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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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News and Notes

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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