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Alarm.com to Develop Drone Applications for Smart Home and Business Security

At CES 2017, Alarm.com announced plans to develop autonomous, video-enabled drone applications to extend the capabilities of smart home and business security systems. Alarm.com’s multi-sensor awareness and property intelligence, together with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight drone platform, will deploy drones … Continue reading

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SimpliSafe DIY Security System Investigation Yields Disturbing Results

DIY home security systems provider SimpliSafe has quickly amassed a large customer base. However, an independent forensic analysis shoots holes in the company’s model, claims and technology. SimpliSafe — a DIY wireless alarm system that is shipped directly to consumers … Continue reading

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AlarmForce Admits to Wrongfully Charging Monitoring Fees After Subscription Cancellations

AlarmForce said its policy review resulted from due diligence undertaken during a potential sale process. By Rodney Bosch · August 24, 2016 TORONTO — Following a review of its residential subscription cancellation practice,AlarmForce Industries (TSX: AF) announced it wrongfully continued charging monitoring fees in some … Continue reading

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Smart Electrical Socket Could Be Exploited to Hack Email

A vulnerability in a popular brand of smart electrical sockets has been found that could allow hackers to spread malicious software to connected devices. Researchers have discovered that attackers could take advantage of a feature that allows the undisclosed smart … Continue reading

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DIY Systems Provider Goes Too Far in Ad Attacking Electronic Security Industry

Boston-based SimpliSafe attacked the home security industry, painting alarm companies as enemies looking to take advantage of customers. SimpliSafe is a hybrid residential and small business security systems provider that sells DIY kits. By Scott Goldfine · August 4, 2016   I’m mad … Continue reading

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Smart Home Market to Exceed $60B by 2021, Forecast Suggests

North America dominated the market in 2015. More awareness of energy savings as a result of smart home technology is one of the factors for the anticipated growth. By SSI Staff · June 29, 2016 The global smart home market is expected to surpass $60 … Continue reading

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NEW PRODUCT!

ALWAYS BE HOME WITH THE NEW INTERACTIVE DOORBELL. The My-Alarm.com Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera is a doorbell with an integrated camera, PIR motion sensor, digital microphone and speaker, enabling homeowners to answer the door, speak to visitors via two-way audio, record … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. Offering Rebates Up to $750 for Installing, Registering Surveillance Cameras

Businesses and residents can register their security cameras through paperwork and receive a rebate check in the mail weeks later. One D.C. resident called the rebate program “a great idea.   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Residents and business owners here have … Continue reading

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ESA, MSCA Respond to Massachusetts Attorney General’s Ruling on Comcast Security Installations

By SSI Staff · December 11, 2015 The Electronic Security Association (ESA) and Massachusetts Systems Contractors Association (MSCA) issued responses to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s ruling on Wednesday ruling that states Comcast does not need a license or permit for … Continue reading

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Door-to-Door Alarm Salesman Arrested for Intruding Into La. Home

  A Fluent Home salesperson allegedly forced his way into a Louisiana home in an effort to sell a burglar a By SSI Staff · May 20, 2015 Fluent Home sales representative Jens Peterson was arrested for unauthorized entry of … Continue reading

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