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:

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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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