Alula Wins SIA New Product Showcase Award for BAT-Connect Communicator at ISC West

First communicator to provide triple-path connectivity, 5G ready technology and first to enable legacy security panels to utilize a modern touchpad for on-site control

ST. PAUL, MN – APRIL 16, 2019 – Alula, the leader in smart security and automation systems for professional installers and the award-winning inventors of the Connect+ Platform, was awarded a New Product Showcase Award in the Residential and Monitoring Solutions category for their BAT-Connect Communicator at ISC West, the largest converged security event in the U.S.

Alula’s BAT-Connect Communicator, launched at ISC West, was commended by the judges for being the first interactive communicator to provide three paths of communication outside the home / business; the first communicator to enable legacy security panels to utilize a modern 7” touchpad for onsite control and status; and the first to leverage CAT-M1 cellular technology, the IoT band for 4G and 5G networks

Beyond solving the looming industry challenge of the CDMA network sunset, the BAT-Connect allows customers to instantly modernize their legacy security systems. The device incorporates video and home automation functionality as well as the ability to add a modern touchpad to replace aging LED keypads.

Powered by the encrypted, lightning-fast Alula network, system control is delivered instantly to the smart devices that customers already use and love. Upgrading aging security systems will enable dealers to increase recurring monthly revenue and retain more accounts. Because BAT-Connect provides both IP and the new CAT-M1 cellular technology as primary communication paths it doesn’t have the same vulnerability to sunsets as cell-only communicators.

“We’re honored to be recognized at this show for our BAT-Connect Communicator, a product that will allow our partners to solve a looming problem by instantly modernizing legacy systems and provide the functionalities the consumer demands,” said Brian McLaughlin, CEO, Alula.

Armed with the BAT-Connect, security dealers can streamline their takeover business, cut install time and simplify operations. The easy-to-install communicator is broadly compatible with common panels, giving security dealers a game changer upgrade for 15 million security systems online today.

About Alula

Alula is the only vertically integrated security and home automation platform purpose-built for today’s independent security and installation professionals. From sensors to hub to network, Alula offers a complete, end-to-end solution and one accountable partner. Today, thousands of partners across North America have nearly 300,000 active locations secured and connected with Alula. Designed for professionals, the Alula platform provides a complete security, automation and video solution for renters, homeowners and commercial installations. Alula is a business-driven platform designed to reduce truck rolls, increase RMR, simplify inventory and put  today’s professional providers in control of their business, their customers and their revenue. The Alula platform is available nationwide through distributors that cater to the alarm and integrator industry. For more information about the BAT-Connect Communicator, visit  For more information about Alula, visit

Media contact: Laura Cruz, TenorPR for Alula, (917) 406-7517;