Smart home automation and control leader, URC, and Lutron, smart lighting and shading control solutions giant, have expanded integration capabilities with Total Control®, the residential and commercial automation platform from URC. With Total Control, integrators can use a new, single, unified driver from URC to control Lutron’s residential solutions, including Caséta, RA2 Select, RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QSX.
Nortek Control has launched the 2GIG® EDGE™ Security and Automation Panel, with, reportedly, the industry’s first secure face recognition touchless disarm. The 2GIG EDGE Security and Automation Panel, which was named CTA 2021 Security and Surveillance Product of the Year Mark of Excellence Award, was developed to be the “center of today’s smart home, making it compatible with a broad array of home technologies and products,” Nortek explained. The company reports that it has made the panel “seamless” to connect to other cameras in and around the home while also providing the ability to view video “in real time from up to eight different camera feeds.”
Hunter Douglas is bringing automated shades even closer to the window, which reduces light leakage, increases privacy, and supports energy efficiency.