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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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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

Revolv is now a Nest company and the home automation hub will not be available for sale. Service and support will be available to existing Revolv clients but will not be available to new customers. By Grant Clauser · October 29, 2014

With the acquisition of DIY security company Swann Communications, Infinova hopes to continue to drive product requirements, develop high level product design and then leverage Infinova’s expertise in final product development and manufacturing. SSI Staff · October 21, 2014




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