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Monitoring Matters

Novi looks to bridge gap between DIY/MIY and traditional companies

September 16, 2015Spencer Ives

DIY and MIY—Monitor-It-Yourself—have been big topics lately. Gavin Tanner, VP of marketing for the new startup DIY security company Novi, told me that Novi is looking to “bridge the gap” between the DIY and traditional security companies. Tanner said that Novi bridges this gap by offering a spectrum of options, ranging from MIY, pay-as-you-go monitoring, and constant professional monitoring. I recently saw a report comparing Novi to nationals like Vivint and ADT. A primary...

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There's a bright side for traditional dealers with DIY/MIY, really

August 14, 2015Mark Matlock

First and foremost, I am careful not to plant any stakes in the ground regarding the future of this industry. I have been in the electronic security industry for 30 years, and I have never witnessed anything like the sweeping changes in the industry today, especially regarding DIY/MIY.Never have so many new entrants from other industries entered this space. Never has technology advanced so much, so fast with so many new products flooding the market. It's tougher than ever for the independent alarm...

DIY, guest commentary, Mark Matlock, MIY, Security Systems News (SSN)

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