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.

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Alula Launches New iOS And Android Apps For Consumers And Professional Dealer Installers

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Alula Mobile Applications Combine with Alula Connect+ Alarm Panel to Deliver a Fully Integrated Smart Security Platform for Homes and Businesses

HUDSON, WI–(PR WEB)–APRIL 11, 2018–Alula announces the launch of the Alula mobile application available today on iOS for the iPhone and iPad, and for Android phones and tablets running version 4.1 and up. With the Alula app, security, smart devices and video are seamlessly integrated creating a more engaging experience for consumers seeking more from their security solution. Consumers can easily control their security system while controlling other devices and build scenes like “lock my doors” and “turn off lights” when arming their security system. In addition, dealers can easily brand the app with their own logo, reinforcing the relationship with their customers and letting users forego a wired wall panel altogether. This app builds on the powerful Connect+ wireless smart security platform from Alula. Security has never been this easy and this powerful.

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Tips on Helping Your Customers Choose the Right Alarm System PIN

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The Personal Identification Number or PIN for your customer’s alarm system is a vital factor in ensuring optimized security for their home or office. The fewest number of people possible should have access to this PIN to make sure that security breaches are significantly reduced. Robbers trying to gain access to your customer’s home will attempt to disarm the system, so the PIN should be as challenging to identify as possible. There are several important tips that you can share with your customers to ensure that they choose the ideal alarm system PIN.

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Winter – Avoid Freezing Pipes with Temperature Sensors

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An average of $10,000 in residential insurance claims accounts for 96 percent of water damage from frozen or broken pipes. These damages can be prevented if homeowners know how to take the right precautions. Frozen pipes can cause needless damage to your customer’s home in the cold winter months. When water freezes in the pipes, pressure buildup occurs. Ice blockage and pressure buildup can cause the weakest point of the pipe to burst. Pipes in exterior walls, crawl spaces, and attics are extremely susceptible to freezing temperatures in the winter.

Pipe insulation costs about 50 cents per linear foot. Your customers can seal cracks in exterior walls and wrap insulation sleeves around pipes. They can keep a slow trickle of water flowing in faucets connected to pipes in unheated spaces. They also can focus on a more high-tech solution like wireless temperature sensors. When these sensors are used with intelligent home alarm systems to precisely assess pipe temperatures, they can prevent pipes from freezing.

Benefit of Temperature Sensors

With temperature sensors, your customers can maintain optimal temperatures to prevent pipes from freezing and breaking. You can help your customers make informed decisions about using the right temperature sensors. They need a cutting-edge remote monitoring system with sensors that maintain optimal temperatures throughout the plumbing system. The best system uses sensors that send real-time notifications through SMS, text, or email when the temperature of the pipes drops below the freezing point. Your customers will benefit from high-tech sensors that sense both potential and minimal water leaks before any expensive water damage happens in the home.

Prevent Freezing Pipes with Trident Temperature Sensors

You can help your customers prevent freezing pipes in their homes with the innovative Water and Temperature Sensors from Alula. They were designed for compatibility with the Connect+ Alarm and Automation Platform. These environmental sensors were designed to identify extreme temperatures and flood conditions. This will ensure optimized temperature control with the plumbing system in the home.

This cutting-edge sensor provides configuration ability to identify customized high and low-temperature trip points. These are configured in the Connect+ panel. Your customers can configure the reading frequency and schedule levels for real-time alerts. End users that use these sensors will be notified of high and low temperatures. This temperature sensor will notify your customers when water leaks occur and when high and low-temperature trip points are reached. This notification helps your customers to better manage temperature control to prevent pipes from freezing.

You can trust the quality craftsmanship of these encrypted Connect+ sensors that feature industry-leading technology. They have superior extended battery life. Your customers will benefit from high-caliber sensors with a tamper-proof design that delivers reliable supplemental security with the Connect+ panel.

You can help your customers survive the cold winter temperatures without experiencing any frozen pipe issues in their homes. This pioneering Sensor and the Connect+ Alarm and Automation Platform are the perfect solution for your customers.

Eliminate Truck Rolls with Connect+

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The Technology Services Industry Association reports that the average truck roll costs approximately $1,000. As a security dealer, you’ll lose money on usage costs like fuel, maintenance and general owner expenses. Truck rolls incur needless costs for extra labor when technicians are sent out to handle minor issues with an alarm systems. They also mean that fewer income-producing activities (IPAs) are completed for your business. This cycle can become a big time and income waster for your dealership. Thankfully, security is simplified with the Connect+ alarm solution. This effectively eliminates truck rolls in your dealership with the Connect+ from Alula.

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Top 5 Qualities of Superior Alarm Monitoring Services

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Your customers want the best alarm monitoring services that fit their specific situational needs and ensure optimized security. As a high-caliber security dealer, you can provide informative guidance to your customers to help them gain a better understanding of the top five qualities of superior alarm monitoring services.

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IoT, Big Data, and Home Security

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The fusion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data analytics is revolutionizing the home security market. The IoT defines the integration of sensors, software, and network connectivity in the devices that we use each day. This concept illustrates our connections with our devices, other people, and the way we relate to things. According to the Markets and Markets research firm, the security industry is forecast to expand from $70 billion to $113 billion by 2021.

This expansion has been the catalyst for Big Data analytics and the IoT merging through the utilization of machine learning capacity in innovative new products. Security dealers need to stay informed of their customers’ increased reliance on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data in their connected homes.

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Are Your Alarm Motion Sensors Pet-Friendly?

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According to the AVMA, approximately 71.5 percent of US households have pets like dogs, cats, and birds. Homeowners that have security systems installed should consider their pets when choosing systems and placing motion sensors. Pets can accidentally trigger motion sensors and create false alarms, which can become a waste of money and time for your customers. As proactive security dealers, you can help your customers ascertain whether or not their alarm motion sensors and the placement of them is pet-friendly.

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The Role of Security in the Connected Home

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Approximately 80 million smart home devices were purchased globally in 2016. This number increased by 64 percent from 2015 and is expected to continue to rise as more consumers see the value in smart devices such as smoke detectors, thermostats, and virtual assistants like Amazon Echo. The connected home requires more advanced security systems than basic fire and burglary panels. With new and innovative ways that consumers are interacting with their homes—the role of security has needed to expand and change with these new technological times.

In this new market of connectivity, security dealers need to take the time to better understand the needs of tech-savvy consumers using smart technology. Consumers demand professionally monitored security systems effectively integrated into their intelligent homes. Consider the following roles of security in the connected home and how you can meet these consumer demands as dynamic security dealers.

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