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New Report Calls for Massive Alarm Panel Recall

Recall DOES NOT affect any My-Alarm equipment or customers! For the past 20 years most hardwired alarm panels have been manufactured in deviation to UL 1023, UL 985 and NFPA 72 standards, Jeffrey Zwirn contends. Zwirn’s findings are supported by … Continue reading

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Report: Ring Wanted 911 Calls to Activate Its Video Doorbells

Emails shows Ring and law enforcement were in the early stages of creating functionality that would turn on video doorbells in the vicinity of a 911 call. October 03, 2019  Steve Karantzoulidis  Jump to Comments   Ring has been on the hot … Continue reading

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‘Amazon Choice’ Cameras Found to Have Huge Security Flaws

Cybersecurity Tests conducted by a consumer watchdog group revealed certain cheap IP cameras found on Amazon can easily let hackers into user’s homes. October 01, 2019  Steve Karantzoulidis  Jump to Comments   If you are a frequent shopper on Amazon, you are … Continue reading

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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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