Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) and Integration via Ethernet Simplify Installation for Home and Business Automation Systems
DENVER – CEDIA Expo 2014 - Napco Gemini™ Security System kiosk in the Control4 Booth #430 - Napco Security Technologies, Inc., a well-known security system manufacturer, and Control4 Corporation, a leader in residential automation systems, are pleased to announce that Napco Security System software has recently been Control4-certified. The new integration with the Control4® platform enables Control4 Dealers to quickly and easily integrate security within their projects and offer state of the art protection of homes and businesses.
The Napco Gemini Security Series is also the first security panel line to integrate with Control4's Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP). With SDDP, the Control4 system can automatically find and add SDDP-enabled devices to the platform, dramatically reducing complexity and the installation time for Control4 dealers. Napco's Gemini™ Security System Alarm Panel is "automation-ready" and can be integrated to Control4 via Ethernet.
Napco's new system software allows Control4-supported devices to be managed based on activities detected by any NAPCO Gemini Security System Alarm Panel (GEM-P816 to GEM-X255) including 8 to 255 zone models, and supporting classic and contemporary Stay/Away Keypad functions. Control4 users can monitor, manage and control alarm panel activities such as arming while home or away with Contol4's 4Sight service providing Anywhere Access to its end users; disarming a burglar alarm or a fire alarm; or creating other alerts such as a specific zone opening and/or closing and execute actions such as lighting scenes.
"We are excited about the release of the NAPCO security panel driver. This release demonstrates our growing partnerships in building the connected home ecosystem with industry leading manufactures," says Paul Williams, VP of Security Communications Products / Support Services. "This release also highlights our partner program and the ability for manufacturers to utilize our SDKs to create drivers that allow their products and solutions to be integrated in to the Control4 solution."
Jorge Hevia, SVP Sales Marketing for Napco said, "We're pleased to integrate Napco's security technology with the Control4 platform and enhance the consumer's smart connected home experience while expanding our availability within the custom integration market."
Napco Gemini Security System integration will be demonstrated at CEDIA Expo in the Control4 Booth #430 in Denver, CO, from September 11 to 13, 2014.
Napco Gemini Security Systems are sold thru independent professional security distributor wholesalers, and available to Control4 Dealers. For more information, contact Napco www.napcosecurity.com, 1-800-645-9445 or Control4 www.control4.com.
About NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc.
NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSSC) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of technologically advanced electronic security equipment including intrusion and fire alarm systems, access control and door locking systems. The Company consists of NAPCO plus three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Alarm Lock, Continental Instruments, and Marks USA. The products are installed by security professionals worldwide in commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and government applications. NAPCO products have earned a reputation for technical excellence, reliability and innovation, poising the Company for growth in the rapidly expanding electronic security market, a multi-billion dollar market.
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, temperature, security, communications and similar functionalities into a unified home automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its customers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. More than 75% of Control4's consumers have integrated two or more functionalities with Control4's solution, which is available through more than 3,000 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 80 countries. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.
NAPCO Security Technologies, Inc.
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