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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

3xLOGIC rounds out its video surveillance offerings by acquiring the infinias access control lines with the mission of becoming a full integrated solutions provider. Scott Goldfine · March 05, 2015

Leviton Security & Automation’s new Lumina Gateway and Leviton Cloud Service represents the company’s next generation building- and home-automation systems. The Lumina RF has been designed specifically for small commercial installations, as it supports only 40 RF devices. Julie Jacobson · March 04, 2015

AT&T will link its home security and automation service ‘Digital Life’ with its connected car service ‘Drive.’ The integration allows consumers to control their homes from a dashboard in their vehicles. SSI Staff · March 03, 2015

Freeus is a new sister company to wholesale alarm monitoring provider AvantGuard Monitoring. SSI Staff · March 03, 2015

Monitronics bolsters its DIY interactive and home automation services and picks up 32,000 LiveWatch Security customer accounts. SSI Staff · March 03, 2015

SSI's sister publication, Campus Safety Magazine, to hold its 2015 conferences in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles. SSI Staff · March 02, 2015

Fresno-based monitoring center claims to maximize community resources, combats false alarms at more than double efficiency of national average. SSI Staff · February 25, 2015

Somali-based Islamic militant group Al Shebaab threatened to attack retail sites, including the Mall of America and Canada’s West Edmonton Mall, causing the shopping centers to boost security. SSI Staff · February 23, 2015




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