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Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee Alliance partner

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12/19/2019

SEATTLE and CUPERTINO, MOUNTAIN VIEW and DAVIS, Calif.—Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee Alliance announced a new working group that plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products.

Eight steps forward and one sideways for the security industry

How new technologies drive business model innovation
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12/09/2019

The security business is in the midst of upheaval, with tech giants like Google and Amazon offering consumers the tools to set up and operate their own secure smart homes.

Is in-home delivery driving security spending?

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Anyone who has fallen victim to the dreaded “porch pirates” can understand why the current smart home trend of in-home delivery of packages continues to catch on.

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,

Amazon to acquire home mesh WiFi provider eero

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02/20/2019

SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO—Amazon and eero announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire eero.

ADT and Amazon team up

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced a new strategic initiative with Amazon where it will support integration of Amazon’s new Alexa Guard feature with the ADT Pulse security system.

Amazon shakes up home security business

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Amazon announced last week that it is jumping into the home security business—with both feet I might add—with the unveiling of five security packages for both homeowners and renters.

Amazon deal has familiar Ring to it

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

SEATTLE—Amazon has agreed to buy video doorbell maker Ring, the companies announced on Tuesday, a move that makes sense for both Amazon and Ring on many levels. The deal, which Reuters was reporting at more than $1 billion, is Amazon’s second acquisition in the security space in just the last few months, as the company purchased security camera provider Blink for $90 million in December.

Yale provides a smart lock solution for Amazon Key

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11/01/2017

BERLIN, Conn.—Yale Locks & Hardware recently teamed up with Amazon on a new service exclusively for Prime members called Amazon Key, which enables in-home delivery and secure home access for guests and service appointments.

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