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Robot Security Guard Drowns in Office Water Fountain

The Knightscope security robot has issued a statement after falling into a water fountain at an office and retail complex in Washington D.C. July 18, 2017  Steve Karantzoulidis  Jump to Comments Photo Credit: Greg Pinelo‏ WASHINGTON, D.C. — A  K5 security robot … Continue reading

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7 Benefits of Having an Integrated Security System

From boosting productivity, to conflict resolution, integrating a security system can benefit businesses in many way By Ahmad Hamidi · June 5, 2017 An integrated security system takes multi-layered security systems and integrates them into one solution. Each day business owners and executives … Continue reading

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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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