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3 in 4 Broadband Households to Acquire a Security or Privacy Service in Next 12 Months

A new report by Parks Associates shows that 62% of these U.S. consumers would opt to pay an additional fee for these services. August 13, 2019  SSI Staff  Jump to Comments According to Parks Associates, with increased device ownership consumers show … Continue reading

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SimpliSafe DIY Security System Can Be Bypassed With $2 Emitter

The $2 wireless emitter fools the SimpliSafe security system by mimicking the frequency of its door and window contact sensors. August 08, 2019  Steve Karantzoulidis   DIY home security systems continue to soar in popularity. However, they also continue to show why … Continue reading

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Alerts from Amazon Ring are often false alarms

www.cnet.com Residents with Ring doorbells have been frequently pinging police with footage that doesn’t contain any crimes. Chris Monroe/CNETIn May, police in Hammond, Indiana, got a suspicious-person alert from a concerned resident. She could see a man, she told officers, … Continue reading

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Vivint’s Solicitation Permit Revoked in N.C. Town After Breaking Door-Knocking Rules

Huntersville, N.C. police say residents complained about Vivint door-knockers “being pushy, argumentative, sometimes cursing and coming late at night.” June 18, 2019  SSI Staff  Jump to Comments   HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Door knockers present a bit of a quandary for the security … Continue reading

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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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