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How Nest, designed to keep intruders out of people’s homes, effectively allowed hackers to get in

Reed Albergotti, The Washington Post  Published 11:58 am CDT, Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Tara Thomas thought her daughter was just having nightmares. “There’s a monster in my room,” the almost-3-year-old would say, sometimes pointing to the green light on the Nest Cam … Continue reading

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Resolving Smart Home Device Problems: Growing Opportunity for Support Services

There is a growing opportunity open for security integrators to address the support needs of connected consumers and their smart home devices. March 27, 2019  Patrice Samuels  Jump to Comments     As the connected home ecosystem continues to grow and … Continue reading

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Lowe’s to Shut Down Iris Smart Home Platform After Failure to Sell Off the Business

Lowe’s will shut down the Iris smart home platform on March 31, but allow customers to be reimbursed for certain devices. February 05, 2019  Steve Karantzoulidis  Jump to Comments   MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Well, you can’t say they didn’t give it … Continue reading

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“5 minutes of sheer terror”: Hackers infiltrate East Bay family’s Nest surveillance camera, send warning of incoming North Korea missile attack

www.mercurynews.com   ORINDA — Laura Lyons was preparing food in her kitchen Sunday when the lazy afternoon took a turn for the absurd. A loud squawking — similar to the beginning of an emergency broadcast alert — blasted from the … Continue reading

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For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too

theintercept.com The “smart home” of the 21st century isn’t just supposed to be a monument to convenience, we’re told, but also to protection, a Tony Stark-like bubble of vigilant algorithms and internet-connected sensors working ceaselessly to watch over us. But … Continue reading

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Family traumatized after home monitoring system hacked by stranger

fox4kc.com LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — A mother in Long Island says a stranger hacked her family’s Nest camera and tried having a conversation with her five-year-old son, according to WPIX. Nest ads will show you beautiful images of mother nature captured … Continue reading

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Convicted Texas Door Knocker Gets 1-Year Jail Term, Fined $4K

In his Alarm Exchange newsletter, Ken Kirschenbaum examines the case of an alarm salesman who lost an appeal to overturn his conviction for shady sales practices. July 24, 2018  SSI Staff  Jump to Comments An alarm company salesman in Texas lost … Continue reading

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Security Alarm Systems in Clearwater, Fla., Must Now Be Registered With Police

Amendments to the city’s security alarm system ordinance reflect the adoption of a new digital accounting system, along with modification to a fee payment schedule. March 19, 2018  SSI Staff  Jump to Comments The Clearwater Police Department hired a web developer … Continue reading

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Trump Authorizes PASS Act, Exempts Security Systems From DoE Energy Restrictions

President Trump signed the Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act that exempts security systems from having to abide by DoE’s no-load energy restrictions. November 15, 2017  Jason Knott  Jump to Comments President Donald Trump (pictured signing previous legislation) has signed into … Continue reading

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Hacked! Why Home Security Camera Installs Should Be Left to Pros

When selling video surveillance systems to would-be DIYs, remind customers about all the cybersecurity hacks out there, especially through IP cameras. November 16, 2017  Julie Jacobson  Jump to Comments Remote networking, monitoring and management tools like SnapAV’s Luma + OvrC can … Continue reading

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