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Articles and Resources

Discover ADI's latest articles, guides and tools tailored to installers and dealers on industry topics


Top 4 Things to Look for in a Home Security System

Safety is a top priority when it comes to your customer's residence. Learn the top four factors to look for in a home security system.

What is the Internet of Things?

Learn about what the Internet of Things (IoT) is, how it works, and what types of IoT products you can offer your customers to help grow your business.

Uses for Surveillance Systems

Surveillance systems are mostly used for preventing crime, but they can also be used for monitoring visitor traffic, employee training and more.

How to Use Customer Service as a Growth Strategy

Learn how you can use positive customer interactions to gain new customers or upsell new products or services.

Multi-Room Audio Systems

Customers are increasingly interested in having multi-room audio in their homes. Read about what multi-room audio is and how these systems work.

Tips for Upselling and Cross-selling

Read our tips on how to upsell to your customers effectively so you can meet their needs and provide added value while also increasing your business revenue.

Comparing Smart Home Protocols

Everything you need to know about different standards of home automation protocols to give your customers a secure, safe and connected smart home.

What to Look for in a Video Doorbell

Learn about the must-have features of video doorbells in order to choose one for your customers.

Power Supplies for Video Surveillance Cameras

Give your customers peace of mind by installing the right power supply for your next security camera system setup.

The Great Outdoors

Planning to work on outdoor installation projects? Learn more about products and solutions for outdoor spaces in residential and commercial facilities.

Outdoor Speakers Features and Overview

Learn about the different types of all-weather speakers and what to consider when installing them in backyards and outdoor spaces.

Monitors: Different Types and Where to Use Each

There are many monitors to choose from, but selecting the right shape, size and price point will help you create the perfect workstation for your customers.

A Guide to Using Power over Ethernet

Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows a single cable to deliver both electrical power and network communications. Learn about the benefits and uses of this evolving technology.

Six Key Analytics for Video Surveillance

Thanks to AI and machine learning, video surveillance analytics have improved dramatically in recent years. Learn about six of the top key analytics available today.

Touchless Access Control

Minimize touchpoints with a wide array of products that offer a contactless experience, from biometric readers to request-to-exit detectors.

Home Theater Solutions

Check out solutions to help your customers select and set up the best video and audio products for movie night, a family gathering or even a virtual event.

Six Ways to Save Customers Money

Temperatures during the summer can cause energy bills to skyrocket for many homes. Learn how you can help your customers conserve energy and save money with these six tips.

Energy-Efficient Features in Smart Thermostats

Learn how a smart thermostat can help make a significant difference in boosting energy efficiency in a user's home. Plus we offer tips on how to sell them.

Seven Things to Consider When Choosing Door Contacts

Door contacts are one of the most important components of an alarm system. We offer some practical tips to help decide on the best sensor for the job.

Three Types of UPS Backup Systems

Learn about the types of UPS systems designed to protect electronics, computer equipment and critical data and how to choose the right one for your project.

Choosing Low-Voltage Cable: Ratings and Substitutions

Learn about cable fire-resistance ratings and whether you can substitute one cable for another to prepare for low-voltage installs.

Are you ready for the 3G sunset?

If you have customers with intrusion alarm systems and life safety systems that still use 3G technology, it's time to start thinking about transitioning.

Guide to Creating Whole-Home Wi-Fi Solutions

Do traditional routers or mesh kits create the best whole-home Wi-Fi? Here are the pros and cons of both for residential network installations.

Four Ways to Increase Your Recurring Revenue

More and more installers and dealers are turning to RMR, or recurring monthly revenue, and we have some tips to improve your success with this business model.

Product Guide: Smart Home

Design the ultimate connected home with ADI as your trusted advisor. See how you can add the latest smart home technologies to your installs.

Biometric and Thermal Devices Compared

What’s the difference between biometric and thermal technologies? Read our guide to these two physical security devices and how they’re used.

Residential Ideas for the Holidays

Explore how smart home, AV and networking devices products can help your customers prepare for the holidays with our residential ideas.

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