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DIY Security Is the Real Deal But Not for the Faint of Heart

When approached properly, the do-it-yourself model has the potential to produce better numbers than traditional alarm business.


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More security companies, such as Honeywell and ADT, are pondering DIY channels for their security and home automation systems. Julie Jacobson · March 06, 2015

When approached properly, the do-it-yourself model has the potential to produce better numbers than traditional alarm business. Peter Giacalone · March 06, 2015

The state’s alarm association tells its members a state senator has proposed two bills that could once again usher in monopolistic fire alarm monitoring by fire districts. Rodney Bosch · February 27, 2015

During its Connect ’15 Press Summit at its Montreal headquarters in February, Genetec talked cloud, high-performance computing, 4K impact and more while recapping strong 2014 growth and looking ahead to endeavors such as its ‘Citywise’ campaign. Arlen Schweiger · February 23, 2015

Security Sales & Integration Columnist Paul Boucherle discusses what the survival rate will look like for security systems integrators/dealers in the next 10 years. Paul Boucherle · February 20, 2015

Mike Fleenor found the buyer in ASG Security he sought to continue growing Fleenor Security Systems and provide top-notch customer care. Rodney Bosch · February 19, 2015

A home intruder forgot to log off of Facebook before he fled the scene. The homeowner was able to catch the criminal using the intruder's own social media account. Ashley Willis · February 12, 2015

Learn how linking social media to the physical security information management (PSIM) environment and merging social networking with facial recognition capabilities can help improve security. Bob Stockwell · February 12, 2015

Take a peek inside Xentry Systems Integration's $3.3 million project at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center’s new James Tower cancer hospital and research facility. The integrator installed a building-wide, integrated nurse-call/life-safety and paging system at the state-of-the-art facility. Scott Goldfine · February 10, 2015

Jeff Kessler, a managing director at Imperial Capital, foresees troubled waters for those security providers that fail to transform their business models to include a home automation offering. Rodney Bosch · February 09, 2015




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