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Senate passes of Bipartisan DIGIT Act

The SIA-supported bill will facilitate the growth of IoT technologies
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01/14/2020

WASHINGTON.—The U.S. Senate recently passed the Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which calls for the creation of a working group of federal entities and experts from the private and academic sectors tasked with providing recommendations to Congress on how to facilitate the growth of connected IoT technologies.

Home security and entertainment is converging

The forming of an important industry trend not to be missed or overlooked
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10/29/2019

With the ever-increasing access to smart technologies, consumers are expecting more than ever from them. This of course includes home security; homeowners expect an easy-to-use, reliable security system.

State of the access control market, part I

Current physical access control (PAC) trends shaping the security industry
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08/20/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—The concept of access control is simple — to allow or restrict people, animals or things from gaining access to a particular space.

Guiding IoT manufacturers to safer, more secure and private horizons

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Featured in Time magazine’s “Top 10 Public-Service Announcements,” the popular one from the 1960s, 70s and 80s went something like this: “It’s 10pm …

Why’s everyone “trippin’” about IoT devices?

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

According to urbandictionary.com, the somewhat “official” definition of “trippin’” means “when someone is overreacting or getting all ‘bent out of shape’ over something small.” And while most of the more popular IoT devices present themselves as a small physical footprint — for example,

Congress introduces legislation to establish security standards for government devices

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Based on analyst firm Gartner’s research, 20.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be deployed by 2020; that’s more than double the world’s population!

Essence notes trends from 2016, makes predictions for 2017

Dealers will find additional revenue streams by harnessing analytics, company says
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01/24/2017

TEL AVIV, Israel—Smart home device provider Essence made some predictions about 2017’s landscape for the Internet of Things.

Tyco invests in Qolsys

Tyco also names Daryl Fogal CTO, releases 'Tyco On'
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11/24/2014

CORK, Ireland—Tyco International on Nov. 21 announced that it is making a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-based home automation solution provider Qolsys.

SSN News Poll: Readers debate central station of future

Readers say business as usual is not an option. Nontraditional services expected to play larger role
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09/03/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—Though central stations will always hang their hat on the value of their core monitoring service, their transformation into hubs of more than just alarm signals is well underway.

Customer service and the Internet of Things

Readers say diagnostic tools and IT training for technicians is key to customer satisfaction
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06/18/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine—The Internet of Things phenomenon has left few industries untouched, and security is no exception. While the connected home has opened up a virtually limitless frontier for RMR, it has also spawned new demands for training and customer service that companies would do well to consider if they hope to minimize attrition.

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