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Will DIY, MIY impact you?

July 29, 2015Amy Canfield

What's the future normal for home security? According to an article from Business Insider, it's DIY and MIY, all from Silicon Valley giants Google and Apple along with telecom big names. What do you think? I speak to resi dealers five days a week. They tell me that DIY is often a selling point for them and that it works very well for some of their customers—especially in helping homeowners understand their systems better—but that MIY, on the other hand, is not beneficial. What happens...

Apple HomeKit, Citi, dropcam, Google Nest, home security, Residential Security, Security Systems News


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Lowe's Iris thriving two years after launch

August 6, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

MOOREVILLE, N.C.—In the two years since Lowe's launched Iris, the new do-it-yourself home automation/home security product is doing so well it's offered in Lowe's stores nationwide and the company is trialing a professional installation option for customers who need extra help.The home improvement retailer, based here, also recently announced the launch of some new Iris home automation products, including a smart garage door controller, an electronic pet door, a window blinds controller and...

Apple, dropcam, Google, Iris, Kevin Meagher, Lowe’s, Magic, smart home


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Another tech giant making a $200m move into the connected home?

July 22, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

I've written recently about Google's $3.2 billion buy of smart thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest Labs, and then Nest's $555 million plan to buy Dropcam, which makes video cameras that stream video to a user's computer or cellphone. Also, Apple in June introduced HomeKit, its new home automation/home security framework. Now, Samsung also may be making a home automation push with a $200 million buy of startup SmartThings, according to news reports. The potential deal was first reported in TechCrunch. Forbes...

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Google's Nest buying Dropcam

June 23, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

PALO ALTO, Calif.—First, Google got into home automation early this year with the $3.2 billion buy of smart thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest Labs. Now, Nest has announced it plans to buy Dropcam, which makes video cameras that stream video to a user's computer or cellphone. The $555 million buy gives Google an entrée into home security.The deal should expand the companies' share of the smart home market, an investor and market analyst tell Security Systems News.However, how much Nest's...

dropcam, Google, Imperial Capital, Jeff Kessler, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Navin Rajendra, nest labs, nest protect, TechNavio, Trae Vassallo


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Google's Dropcam security push and Apple's smart home “big play”—should security companies be worried?

May 28, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

Recent news reports say that Google may buy startup Dropcam, which makes video cameras that stream video to a user's computer or cellphone, as a way to get into home security. And The Financial Times has reported that Apple is soon expected to make a “big play” into the smart home, launching a new software platform that will allow users to control security systems and home features such as lights directly from their iPhones. Should security companies be worried? Not really, according...

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Google's Nest, Time Warner, Dropcam executives at ESX

May 14, 2014Martha Entwistle

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Executives from a Google subsidiary, a cable company and a Silicon Valley startup will share their perspectives on the changing competitive landscape in the security industry and opportunities for security professionals at ESX in June.Moderated by ESX chairman and former security company owner George De Marco, the discussion will take place at the ESX Rise & Shine Breakfast on June 26. Panelists include Adam Mayer, vice president of IntelligentHome for Time Warner; Gene LaNois,...

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Dropcam: Pro model can be integrated-home hub

October 11, 2013SSN Staff

SAN FRANCISCO—With Bluetooth low energy, the latest offering from Dropcam, called Dropcam Pro, can be made the hub of a connected home, the company announced Oct. 10. It can be set up from an iOS device. The newly released model features high quality video, a wider view and pinch-to-zoom features, according to the news release. Pro also has better audio than earlier versions and it supports dual-band Wi-Fi. The camera recognizes motion patterns and activities, as well, the release said. “At...

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