Celebrating Successes at CONNECT 2016

Marek Robinson by Marek Robinson | 12.21.2016
ADS Security CONNECT 2016

John Cerasuolo of ADS Security received the Medal of Honor.

As we begin a new year, we wanted to take a look back at the accomplishments of our Honeywell Authorized dealers in 2016. At CONNECT 2016, we had the chance to network with over 800 attendees from across the U.S., Canada and Latin America in Hollywood, FL.

The event kicked off with a community service event where over 100 dealers teamed up with Cheeriodicals to build 250 cheer kits that were delivered to children in the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. To see more about the event and this wonderful organization, watch the video.

During our Partner and Innovation Showcase, dealers were introduced to a variety of products, solutions and industry affiliations that can help them grow their business. This year, it was also the official introduction of the new Lyric Gateway and dealers had a chance to take the Lyric Gateway challenge for a chance to win an iPad Mini. Thanks to all who participated in the challenge and  our sponsors and attendees for making the Showcase such a success. During General Session we also recognized Lt. Rich Huebner of the Seminole Fire Department for saving a young family from a devastating house fire. View the Larry King video that details his heroism.

CONNECT 2017

CONNECT 2017 will take place in San Diego from November 9-12.

Educational Sessions and Keynote Speakers Present New Ideas
Of course, a key component of this event is our educational sessions. With 55 breakout sessions in the residential, commercial and enterprise space, there were classes to fit everyone’s needs. The group also learned from two keynote speakers who hit on very different aspects of running a business. Grant Cardone, a top sales training and social media expert, discussed how to uncover overlooked sales opportunities and  Dr. Robert Rohm wowed the crowd with his message about how to understand human behavior.

We wanted to make sure that the group also had some time to network in a social setting. At our Totally Awesome ‘80s party, dealers got a chance to show their creative side for some great prizes. Check out their rad costumes here. We ended the time together by celebrating our dealers at our Awards Gala for the great work they accomplished in 2016. To see those recognized, click here.

Mark Your Calendars for CONNECT 2017
The date has been set for CONNECT 2017. We will be meeting in beautiful San Diego, CA from November 9-12. If you’re a Honeywell Authorized Dealer, you won’t want to miss this chance to network with your peers at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Your Gateway to Profits with Lyric Gateway

Ralph Maniscalco by Ralph Maniscalco | 12.13.2016

The rise of video marketing has been one of the most exciting trends. And it is continuing to grow. In April of 2015 over 4 billion videos were being played each day on Facebook alone. By September, this number doubled to a staggering 8 billion video views per day. Cisco now predicts that 80% of all Internet traffic will be streaming video content by 2019, up from 64% in 2014.

As a security dealer, video can play an important role throughout the entire customer journey to help you build relationships, educate prospects and enhance customer satisfaction. We recently produced the consumer video below to teach consumers about the Gateway product. Add it to your website or feature it in your digital communications or during sales presentations. It’s just one of the many marketing tools you can use when selling the new Lyric Gateway.

The Lyric Gateway is now available. It gives you the flexibility to virtually place it anywhere in the home making it a fast and easy installation. It also uses our new AlarmNet 360 app to further streamline the installation. Add to this our SiX two-way wireless sensors including our new SiX smoke and glassbreak and you’ve got a winning combination.

To find out more about Lyric Gateway, visit www.lyricgateway.com where you will find a variety of support materials that can help you.

equIP Your Business with High Quality Video and Performance

Traci Hall by Traci Hall | 12.08.2016

As a security professional, you know the importance that video can play in an investigation. Our new equIP series IP cameras is taking quality and reliability to the next level so that your customers can benefit from enhanced protection. These new 14 cameras plus two PTZs capture crisp, clear video in low-light environments. Whether you are monitoring a warehouse that is dark at night and bright in the day or a train station that is rainy or dry, these cameras will provide crisp video.

To really understand how clear the image is, take a few minutes to watch the video below to see a side by side comparison in actual environments.

If YouTube is blocked, you can view the video here.

Why the Change?
The latest enhancements to our overall portfolio of video technology are designed to improve ease of use for operators, simplify installation for security professionals, and provide higher-quality video to help protect facilities.  The updated line includes cameras that come in four megapixel (4MP), 1080p, and 1080p ultra-low light resolutions. These cameras feature wide dynamic range imaging, which provides accurate video capture in high-contrast lighting and extreme backlit scenes, and uses edge enhancement for maximum clarity.

