natural language recognition. Here are some of the specific applications that may end up being relevant to residential and commercial security: Ambarella – for me, “Best in Show”: Although Ambarella produces a significant range of processors often already in the smart devices or visual imaging systems you use already, its CV25 chipset demonstrations were, for me, best in show. CV25’s Computer vision features license plate recognition, retail behavior analysis, face recognition, and object classification that includes pet and person recognition, package detection, voice-operated command functionality and intelligent alerts. One of many visual demonstrations showed: A busy traffic intersection where every vehicle was rendered smoothly with object classification target boxes, as well as displays of recognition confidence level, direction of travel, license plate and make of vehicle – even at speed on a six-lane freeway with multiple vehicles abreast; and even stopped at an intersection, where the density and quantity of the vehicles cannot be determined with the naked eye. As an industry, we are used to relying on edge enhancement and wide The ADT Command mobile panel. Resideo's T10 Pro Smart Thermostat will be available via professional heating and cooling contractors. The new Schlage deadbolt.

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