RISCO’s new integrated security alarm and smart automation solution is offering professional and accredited commercial and residential installers the opportunity to cost-effectively access the expanding smart automation market.
The sector is estimated to increase by around 20% between 2021 and 2028, with an increasing number of end users seeking integrated solutions that combine convenience and energy-efficiency with an enhanced level of security.
The RisControl Controller for Alarm and Smart Automation enables installers to access this growing market, providing their customers with a professional, easy-to-use, integrated product that involves only a relatively small additional investment to that incurred by a standalone alarm system.
In addition to enabling end users to improve their quality of life while reducing energy consumption – as facilities such as lighting and temperature are deployed precisely in response to need – the new product integrates RISCO’s flagship LightSYS+ scalable hybrid intruder alarm system and gives a higher level of proactive protection than autonomous security solutions.
It also enables smart automation with professional security as the bedrock of its functionality, allowing installers to offer customers a professional solution fully differentiated from that available in the DIY market.
The user can create event rules, for example where outdoor lights are switched on when an intruder is detected, deterring the trespasser from attempting to access the building. They may also preconfigure triggered integrated scenes; when occupiers vacate the building, the security system will automatically set, shutters close, doors lock and lights switch off. Scenes can be created manually too.
The RisControl Controller for Alarm and Smart Automation is designed so installers can easily integrate it with their customers’ existing Z-Wave automation devices, irrespective of brand. The solution can be configured with up to 200 Z-Wave devices on projects covering up to 32 rooms, ranging from lights, plugs and switches to door locks and garage doors. RISCO stocks an expanding range of compatible devices that will ultimately include own-brand products.
The RisControl combined controller and user keypad is connected to LightSYS+ via RISCO Bus, the most flexible wiring topology on the market enabling installers to make time and material savings of up to 75% on projects.
Once installed, the solution enables residential and commercial end users to easily manage security, video and smart automation remotely from the single RisControl interface and iRISCO app. The intuitive rules engine allows them to customise up to 128 scenes without the need for a PC. RISCO solutions now benefit from Alexa integration, so users can easily control them using voice commands.
In addition, RisControl will also be supplied as a standalone smart automation controller independent of the security system and can connect to RISCO Cloud in situations where wireless systems are installed.
Webinars on 13th and 20th June will enable installers to learn more about the new solution and the ways in which it can enable them to efficiently and cost-effectively access the smart automation business.
Said RISCO’s UK and Ireland managing director, Mark Taylor: “RISCO is committed to catering for the evolving requirements of professional and accredited installers and the new solution has been developed in response to direct communication with our customers.
“It will enable them to revolutionise their businesses. The solution will grant them access to the lucrative smart automation market via the cost-effective installation of integrated solutions that enable them to make their customers’ lives safer, simpler and more energy-efficient – whilst maintaining the most stringent levels of security available.”
Established in 1978, RISCO was the first company to introduce cloud-based security systems to the UK. The manufacturer provides installers with a strong range of support services including UK-based technical assistance, a comprehensive programme of training events, webinars and videos, and a RISCO Stars incentives scheme. A concise product portfolio facilitates security of supply and next-day delivery of orders placed online or by phone.
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