Security Systems News

SEP 2017

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Jack Doyle talks about the system he uses for home security. J ack Doyle, business development manager for Doyle Security Systems, is focused on sales and marketing campaign with the company as well as operational efficiencies. Security Systems News talked with Doyle about the system he uses at home. What kind of security system do you have? I have a Honeywell Lyric controller. … I'm using a combination of Honeywell 5800 series sensors and the new Honeywell SiX sensors. … I started using the Lyric as a beta-test; I had been using the wireless Lynx 5200, prior to that. Prior to the official release of this Honeywell Lyric, I wanted to test it out and see if it was going to be right for Doyle. So, I started using it in my home for me and my family, and my experience thus far has been pretty positive. Why this particular setup? From the company stand point, so I could test it. But, what I like about it from a consumer standpoint is that it updates [itself, via the Wi-Fi connection]. It certainly has a very nice aesthetic feel to it, versus some of the other options out there. … It's got a pretty easy set-up and interface for adding new devices, for using the system on a day-to-day basis, for bypassing and different modes of arming. What is one aspect of your security system that you wouldn't want to live without? The most important parts to me are the key, the basic functionalities—the arm-away and arm-stay modes. … The ability to have my system armed when I'm gone gives me peace of mind. To build on that a little bit, I don't think I'd want to live without my motion-activated cameras that I also have with the system. That gives me some added peace of mind. Where do you see security going next? What are some big trends? I think DIY is going to be huge. I think that my generation—I'm 33—and those, probably, 35 and under, they buy in a different way. … I think they're starting to view security more as a commodity and are much more advanced when it comes to home networking. —Spencer Ives How I Use My s yste M Likosar frequently acceses his system through the ADT Pulse app. New S Poll Continued from page 3 don't see any benefits in a security company offering PERS devices. When asked about the biggest technologies in the PERS space, 67 percent said mPERS will dominate the market over time. Twenty-seven percent predicted more connections with telehealth devices. "The PERS pendant can be enrolled in the security panel. Motion detectors can be used to check that the user is moving around. [Door and window] sensors can be used on cabinets, refrigera- tors, & interior doors to check on activity," one reader said. Another reader described how PERS systems can expand an end user's way of life. "We may expect to see PERS that are integrated into health and exercise equipment, mobility scooters/accessibility carts, and other machines that an active person may use on a daily basis. The system may offer peace of mind to a person who may otherwise be timid and hesitant to participate in these types of activities." Seven percent said that traditional PERS devices will stay the largest technology in the future. SSN SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS S E p TEM b ER 2017 NEWS 7

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