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Big year ahead for biometrics

February 1, 2017Paul Ragusa

LOUISVILLE, Colo.—Biometrics are coming of age, and 2017 has the potential to be a big year for the continued adoption of biometric technologies, according to Acuity Market Intelligence, which released its "Ten Top Trends for Biometrics and Digital Identity" for 2017 this week. "Biometrics and digital identity are often perceived as threats to privacy and security," Maxine Most, Principal of Acuity Market intelligence said in the announcement.. "However, taken together these technologies...

Acuity Market Intelligence, biometrics, blaine frederick, Cloud, Cloud+, EyeLock, Iris, Jeff Kohler, TechSec Solutions

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Lowe's goes with UCC for professional monitoring

January 6, 2016Spencer Ives

MOORESVILLE, N.C.—Home improvement company Lowe's chose United Central Control as the professional monitoring partner for Iris, its DIY home automation system, Lowe's announced Jan. 4.“We've been working for a few years with Lowe's on this endeavor,” Mark Matlock, UCC's senior vice president told Security Systems News. “It's involved a lot of really comprehensive due diligence and working together to make sure we had the offering right, that Lowe's fit into the space properly...

DIY, Iris, Kris Bowring, Lowe's, Mark Matlock, Mike Lamb, Teresa Gonzalez, United Central Control (UCC)

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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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Comcast: 'We're not just a cable company anymore'

May 1, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

PHILADELPHIA—Comcast was a leader among telecoms and cablecos entering the security market, launching Xfinity Home in 2010. Now it's on the leading edge of a new trend of selling home security in retail stores—opening more than 40 Xfinity Customer Centers nationwide, with more on the way.“Comcast has really evolved in terms of we're not just a cable company anymore,” Cindy Parsons, VP of public relations for Comcast, told Security Systems News. “We're a new technology...

AT&T Digital Life, Comcast, Iris, Lowe's Xfinity Home, The Alarm Company

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Comcast sold on retail security sales

April 24, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

I've been writing about a new trend in the industry: selling home security in a retail environment. And now communications giant Comcast is one of the latest to embrace retail, opening a new store in Albuquerque, N.M. designed to let customers experience its Xfinity Home automation/home security product firsthand. Philadelphia-based Comcast on April 20 held a grand opening of its new Xfinity Customer Center, the company said. It invited elected officials and community leaders to tour the facility,...

AT&T, Comcast, Digital Life, Iris, Lowe's, The Alarm Company, Xfinity Home

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Lowe's selling Iris in Verizon Wireless stores

March 6, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

MOOREVILLE, N.C.—In a new partnership, home improvement retailer Lowe's has recently started offering Iris, its new home automation/home security product, in Verizon Wireless stores in 10 Eastern and Southern states.Lowe's also plans by the end of the year to dramatically expand the number of its own stores that sell Iris—from 500 stores currently to all of its approximately 1,700 retail stores nationwide, according to Kevin Meagher, Lowe's VP of Smart Home.Lowe's, which is based here,...

David Samberg, Iris, Kevin Meagher, Lowe's, Verizon Wireless

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Self-monitoring on the down low

September 19, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

I just saw an item that takes self-monitoring of a home security alarm system to new heights … or should I say to new lows? It also falls under the category of: “Dude, wouldn't it be easier (not to mention safer) to have your alarm system professionally monitored?” What I saw was on a site called Hack A Day. The site is devoted to news about hacking, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised about the item, which describes how a hacker who wanted to cancel his monitoring contract decided...

Iris, Lowe's, Rich Miller, Security Systems News (SSN)

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All eyes on Iris: Will DIY hurt RMR?

August 29, 2012Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—Is it a home security “game changer” whose time has come, a marketing annoyance that will confuse consumers, or a false-alarm nightmare waiting to happen?More than 200 Security Systems News readers weighed in on Iris, Lowe's new do-it-yourself home security/home automation system, for SSN's September News Poll. Amid the wide range of opinions was one consensus: Iris' price point will generate interest in the marketplace. But readers were clearly divided on whether...

Bill Mooney, Iris, Lowe's, Security Systems News (SSN), Steven Bernard, Wayne Shimko

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Lowe's launches home automation/home security service

July 19, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

MOOREVILLE, N.C.—Lowe's, the world's second-largest home improvement retailer, announced July 19 that it has launched Iris, its new home automation/home security service. The do-it-yourself, cloud-based service currently is available on and will be offered in the company's 500 stores nationwide late in August, Sarah-Frances Wallace, a spokeswoman for Lowe's, told Security Systems News.“It's a DIY system. It's something that can literally be pulled off the shelf at our store...

AlertMe, Iris, Iris Magic, Lowe’s, Sarah-Frances Wallace, Security Systems News (SSN)

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Lowe's home automation/home security launch near

May 22, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

MOOREVILLE, N.C.—Lowe's, the world's second-largest home-improvement retailer, is expected to launch its new home automation/home security service soon. And the fact that Lowe's will be offering an affordable, cloud-based service is cited in a new report as a factor in moving such services into the mainstream and contributing to the phenomenal growth of the home automation market predicted before the end of the decade.Lowe's, based here, earlier this year announced a partnership with AlertMe,...

AlertMe, AT&T, Digital Life, Iris, Jody Haskayne, Jonathan Collins, Lowe's, Security Systems News (SSN)

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