Alula Named Best Security Solution in the CE Pro 2018 BEST Award Winners at CEDIA

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September 6, 2018 – San Diego, CA – Alula was named Best Integrated Security Solution by an independent panel of industry judges and editors from CE Pro Magazine. The Alula Connect+ Platform provides a complete security and automation system for professional installers and security dealers looking for a platform with the simplicity and flexibility to enable immediate and future revenue.

The CE Pro 2018 BEST (Best Electronics Systems Technologies Awards) Award for the Alula Connect+ Platform was awarded in the Control and Automation category, which included integrated security systems, modules, devices, and surveillance cameras. The Alula Connect+ Platform was individually judged on multiple criteria including innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, benefits to the end user and benefits to the integrator.

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One Platform. One Experience

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When it comes to automation and smart home technology, today’s consumers are faced with new market entrants on a daily basis. So many homes are filled with multiple ways of interfacing with automation, security and smart devices. Universal remotes may have solved the coffee table clutter of the past but what is today’s solution for multiple apps on your mobile device to control the smart home features consumers love.

On July 17, 2018, Alula is rolling out a unified smart home experience. One feature-rich application that puts home automation, smart security and soon video access at your fingertips across all of your customers’ devices.

Security in your life. Not on the wall.

Whether on a smartphone, tablet or the Connect+ Touchpad, Alula’s simple, integrated app delivers direct control over consumer’s smart home features and security system. Without being tied to a panel on the wall, mobile app users can control lights, locks, thermostats, cameras and garage doors independently or in combination with the arming and disarming of their security system, in whatever order you choose.

Updated Features

Consistent look and feel across all devices

  • A consistent user experience through all device interfaces drives usability, minimizing the opportunity for user confusion.

Customizable screens to highlight what is important to the user

  • Screen personalization that enhances your customers experience by allowing them to see what’s important to them, and hide what’s not.

Insanely fast scenes and automation

  • Our scene and automation engine utilize an “always-available” communication architecture executing commands faster than the competition.

Easy grouping

  • Users can combine, view and operate their security, cameras and automation controls in groups that are meaningful to them personally – entryway, living room, and back patio are examples.

Favorites and locations

  • With favorites, your customers can pick zones, devices, and scenes they want to have quick access too.
  • Customers can even manage multiple locations from one device.

Alula Connects Alexa for a Simplified Security Experience

Voice assistant technology continues to become a staple in consumers’ homes. By combining Alexa with the industry’s fastest-response times of the Connect+, Alula provides voice control that delivers the simplified experience your customers expect.

“…with Alexa Voice Assistant integration, homeowners can control the critical security and automation features of their Alula Connect+ Platform.”

Using any product with Alexa Voice Assistant integration, homeowners can control the critical security features of their Alula Connect+ Platform.

Just ask Alexa to:

  • Arm the Connect+ platform
  • Get the status of the Connect+ platform
  • Disarm the Connect+ platform using a verbal PIN Code
  • Run home automation scenes by name that are already known to the Connect+ platform

In a smart home first culture, consumers expect the speed and flexibility of tapping, swiping or talking from wherever they may be. With Alula’s “always-connected” broadband backbone and Alexa “always-listening” interface your customers will not only experience a seamless response but at speeds that leave competitors behind.

At the heart of Alula is a desire to create simple, seamless and secure solutions for professional dealers. Solutions that meet the demands of today’s consumers while simplifying the way you do business. Be sure to head to the app store on your apple or android device and experience it for yourself!

Stay safe and connected with these New Life Safety Devices

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Seamless setup with the Connect+

After a year of extreme weather events, the trend of staying put and riding out the storm is going by the wayside. With advances in technology, weather agencies are able to predict earlier and respond faster to events that disrupt and threaten personal safety and property. Last year thousands of Americans were forced to evacuate and leave their homes behind. This is an increasing number compared to the average number of evacuations in past years.

Stay Connected, even when leaving your home behind.

With breakthroughs in sensor technology and their practical application, smart home networks are now able to notify you immediately when there is an emergency. Whether you’re hunkered down or on the road headed away from danger, stay in touch with what matters with sensors designed specifically for your personal awareness.

Most of us are used to smoke sensors and their 9-volt batteries. So much has changed. With advancements in microelectronics and energy efficiency, your smoke alarms can communicate longer, check in with your smart security system more often and be even more reliable. These same advancements have opened the door to a whole new generation of sensors.

The “Not your Grandmas Smoke Sensor”: (RE614) This Smoke Sensor uses photoelectric smoke sensing technology, paired with a fixed heat limit, and a rate-of-rise limit. The alarm will signal when one or more of the signals are tripped: Smoke, Fixed Heat, or rate of rise.

  • Sensing smoke, heat and the rate-of-rise
  • Wireless communication with the Connect+

CO Detector:(RE615) CO or Carbon Monoxide poisoning, is still a problem today and being alert is a matter of life and death. Have your home prepared to alert you.

  • An alarm will sound when dangerous levels of CO have been detected
  • Strong, reliable RF signal for reliable communication

Our Flood & Temp Sensor (RE618) might not be able to calm the waves but it will notify you of water intrusion in your home.

  • Sensing flood conditions and extreme temperature changes
  • Set custom parameters to let you know when certain extreme temperatures are reached

The Glassbreak Sensor: (RE609) Branches and debris break windows too. Be alerted during a storm whether it’s your neighbors’ lawn chair or a burglar.

  • 4 – 6 years of battery life
  • Identifies the sound of breaking glass and transmits a signal to the Connect+ panel
  • Monitors a zone of 4 to 25 feet from a protected window

Life Safety isn’t just for homeowners

The Connect+ and this level of awareness are not just for 2000 square foot houses. Powered by Alula means technology that is developed by folks that genuinely care about your safety and protection. These life and property safety systems can be incorporated into small businesses or a whole apartment complex. If you are a smart home fan or just want to be updated in emergency situations these sensors are a solution.

Whether your enjoying life’s adventures or forced to leave your valuables behind, you can depend on the people behind the Alula brand to continue innovating in ways that keep you in touch with what matters most.

Request a demo today.