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Looking back to look forward at ISC West 2020

February 26, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Having had the privilege of attending three shows during February, I've heard this phrase most: “It's hard to believe that ISC West is already here!” And, quite frankly, I couldn't agree more! As I think back to last year's ISC West, there were three key trends that resonated with me: 1. deep learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML); 2. video doorbells; and 3. RMR for integrators. Last year, right after ISC West, I reached out to some experts to gather their thoughts...

ABP Technology, AI, Alula, artificial intelligence, deep learning, DMP, Frees, Genetec, LifeSafety Power, Machine Learning


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The debate continues: do video doorbells invade privacy?

September 18, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

As a security journalist, I hate to admit that I'm a bit torn on the whole privacy vs. security of video doorbells and whether it's unethical or not. I mean, I should take a stand, right? Either I support video doorbells or I don't but, I really do see both sides of this hot debate. Here's an example: My mom lives alone and is a very spry 73-year-old who is quite capable of looking through the peephole of her door to see who's knocking on it. However, should someone cover her peephole, having a video...

privacy, video doorbell, video surveillance


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LifeShield HD Video Doorbell camera makes its debut

July 11, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

LANGHORNE, Pa.—Recently acquired by ADT, LifeShield added the LifeShield HD, Wi-Fi-connected video doorbell to its professionally monitored, DIY smart home security product offerings. Complementing the brand's “Build Your Own Set” package, consumers can tailor a security system to fit their smart home needs.According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), theft makes up more than three-quarters of all reported crime and results from a survey...

ADT, Doug Bellenger, John Owens, Lifeshield, Residential Security, video doorbell


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