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Smanos Debuts Wifi Alarm System, Camera

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Security vendor Smanos announces the European availability of the W020 Wifi Alarm System and the IP6 HD Wifi Camera, a pair of devices first announced back at CeBIT 2015 in Hannover, Germany.

Smanos securityThe W020 is a next generation wireless security hub. It connects to a wide array of wireless sensors and accessories, including door/window contacts, PIR motion sensors, security cameras, and flood, gas and smoke detectors, making it deal for consumer and SMB customers.

It not only alerts others to intrusions or environmental anomalies but also sends push notifications to mobile devices. Setup is simple, since one only needs to plug in the power, download the free iOS or Android app, set up wifi with Smart Link and pair wireless sensors or accessories.

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August Lock Control Via Apple Watch

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Smartwatch ControlFront door control reaches the wrists as the August Smart Lock gets Apple Watch support via iOS app update, allowing users to lock and unlock the devices with "just a swipe and a tap."

The Apple Watch app is more or less identical to its iPhone sibling. As well as locking and unlocking it also provides a recent activity log and real time notifications whenever the door is unlocked.

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Leviton Intros Omni Security, Automation

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Leviton announces the EN50131 and PD6662 compliant Omni product family with European versions of the OmniPro II, Omni II3 and Omni LTe controllers and a Tamper Kit for Omni security consoles.

Leviton securityThe Omni solution is a residential and small commercial focused system bridging multiple protocols, including hard-wired and wireless, covering hundreds of connected devices in various applications. It connects security devices, thermostats, light switches telephone and backup battery with 5 built-in ports for additional control devices.

Controllers are EN50131 Grade 2 and PD6662 compliant for security and intrusion, coordinating security, energy and entertainment functionality. The EN50131 versions add tamper switches to controller enclosures, ensuring doors remain closed and the enclosure remains installed against a solid surface.

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Nest Intros Cam, Protect Upgrade

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Google-owned home automation vendor Nest presents the Nest Cam internet-streaming home security camera, together with a second-generation Protect smoke detector and updated iOS and Android apps.

Nest CamEssentially a rebranded Dropcam Pro (the result of Nest buying Dropcam a year ago), the Nest Cam features a few improvements in the shape of 1080p video recording, better night vision and the addition of a rare-earth magnet in the bottom. Users can save up to 30 days of video on the "Nest Aware" cloud (requires subscription) and create Activity Zones for specific alerts.

One can also stream video directly to YouTube Live, and the company promises video security through the use of a 2040-bit RSA key and a 128-bit SSL connections.

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Welcome the Face Recognising Camera

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French Internet of Things (IoT) startup Netatmo launches the Welcome, a Dropcam-style smart home camera featuring proprietary facial recognition technology paired with video feed streaming on iOS and Android devices.

Welcome cameraFirst seen back at CES 2015, the Welcome consists of an anodised aluminium cylinder armed with a camera, 130-degree camera, infrared LEDs and motion sensors. It streams 1920x1080 video (including nighttime video) and can store video either locally (on included microSD cloud) or on the cloud.

However the main draw is the facial recognition-- Netatmo says the technology can recognise registered faces even if it only catches a glimpse as they walk past. The camera also sends mobile device alerts should it notice an unknown face.

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Channel Vision Ships NVR-04N

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Channel Vision NVRChannel Vision announces the availability of its new Network Video Recorder (NVR), the NVR-04N-- one featuring more focused control, reliability video recording and more integration options with existing systems.

It operates in 4-channel mode and allows users to scan recordings for specific times, dates, events, objects, motion or activity. Watchdog monitoring ensures reliable recording so the surveillance system never misses a beat.

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How To Integrate Doorbells with Sonos

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A pair of integrators and MIT engineers present the Netonos Note, a means to integrate Sonos multi-room audio systems with doorbells and surround sound receivers, allowing the playback of whole-house announcements.

Netonos NoteThe Note stacks on top of Sonos Connect Network controller, and supplies automated control of surround receiver power on and off, source selection and volume control, eliminating the need for multiple remotes.

It is compatible with most AV receivers, including Denon, Marantz and Yamaha, via ethernet, RS-232, IR or 12V trigger.

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