INTERACTIVE alarm systems featuring Z-Wave automation and video alarm verification have made significant impacts in the North American market over the last decade, however, they have been slow to catch on in the Australian Market. 

That’s about to change, argues CSD’s MD, Mark Cunnington – local installers and integrators are finally starting to make the switch. 

“It’s not so much a situation where customers are screaming for home automation, rather they are now being presented with 2 options, a traditional alarm system or an interactive system for a small price premium – and they are choosing the interactive system with push notifications and video verification to their smart mobile device,” Cunnington said.
 
“And the interesting thing about a product like our SkyGuard is that it is compatible with many of the major alarm systems in Australia (Paradox Reliance/NX, DSC, Honeywell),” he said. “Integrators can go back to their current base of installed systems and offer them a range of upgrades – push notifications with system status, video verification, video doorbell, Z-Wave automation, etc.” 

CSD has a complete range of interactive systems including, Paradox’s soon to be released Insite video verification solution, Inner Range Multipath products with push notification and the SkyGuard video and automation solution.
 
Inner Range’s SkyGuard provides 3G monitoring, on camera and cloud video storage, z-wave automation, self-monitoring and optional back to base monitoring already compatible with over 70 Multipath central stations nationally. 

According to Cunnington, CSD is presenting the SkyGuard range of products at the upcoming SecTech National Roadshow being held in May and currently has a promotion featuring a Skyguard gateway module and a camera – installers can click through on CSD’s ad in this week’s EDM to see more details.♦