July 15 2019 – BAT-Connect Release Notes

Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to the world of BAT-Connect!

Some tips for a successful install:

  • Ensure your Alula app is updated to the most recent release
  • Build the account, with the panel’s master code assigned to the main user
  • Complete required panel programming
  • Assign hardware, and wire up the communicator before powering up device
  • Consult product manual for wiring diagrams

Panel Compatibility at Launch (7/15/19)

  • Honeywell:
    • Vista 15, 20P, 21IP, and Safewatch Pro 3000
  • DSC:
    • Powerseries PC580, PC1555, PC5010, PC5020, PC1616, PC1832, PC1864
    • Not compatible with DSC Neo

Panel Compatibility and Feature Road-map

  • Interlogix:
    • NX, Concord – Q4 2019
  • Napco:
    • Gemini – Q1 2020
  • Home Automation – Late Q3
  • Touchpad Support – Early Q4

For additional support, feel free to call our Tech Support Team at 1-888-88-Alula (1-888-882-5852)

Stay tuned for more updates!

Alula Wins 2019 ESX Innovation Award For BAT-Connect

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First communicator to upgrade legacy systems to triple-path connectivity, video surveillance, 5G-ready technology, and a modern touchpad

PAUL, MN – JUNE 4, 2019 – Alula, the leader in smart security and automation systems for professional installers and the award-winning inventors of the Connect+ Platform, was awarded a 2019 Innovation Award for its BAT-Connect Communicator at this year’s Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Indianapolis.

ESX’s Innovation Awards–which are open only to security professionals–recognize excellence in the industry, rewarding products and services that benefit the consumer while also supporting security professionals’ revenue and customer growth.

“In the past two months since we launched BAT-Connect, we’ve received tremendous support and positive feedback from security professionals, customers and our industry partners,” said Brian McLaughlin, CEO, Alula. “Being recognized with the ESX award for innovation underscores that this is truly a game-changing product that will revolutionize the takeover business and help our partners solve the 3G sunset challenge.”

The ESX Innovation Award marks the second time the BAT-Connect Communicator has been honored since its official launch at ISC West in mid-April. Judges at that conference, which is the largest converged security event in the U.S., named the BAT-Connect the New Product Showcase Award winner in the Residential and Monitoring Solutions category.

Judges recognized Alula’s BAT-Connect Communicator for being the first interactive communicator to provide Wi-Fi, IP and the new CAT-M1 communication paths outside the home or business. Judges also commended the device for being the first communicator to enable legacy security panels to utilize a modern touchpad for onsite control and status, as well as the first to leverage CAT-M1 cellular technology, the IoT band for 4G and 5G networks.

The BAT-Connect allows customers to instantly upgrade and modernize their legacy security systems. The device incorporates video surveillance and home automation functionality as well as the ability to add a modern touchpad to replace aging LED keypads.

Powered by the encrypted, lightning-fast Alula network, system control is delivered instantly to the smart devices that customers already use and love. Upgrading aging security systems with new capabilities enables security professionals to increase recurring monthly revenue and retain more accounts. Because BAT-Connect provides both IP and the new CAT-M1 cellular technology as primary communication paths, the 5G-proof device doesn’t have the same vulnerability to cellular sunsets as cell-only communicators.

Armed with the BAT-Connect, security installers can streamline their takeover business, cut install time and simplify operations. The easy-to-install communicator is broadly compatible with common panels, giving security dealers a major upgrade for 15 million legacy security systems online today.

About Alula

Alula is the only vertically integrated security and home automation platform purpose-built for today’s independent security and installation professionals. From sensors to hub to network, Alula offers a complete, end-to-end solution and one accountable partner. Today, thousands of partners across North America have nearly 300,000 active locations secured and connected with Alula. Designed for professionals, the Alula platform provides a complete security, automation and video solution for renters, homeowners and commercial installations. Alula is a business-driven platform designed to reduce truck rolls, increase RMR, simplify inventory and put  today’s professional providers in control of their business, their customers and their revenue. The Alula platform is available nationwide through distributors that cater to the alarm and integrator industry.

For more information about the BAT-Connect Communicator, visit https://go.alula.net/batconnect.

Media contact: Laura Cruz, TenorPR for Alula, (917) 406-7517; laura@tenorpr.com.

Alula Wins SIA New Product Showcase Award for BAT-Connect Communicator at ISC West

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First communicator to provide triple-path connectivity, 5G ready technology and first to enable legacy security panels to utilize a modern touchpad for on-site control

ST. PAUL, MN – APRIL 16, 2019 – Alula, the leader in smart security and automation systems for professional installers and the award-winning inventors of the Connect+ Platform, was awarded a New Product Showcase Award in the Residential and Monitoring Solutions category for their BAT-Connect Communicator at ISC West, the largest converged security event in the U.S.

