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DIY Security Real Deal but Not for 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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Consumer interest in the smart home decreased in the first half of 2015, according to IoT research firm Argus Insights. Are we out of home automation early adopters? By Grant Clauser · August 10, 2015

Backed by former ADT president Mike Snyder, Abode is UL-compliant security system with pay-as-you-go monitoring; gateway features ZigBee, Z-Wave, IP for home automation; platform ideal for both DIYs and pros. Julie Jacobson · August 06, 2015

Users can program BuddyGuard’s Flare security system to recognize their face and voice. If the device doesn’t recognize a person in the home, it will start making sounds, such as dishes being washed in the kitchen or people talking, to trick an intruder into thinking that someone is home. SSI Staff · June 11, 2015

Security giant ADT has formed alliances with LG Electronics to develop and all-in-one smart security devices and Google’s Nest to integrate the Nest Learning Thermostat into ADT’s Pulse platform. SSI Staff · May 18, 2015

Are you considering entering the do-it-yourself (DIY) alarm business? Security Sales & Integration's Legal Briefing Legal Briefing columnist Ken Kirchenbaum considers caveats to the lure of the DIY alarm business. and Ken Kirschenbaum · March 11, 2015

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

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

The market, which includes all video surveillance equipment sold through in-store and online retail channels, remains fairly evenly split between analog and network technologies. SSI Staff · December 18, 2014

Utilizing showroom demos to showcase security system-based home automation for millennials, aging-in-place technology for seniors and other features is key to selling against low-cost DIY systems. By Larry North · November 26, 2014




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