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Monitoring

RoomMe introduces event-driven, on-demand occupancy reporting

June 9, 2020SSN Staff

TEL AVIV, Israel—Intellithings, creator of RoomMe, a patented intelligent room presence monitoring system highlighted on page 20 of Security Systems News’ May 2020 Product Spotlight section, recently announced support for IFTTT, including an action that provides users with trigger-driven occupancy reports. This update is available on the RoomMe app and is compatible with IFTTT-connected alarm and security systems. Leveraging patented Presence Sensing Technology (PST), RoomMe leverages...

Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, DIY security systems, DIY systems, Google Assistant, IFTTT, Intellithings, RoomMe, Z-Wave, Zigbee


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General News

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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Monitoring Matters

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

May 15, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

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 out of...

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


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On The Editor's Desk

Alexa for Business?

December 13, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

No one can refute the impact that Amazon's Echo device has had in the home—if I had a nickel for every time someone yelled out the name Alexa in the home, I would be on a warm beach somewhere instead of trying to keep the cold drafts at bay in my office here is chilly Maine. But I digress. With the success that Amazon has had with Alexa in the home, it is not surprising to see the company try to move into the office with the introduction of Alexa for Business, which was announced earlier this...

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