Alula’s BAT-Connect Communicator, launched at ISC West, was commended by the judges for being the first interactive communicator to provide three paths of communication outside the home / business; the first communicator to enable legacy security panels to utilize a modern 7” touchpad for onsite control and status; and the first to leverage CAT-M1 cellular technology, the IoT band for 4G and 5G networks

Beyond solving the looming industry challenge of the CDMA network sunset, the BAT-Connect allows customers to instantly modernize their legacy security systems. The device incorporates video and home automation functionality as well as the ability to add a modern touchpad to replace aging LED keypads.

Powered by the encrypted, lightning-fast Alula network, system control is delivered instantly to the smart devices that customers already use and love. Upgrading aging security systems will enable dealers to increase recurring monthly revenue and retain more accounts. Because BAT-Connect provides both IP and the new CAT-M1 cellular technology as primary communication paths it doesn’t have the same vulnerability to sunsets as cell-only communicators.

“We’re honored to be recognized at this show for our BAT-Connect Communicator, a product that will allow our partners to solve a looming problem by instantly modernizing legacy systems and provide the functionalities the consumer demands,” said Brian McLaughlin, CEO, Alula.

Armed with the BAT-Connect, security dealers can streamline their takeover business, cut install time and simplify operations. The easy-to-install communicator is broadly compatible with common panels, giving security dealers a game changer upgrade for 15 million security systems online today.

About Alula

Alula is the only vertically integrated security and home automation platform purpose-built for today’s independent security and installation professionals. From sensors to hub to network, Alula offers a complete, end-to-end solution and one accountable partner. Today, thousands of partners across North America have nearly 300,000 active locations secured and connected with Alula. Designed for professionals, the Alula platform provides a complete security, automation and video solution for renters, homeowners and commercial installations. Alula is a business-driven platform designed to reduce truck rolls, increase RMR, simplify inventory and put  today’s professional providers in control of their business, their customers and their revenue. The Alula platform is available nationwide through distributors that cater to the alarm and integrator industry. For more information about the BAT-Connect Communicator, visit https://go.alula.net/batconnect.  For more information about Alula, visit http://www.alula.net.

Media contact: Laura Cruz, TenorPR for Alula, (917) 406-7517; laura@tenorpr.com.

Alula Releases Ultimate Alarm System Takeover Solution, BAT-Connect Communicator

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With the new offering, security and automation partners can easily upgrade millions of legacy alarm systems to add video and automation while delivering a modern, app-driven user interface

ST. PAUL, MN – APRIL 5, 2019 –Alula, the leader in smart security and automation systems for professional installers and the award-winning inventors of the Connect+ Platform, announced today the release of the BAT-Connect Communicator, a device that easily upgrades legacy security platforms and modernizes the mobile experience.

Beyond solving the looming problem of the CDMA network sunset, the intuitive BAT-Connect device smartly bridges intrusion security, video and automation with the Alula iOS or Android App to give security professionals a path to instantly modernize their customers’ experience. Powered by the encrypted, lightning-fast Alula network, system control is delivered instantly to the smart devices that customers already use and love. Upgrading aging security systems will enable dealers to increase recurring monthly revenue and retain more accounts. Because BAT-Connect uses IP as its first form of communication with cell as an optional backup, it doesn’t have the same vulnerability to sunsets as cell-only communicators.

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Alula Wins IoT Integration Award, Demos Smart Home Security and Video at ISC East 2018

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November 13, 2018 – Hudson, WI Alula, the leader in smart security systems for dealers, today was recognized with an IoT Integration award for best video security on the eve of the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC East), the Northeast’s largest security trade show with 7,000 security and public safety professionals. Demos of the award-winning Alula Connect+ security platform including new video cameras and mobile apps will be given at Alula’s ISC East booth # 337 November 14-15, 2018 at The Javits Center, New York.

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Video Automation. And then some.

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Alula has just released an update to our intelligently unified platform that powerfully integrates home security, automation, and now video altogether in a seamless design.

We’ve elegantly enabled it to deliver the premium experience your consumers are looking for and have upgraded it to include important user controls.

Our “Calendar Access” is just one of the features that’s getting noticed. Let’s take a quick look!

Most of today’s platforms force you to continuously scroll through hundreds of clips to find a clip from just last week. With the Alula platform, you now can access the content you want by pressing on the calendar icon in the right-hand corner allowing you to easily search for video clips organized by date.

Even better, the Alula platform automatically captures video for 10 seconds before an event and continues recording for up to an additional 50 seconds after an event for any detected motion. If the motion continues beyond 60 seconds, a second clip will be registered keeping things organized and accessible.

Our approach to managing the content and making it ultra-accessible is just one of the many things we have built to simplify the experience the Alula way!

Ready to add video to your services? Connect with an Alula Expert today and request a demo of our powerful platform.

