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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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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...

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Monitoring

I-View Now integrates with Nest cameras

November 1, 2017Spencer Ives

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Smart home company Nest, based here, recently announced a new partnership with I-View Now, bringing video verification into its cameras.“It's really about enabling professional security installers and dealers to start to be able to utilize the Nest brand in their business. There's a huge brand awareness when it comes to the Nest brand and the smart and connect home,” Gene LaNois, general manager for the professional channel at Nest, told Security Systems News."It...

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Nest takes step into home security

September 25, 2017Spencer Ives

SAN FRANCISCO—Nest announced on Sept. 20 that it would expand more into security, adding a variety of security-related products to the company's portfolio. The company is exclusively partnering with MONI Smart Security for professional monitoring at launch.“Nest is delivering on the next phase of our strategy to create the thoughtful home," Marwan Fawaz, chief executive officer of Nest, said in the press release. “We've had quite a year so far, expanding into 11 more countries,...

Jeff Gardner, Marwan Fawaz, MONI Smart Security, Nest


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News and Notes

ADT gets into the Ring

July 20, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

ADT announced earlier this week that the Ring video doorbell is now available for its customers nationwide. While the Ring has made some noise in the smart doorbell category, there are many options to choose from when it comes to this first-line-of-defense product for homeowners. Others who have had success with doorbell cameras include Vivint, Skybell and August, to name just a few. As more and more consumers begin to embrace smart home products like the video doorbell, dealers are adding these...

ADT, alarm.com, Amazon Echo, August, Honeywell, iControl Networks, IFTTT, Kwikset, monitronics, Nest


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Tyco Security Products integrates with Nest

November 10, 2015Amy Canfield

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products is collaborating with Nest Labs on integrations between connected home security products to create “new experiences,” according to Greg Blackett, Tyco's strategic project marketing manager.Blackett told Security Systems News that Tyco is participating in a “Works with Nest” program, which is designed to connect disparate devices in the home.“Tyco partners with a wide range [of manufacturers] and Nest does offer a unique value...

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Good news for dealers: Consumers still disappointed with DIY cameras

September 30, 2015Amy Canfield

LOS GATOS, Calif.—Consumers' disappointment with DIY home security cameras could become a “renaissance” for traditional dealers, according to John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights. Customers need some help, he said, and dealers are positioned to do just that.While consumers are slowly becoming more satisfied with smart home devices, they still are disappointed in their DIY security cameras, according to a September report from Argus Insights, Feland told Security Systems News.Following...

Argus Insights, Canary, DIY, home automation, home security cameras, John Feland, Nest, Security Systems News, SimpliSafe


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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 Orduña.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...

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ADT partners with LG Electronics, Nest

May 14, 2015Amy Canfield

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Rumors that ADT is working with Google's Nest are not rumors after all. ADT CEO Naren Gursahaney announced today at an investor conference that ADT is partnering with Google's Nest and with LG Electronics.It 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's Pulse product.Security Systems News wrote about ADT partnering with Nest in January.ADT plans to introduce...

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

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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