To save installation time and integration costs, the equIP cameras support ONVIF Profile S and G and integrate with both Honeywell NVRs (including MAXPRO, HUS, DVM, and Performance Embedded) and third-party manufacturers. The built-in PoE (Power over Ethernet) eliminates separate power supply and associated wiring.

Other enhancements include remote configuration, motorized zoom adjustments and auto focus through the web client or from the NVR Onboard Video Storage. And, it supports up to 128 GB microSDHC (Class 10) card for local video storage when the network is interrupted.

The new equIP cameras are part of Honeywell’s complete video portfolio that includes MAXPRO NVR, Embedded NVRs, Performance Series, MAXPRO Cloud, and Xtralis analytics. If you’d like to learn more click here or call 1.800.323.4576.

AlarmNet 360: Your Gateway to Convenience

Michelle Nettuno by Michelle Nettuno | 12.06.2016

We recently launched Lyric Gateway, the latest addition to the Lyric family. Serving as the central hub for security, lights, locks, thermostats, cameras and more, it has a beautiful, contemporary design geared for people on the go. AlarmNet 360 is the central hub for Lyric Gateway installations and management, geared for dealers and centrals on the go – like you. This next-generation cloud management platform helps make the process fast and simple.

AlarmNet 360 and Lyric Gateway

AlarmNet 360 and the AlarmNet 360 app for Lyric Gateway provide many benefits for your business.

For those of us who have come to depend on our apps, the AlarmNet 360 app adds another layer of convenience.  There’s an app for Apple as well as Android aficionados, and they are ready to download from iTunes or the Google Play store. Once downloaded, you’ll see two click areas on the app’s landing (login) page: one to “Login” and another to “Manage Lyric Gateway.”

Login Option
The app’s Login button takes you to the mobile website, where you can handle many programming and troubleshooting functions for Lyric Gateway, including enrollment of Z-Wave devices.  The list of mobile site functions is always growing, so keep checking for the latest enhancements.

Manage Lyric Gateway Option
The app’s Manage Lyric Gateway option may be used to set up the Wi-Fi connection to customers’ routers, and to transfer panel programming from AlarmNet 360 to the Lyric Gateway. Firmware upgrades can be done via the app or through the website.

You Can Benefit from the Following Features:

  • Quick, streamlined zone, panel and communicator programming
  • Easy enrollment of Z-Wave devices via the app or mobile website
  • Information automatically downloads from AlarmNet 360 to Lyric Gateway via the app
  • Panel auto-registers with AlarmNet 360 upon connectivity
  • Removes additional programming steps and speeds up installations
  • Quick, easy and intuitive—saving time and bandwidth
  • Simple firmware upgrades and panel configuration transfers via the cloud

Using AlarmNet 360 and the AlarmNet 360 app for Lyric Gateway may result in significant time savings for your company—resulting in more installs per day and positively impacting your bottom line. For more information, be sure to check out the landing page at alarmnet360.com.

CONNECT 2016 Attendees Help the Community

Cindy Nardella by Cindy Nardella | 11.29.2016

Another CONNECT event is in the history books – and boy, what a good one it was! At CONNECT 2016, in Hollywood Florida, we had over 800 attendees from the Honeywell Authorized Dealer programs. To kick things off, Honeywell hosted the second annual community service event at CONNECT.

One thing that stands out about the Honeywell Authorized Dealer network is the commitment to giving back to the community. With that in mind, we teamed up with Cheeriodicals to build cheer kits for children in the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. These cheer kits were both for the children and the parents and included snacks, magazines, puzzles, crafts, stuffed animals, small toys and baby clothes. We had 100 authorized dealers participating and we built 250 boxes. We assembled a variety of boxes – from preemies, to boys and girls 2-5, 6-10, tweens, and 13 year olds.

If YouTube is blocked, you can view the video here.

After completing the assembly, we had 10 dealers volunteer to go to the hospital and deliver the boxes to the children and parents. And yes – We had enough to deliver to the 242 children currently at the hospital.

I personally want to thank all of the dealers who participated. Knowing that we helped put a smile on the faces of the children and parents at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital truly warmed my heart. To see the great work our dealers did that day, take a few minutes to watch the video above.

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