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On The Editor's Desk

ADT + Google + Alarm.com?

November 11, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

Recent Q3 earnings announcements from smart home security giants ADT and Alarm.com helped to clear up the smart home picture a bit, as both companies addressed the current and future state of their partnership in light of ADT’s recent megadeal with Google earlier this year. Both company CEOs talked at length about their future plans as it relates to all parties involved, creating an interesting landscape as the race to control the smart home tightens while getting a little less murky at...

ADT, alarm.com, Google


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Residential

ADT and Google partner with plans to dominate smart home

August 4, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT and Google announced a long-term partnership with the goal of creating an end-to-end smart home solution that combines Google’s technology platform with ADT’s installation, service and professional monitoring network.Google will make a $450 million investment in ADT, which equates to 6.6 percent of ADT’s outstanding aggregate common equity, in exchange for shares of a newly created Class B common stock having all of the rights and preferences of ADT's common stock...

ADT, Google, Jim Boyce, Rishi Chandra, Security, smart home


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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

What images and color(s) represent the word 'cybersecurity'?

November 19, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Some studies have found that the human brain actually processes words by recognizing each word heard through the ears and seen with the eyes as an individual picture. I know when I'm listening to a podcast or lecture, the radio, reading something, etc. and I hear or see a word that is delightful to me, my mind engages, blooming a series of images that represent that word. In other words, I see pictures in my mind related to what I heard or saw. Let's say, for example, you just heard the word 'cybersecurity.”...

cyber security, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Daylight Security Research Group, Google, U.C. Berkeley


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On The Editor's Desk

TMA, ESA dispute Google's claim

March 6, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

The Monitoring Association (TMA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) are calling out Google on its recent statement — “security systems often use microphones” — noting that such statements “misrepresent the vast majority of today's residential security systems installed throughout the country.” The dispute follows recent reporting by Business Insider, CNN Business and many other publications that have highlighted the undisclosed, on-board microphone discovered...

Chris Mosley, ESA, Google, Ivan Spector, Richard Brent, TMA


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Residential

Vivint Smart Home and Google collaborate

June 27, 2018SSN Staff

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home announced a collaboration with Google to make every new Vivint smart home voice-enabled using the Google Assistant. Vivint is giving voice control to every new customer by including two Google Home Mini devices with every smart home system, and adding Nest Thermostat E and Google Wifi as options in its smart home suite.The collaboration builds on Vivint's integration with the Google Assistant, which makes it easy to control lighting, locks, thermostats, garage...

Google, Google Home, Jeff Lyman, Nest, Vivint Smart Home


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News and Notes

Smart home wars heating up

June 22, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

Just as we have seen with the smart phone revolution, the battle for the smart home looks like it will be just as hotly contested, as there is no denying that consumers today are embracing the smart home concept. Studies are popping up weekly confirming that demand is increasing for smart home products and services as homeowners learn more about smart home and home automation technology available today. The latest research, from market research firm Berg Insight out of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that...

Amazon, Apple, Berg Insight, Google, Microsoft, smart home


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On The Editor's Desk

From Microsoft to Google at Cloud+

December 9, 2015Martha Entwistle

At the very last session of the Cloud+ conference, Brivo's Jonathan Healey noted that the Cloud+ conference began with a speaker from Microsoft and ended with a speaker from Google. "Five years ago [the idea that you'd have that line-up at a physical security conference] would be preposterous, he said. He's right, our industry has come a long way in five years. That was a recurring theme at the Cloud+ conference, but we've also got a long way to go. Speaker after speaker talked about the opportunities—for...

Cloud+ conference, Cybersecurity, Google, Microsoft


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Residential

ADT's new partnerships 'push the boundary'

June 3, 2015Amy Canfield

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT's recent partnership with LG Electronics and Google's Nest is the company's means to “push the boundary” between residential security and home automation with the goal of extending “protection and security to as many people as we can,” according to ADT chief innovation officer Arthur Ordua.ADT will work with LG Electronics on a new “All-In-One” smart security product and with Google's Nest to integrate the Nest Learning Thermostat into...

ADT, Arthur Ordua, Google, LG, Nest


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General News

Industry divided on Google's effect on security industry

May 19, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—Google, in March of this year, acquired patents relating to residential security. Twelve months earlier, Google acquired the smart home thermostat Nest. Is Google planning a big move into the security space? Should the industry be nervous? Security Systems News readers were evenly divided among those who are worried, those who are not worried and those who plan to worry about Google if and when it gets seriously involved in the industry.“Google has an ability to market...

A.J. Hunter, Albright Knox Art Gallery, BIDCO Acquisitions & Divestitures, DIY, Google, Imperial Capital, Jeff Kessler, Joseph Valentine, Mike Ramsey, Your Monitoring Center


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