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Clare Video Doorbell Ships

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Claire DoorbellClaire introduces a wifi HD video doorbell to the ClareVision+ line of IP surveillance cameras-- the Clare Video Doorbell, a slim unit installers can integrate with home automation systems using just 2 wires.

The Video Doorbell has an SD card slot for storage (up to 128GB), and is set to record on motion. It auto-configures for remote viewing via free ClareVision+ iOS and Android app, and the camera functions as a stand-alone device able to replace virtually any doorbell.

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August Smart Lock Goes Pro

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August Home announces the Smart Lock Pro (Z-Wave) at the International Security Conference (ISC West 2017)-- a smart lock built for the home installation channel.

August smart lock proThe launch comes as August joins the Z-Wave Alliance, expanding the interoperability of the company's products with offerings from other vendors. This allows installers to offer the Smart Lock Pro as part of a complete smart home solution, and as such it is available exclusively for the custom installation channel.

Apart from the addition of Z-Wave connectivity, Smart Lock Pro features the same capabilities of August smart locks, including smartphone-based keys, virtual keys for guests, and lock use tracking via 24/7 activity log. It also pairs easily with other August products, such as the Smart Keypad and Doorbell Cam.

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Legrand Adds to Bticino Classe 300 System

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Legrand announces an addition to the Bticino Classe 300 video door entry system range-- the Classe 300X connected video internal unit, a handsfree device complete with 7-inch touchscreen.

Legrand Bticino The Classe 300X uses integrated wifi connectivity and offers quick 2-wire installation, making it ideal for both new developments and the replacement of existing 2-wire devices. The touchscreen makes it a modern door entry solution and allows connection to wider functions and services, such as security cameras or lights.

A companion Door Entry app allows communication between video internal unit and smartphone, with simple controls and even a help button.

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Zyxel Intros Aurora Cloud Access Camera

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Zyxel announces a "lifestyle" camera-- the Aurora Cloud Access Camera, a means for customer to monitor their homes, with real-time mobile notifications adding an extra layer of security.

Cloud Access CameraThe Aurora has a "premium" image sensor able to capture high-resolution video under low-light conditions. A 4-in-1 design allows indoor mounting via stand, wall-mount kit and magnetic mount, while a smartphone app provides setup, recording schedules, motion detection zones, watching of live or recorded video, event notifications and speaking through the camera.

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RTI Enables Video Intercom Support

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RTI announces video intercom support for select RTI controllers and 3rd party intercom-enabled devices, a capability ideal for front door access, security gates and room-to-room applications.

RTI controllerVideo intercom capabilities are supported on the RTI KX3, KX7 and KX10 in-wall touchpanels, the CX7 and upcoming CX10 countertop/under-cabinet touchpanels, and the flagship T3x, creating the first RTI video intercom-enabled handheld controller. A free firmware update also allows dealers to leverage video communications on compatible devices with H.264-based video intercom support via SIP.

The devices support auto answer and do not disturb modes, while a push-to-talk audio mode lets users communicate via voice only from device to device.

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D-Link Presents Omna 180 Camera

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D-Link announces the availability of the Omna 180 Cam HD (DSH-C310)-- a first HomeKit-enabled product in the Omna portfolio allowing users to check on their homes from their iDevices.

Omna cameraFirst seen back at CES 2017, the Omna 180 Cam HD carries a 1080p camera with 180-degree field of view, microphone and speaker with 2-way audio, infrared night vision and motion detection sensors in a cylindrical form factor. It stores video clips directly to microSDCX card, with no further subscription required.

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LG Takes on Security

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LG offers a plug-and-play home security and home automation hub-- Smart Security, an odd-looking device secured by ADT Canopy, a no-contract service for 24/7 professional monitoring.

LG Smart securityThe Smart Security acts as a smart home hub, with Bluetooth, wifi, Z-Wave and ZigBee connectivity allowing it to pair with a variety of devices. Z-Wave support allows the addition of contact sensors to doors and windows, while a companion iOS/Android app provides centralised control. Firmware updates should add compatibility with more devices, including smart locks and thermostats.

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