Alula Launches Unified Video for Security and Automation

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New Video Solution Gives Alula’s Security Dealers One Platform to Create New Business and Deliver the Market Leading Video Experience

HUDSON, WI–(PR WEB)– SEPTEMBER 25, 2018– Alula, announced today a fully integrated and consumer-friendly video solution that expands the award-winning Alula Connect+ Platform for the home and small business. Combined with a complete line of Alula- branded Security Cameras also released today [link – https://go.alula.net/videorelease], the new Alula Video offering is quicker to install and easier to maintain, with dozens of ways to increase recurring revenue for dealers. Alula Video can be branded by the professional security dealer in the Alula apps for iOS, Android.

“Alula continues to deliver on our promise of being an end-to-end platform provider from our encrypted sensors to in-home hub to IP-first, highly secure network.  We bring it all together to provide our dealers and their customers a connected-home experience that improves their business operations and the daily life for the consumer,” said Alula CEO, Brian McLaughlin. “With Alula Video professional security dealers have a profitable path to offer and deliver more for their business and residential customers.”

Alula video delivers a new suite of services to the professional security dealer channel, embracing the company’s commitment to helping dealers lower account creation costs.  The video service platform can be offered in conjunction with Connect+, or as an extension to the popular BAT Communicator line from Alula – providing the industry with the most flexible interactive service platform in the industry.

Professional security dealers can start competing today with unified video offerings from Alula by visiting: (https://go.alula.net/videorelease); or by calling 888-88-ALULA.

All Your Video – One Integrated App

Alula Video and Alula App on the Alula Connect+ Platform give professional security dealers unmatched integration between security, automation and video in a single powerful interface that provides control of smart home devices, live and recorded video, and the entire security system. Dealers can give their customers the industry’s first fully integrated video experience – not a separate app or hard to manage tab in a complicated menu. Even better, Alula Video uses a hybrid, redundant storage model to keep all the latest video activities locally and in the cloud — unlike current offerings that stop recording if a customer exceeds their data limit.

And the app at the center of it all carries your brand, helping deepen customer relationships that keep recurring revenue coming. Designed for families or businesses with multiple users on different types of mobile devices, the dealer-brandable user experience is the same on all Alula user interfaces – whether on the latest smartphone or tablet, or Alula’s unique, intuitive Android tablet touchpad.

Inside the Dealer-Branded Alula App, customers can:

  • View of all cameras live
  • Talk and listen through enabled cameras
  • Receive motion detection notifications
  • Review recorded video clips
  • Favorite, tag and download video clips
  • Save favorite cameras to the app dashboard
  • Easily navigate a unified timeline of video cameras and security events

 

The Value of Alula Video

Each Alula Video camera takes seconds to install and enroll, can be managed remotely through the Alula AlarmDealer.com portal, and provides enhanced revenue opportunities for new installations of Alula Connect+ or upgrades of systems running on Alula’s BAT LTE Communicators.

“Alula continues to deliver market-leading innovation like this fully integrated video solution that not only redefines the user experience, it also enables dealers to keep costs low, both on initial installations and on-going services,” said Avi Rosenthal – Founder, IoT Consulting. “The connected home market is expanding the definition of home security, so it’s great to see Alula driving innovation for the professional dealers, helping them to deliver state of the art services to their customers.”

ALULA BRANDED SECURITY CAMERAS for ALULA VIDEO

The completely new line of Alula Security Cameras provide the high-performance customers demand and the low-cost dealers require. The new line of cameras can be purchased from Alula or industry-leading distribution partners and include:

  • Alula Doorbell Camera
  • Alula Outdoor Bullet Camera
  • Alula Indoor Mini-Camera with Two-Way Voice
  • Alula Indoor 360 Camera – 1080p with Pan/Tilt/Zoom

Customers can buy from Alula or through leading distribution partners.

 

About Alula

Alula is the only security platform that delivers simplified security for independent security dealers and installers, and the customers who rely on their services and expertise. Today, thousands of dealers across North America have nearly 300,000 active locations secured and connected with Alula. Designed for professional security professionals, the Alula platform provides a complete security, alarm, video and automation solution for renters, homeowners and commercial installations. Alula is a business-driven security platform designed to reduce truck rolls, increase RMR, simplify inventory and put dealers in control of their business, their customers and their revenue. The Alula platform is available nationwide through distributors that cater to the alarm and integrator industry. www.alula.net

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Media Contact:
Laura Cruz
Tenor PR for Alula
laura@tenorpr.com
(917) 406-7517

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.

Alula Sponsored: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

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Want to stay up on some of the hottest and most interesting new technology trends in security and home automation? Alula sponsored the CEPro ISC West 2018 Security & Home Automation Webinar & Guide.

You can view the Ultimate Guide Below:

You can view the full post and watch the webinar here.