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Safe Zone completes $1 million financing round, debuts at CES 2019

January 24, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

MELBOURNE, Fla.—Upon completion of a $1 million round of funding from Seedfunders of Tampa, Florida, Safe Zone Gunfire Detector (GFD) debuted at CES 2019. It was met with positive responses from attendees as Mike Anderson, founder, president & CEO of Safe Zone said in a release, “CES attendees clearly understood that our solution is the active shooter security breakthrough a very troubled world needs.”Safe Zone also recently added new members to the team: Mike Lally, CEO; Irv Cohen,...

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Parks Associates addresses key trends at Summit

January 16, 2019SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—Leading smart home and consumer IoT industry executives came together here for Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS Summit on Jan. 8, the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The summit featured multiple sessions addressing key trends, challenges and opportunities within residential security and the smart home.“It is an exciting time for the industry,” Elizabeth Parks, president, Parks Associates, said in the press release. “There are major advances in technology...

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Monitoring wins security product of the year at CES

January 15, 2019SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va. and LAS VEGAS— won Security Product of the Year for its new Smart Signal feature at the Consumer Technology Association's Mark of Excellence awards presented at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) last week. Smart Signal enables subscribers to signal their monitoring station directly from their mobile app, enabling faster emergency response and reducing false alarms.The CTA award recognizes the best product designed to secure or enhance the security of..., Anne Ferguson, CES

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SSN News Poll: Security is increasingly interested in CES

February 21, 2018Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Several companies in the security industry used CES 2018 as a platform to launch new products and offerings, including ADT,, Vivint and Medical Guardian to name a few. Security Systems News asked its readers if they attended the show and what they thought about it.“The lines between physical security and IT/technology are blurring and the end user of today is more and more tech savvy and tech hungry. A show that offers to float high-tech security offerings on...

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Research shows continued growth in smart home market

January 20, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

DALLAS—Approximately 26 percent of U.S. broadband households today now own a smart home device, up from 19 percent at the end of 2015, according to new Parks Associates' research that was announced at its CONNECTIONS Summit at CES in January.“That is a pretty significant increase, and that is notable because if you look at the lifestyle adoption, it is moving from early adopters to early majority so that transition is interesting,” Tom Kerber, Parks' director of IoT strategy, told...

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CES and the smart home

February 26, 2015Guest Blogger

Described as "the global stage for innovation," the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) draws more than 170,000 attendees and offers a unique opportunity to see big trends across consumer technology.This year did not disappoint: CES featured new technology in everything fromself-driving carstowearable techto8K televisions with stunning picture clarity. A dedicated Smart Home Pavilion featured more companies and more products than ever before, and attracted massive media coverage and consumer interest.There..., CES, guest commentary, Jay Kenny, smart home

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ADT: Consumer Electronics Show 'very important'

January 21, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

LAS VEGAS—The annual Consumer Electronics Show didn't used to loom so large on ADT's radar. But 2014 marks the second year in a row the security giant has had a booth at CES and the company now views it as an event not to be missed, according to Tony Wells, ADT SVP and chief marketing officer.“It has become a very important show for us,” Wells told Security Systems News.He said the 2014 International CES, held here Jan. 7 through Jan. 10, was an opportunity for ADT to not only make...

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Monitoring Matters puts its own spin on PERS

January 8, 2014Leif Kothe's new Wellness solution, unveiled recently at CES, may perform some of the same functions as a traditional PERS unit, but the solution has the unmistakable stamp of an offering. The solution combines mobile notifications and sensors with the company's home automation platform, a medley of functionalities that make it a unique contribution to the independent living product realm, which is fast becoming a widespread RMR-generating fixture in the industry. That's not to say Wellness..., Alison Slavin, CES, home automation, PERS, physical security

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ADT at CES 2014: New partnerships expand security beyond the home

January 8, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

ADT announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week that it is partnering with Ford Motor Company in 2014 to enable drivers to do such things as open garage doors or control their thermostats from a car. The company also is partnering with Internet security provider McAfee this year to offer customers a plan that not only protects their homes but their digital devices and data. Additionally, ADT is partnering with health solutions provider Ideal Life to support its ADT Health platform...

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Vivint's home automation move timely

February 3, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

SCOTTDALE, Ariz.—Vivint's recent announcement that it is moving into the home automation market coincided with a new ABI Research report that says there's a big opportunity now for home automation to go mainstream. “The service provider model is really what is going to be necessary to have home automation become a mainstream market phenomenon,” ABI practice director Sam Lucero told Security Systems News. APX Alarm, a Utah-based summer-model giant, announced on Feb. 1 a rebrand to...

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