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Lindo upgraded Dual Camera Video Doorbell now available

December 28, 2022SSN Staff

DOVER, Del. – Smart home security brand Lindo announced that its Kickstarter-backed Dual Camera Video Doorbell was successful and is now available for purchase on Amazon. Featuring two cameras facing the doorway and downward to remove blind spots, the Dual Camera Video Doorbell reached its funding goal in September and managed its scheduled delivery to backers who provided good feedback for the product. As a result, Lindo has upgraded its camera with the following...

Amazon, cameras, detection, false alarm, home security, Kickstarter, Lindo, smart home, video doorbell


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Axis Communications opens another experience center in Vancouver

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Axis Communications opens another experience center in Vancouver

November 30, 2022SSN Staff

CHELMSFORD, MA – Axis Communications recently celebrated the opening of the next in a series of Axis Experience Centers (AEC) and its third AEC opened in 2022 in Vancouver, BC on Nov. 16. Axis noted that the city was a natural choice in the support of its vision for strategic growth and innovation. Vancouver is the home to over two million residents, which include a number of customers across key industries like transportation, retail, technology, and critical infrastructure...

Accenture, Amazon, Axis Communications, Axis Experience Centers (AEC), Axis Object Analytics (AOA), JP Morgan, Keith D’Sa, License Plate Verifier, People Counting, Perimeter Defender


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Monitoring Matters

Batteries Not Included

September 21, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

When you clicked on this blog today you probably thought I was going to talk about data breaches or cyberattacks, but the joke's on you. That’s right, I refuse to beat that dead horse another week, the cyber-meltdown is taking time off. I’m talking about robots. Well artificial intelligence, drones, and robots to be precise! The next big thing in the security industry, allegedly. It’s hard not to see it everywhere with A.I. and machine learning algorithms built into data...

A.I., ADT, Amazon, Drones, Jobs Sector, Robots


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Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee Alliance partner

December 19, 2019SSN Staff

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. Zigbee Alliance board member companies are also onboard to join the working group and contribute to the project.Called the Connected Home over IP project, the project's goal is to simplify development for manufacturers and...

Amazon, Amazon Alexa, Apple, Google, smart home, smart home technology, smart homes, Zigbee


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Eight steps forward and one sideways for the security industry

December 9, 2019Brian Seemann

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. And, the rise of IoT gadgets is further redefining the industry. However, if the last several decades serve as a guide, change and upheaval are the norm for security professionals. New technologies shift solutions and business models, and give both installing dealers and consumers new opportunities and experiences.Nest, Ring and...

alarm.com, Alula, Amazon, Brian Seemann, Google Nest, Interlogix, IoT, Nest, smart home, technology sunset


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On The Editor's Desk

Is in-home delivery driving security spending?

August 23, 2019Paul Ragusa

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. Nothing sucks more than having video footage — from a video doorbell or camera — of someone grabbing your goods off your stoop and having no power to do anything about it. It is this convergence of technology and convenience that is driving interest in, and spending on, security. In fact, nearly half of consumers...

Amazon, Package Delivery, Parks Associates


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Why's everyone "trippin'" about IoT devices?

June 19, 2019Ginger Hill

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, Google Home is only 3.79 inches in diameter, 5.62 inches in height and only 1.05 lbs. while on the other side of the ring, fighting for market share is the Amazon...

Alexa, Amazon, Amazon Echo, Barclays, encryption, Google Home, Internet of things, IoT, Zscaler


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The eavesdropping Alexa - is it really that much of a shock?

May 15, 2019Ginger Hill

For the past few weeks, I have been rather intrigued with IoT devices, smart homes, and security and safety of people in this context. (After all, aren't our homes supposed to be our safe haven — our place of escape from the crazy, hurried world we live in?) After perusing the internet regarding this topic, I thought I had read about almost everything imaginable, but I was thrown a curve ball by a man, Geoffrey A. Fowler, technology columnist, The Washington Post, who literally made a song...

Alexa, Amazon, Amazon Alexa, Data privacy, IoT, smart home, smart homes, The Washington Post, voice data, voice data privacy


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Residential

Amazon to acquire home mesh WiFi provider eero

February 20, 2019SSN Staff

SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO—Amazon and eero announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire eero.“We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and how quickly they invented a WiFi-solution that makes connected devices just work,” Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services, said in the announcement. “We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get even easier, and we're committed to continue innovating on behalf...

Amazon, eero


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ADT and Amazon team up

September 26, 2018SSN Staff

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. Starting later this year, this partnership helps ADT customers enhance their home's security capabilities by detecting specific sounds via the customer's Echo device when they're away from home, ADT said. Once available, ADT professional installation and monitoring solutions will be offered to customers through the Alexa...

ADT, Amazon


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