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Security Pros Should Look in the Mirror When DIYs Criticize Industry

The DIY industry will continue to attack the credibility of the electronic security industry as it tries to grow in popularity. However, the industry needs to recognize that its reputation isn't bulletproof.


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The DIY industry will continue to attack the credibility of the electronic security industry as it tries to grow in popularity. However, the industry needs to recognize that its reputation isn't bulletproof. By Art Dunn · August 05, 2016

Boston-based SimpliSafe, a DIY alarm company, has staged a full-on assault on the integrity of the electronic security industry, painting it as enemies. This has gone too far, says SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine. Scott Goldfine · August 04, 2016

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Smart strategies can sell DIY solutions. SSI Staff · June 15, 2016

Much has been made about the do-it-yourself (DIY) movement. How do security companies identify whether that or any other trend is simply a fad or a staple of the next game-changer in the industry? Ron Davis · June 03, 2016

Among the important announcements DMP made at its annual Owners’ Forum gathering was the introduction of OnDemand Monitoring and The Company Store. The launch of these offerings was among highlights of the manufacturer’s daylong event at the Wynn Resort the day before the ISC West. Scott Goldfine · April 05, 2016

Security dealers are wrapped in trying to figure out which business venture to tackle next. Stepping back and thinking from an end user's perspective can help lead businesses on the right track. Ron Davis · March 25, 2016

An online survey found that 93% of Americans say their home security system should contact authorities in the event of a burglary, fire or other incident at their home. It also found that 63% of Americans say MIY security systems are not as safe as professionally-monitored systems. Stephen Sellner · March 09, 2016

Rather than run from the DIY market, Comtronics is embracing the future and adding DIY and MIY home security systems to its traditional business model. Its management says the decision is driving business it never had before. Jason Knott · March 01, 2016

SimpliSafe's DIY home security system has been found to be insecure after a test was able to disarm the system by capturing PIN entries. The IOActive report found it was vulnerable "to even a low-level attacker." SSI Staff · February 19, 2016

Despite their current dominance in North America, installing security contractors are forecast to relinquish market share to hard-charging MSOs, smart home specialists, DIY system providers and utilities. SSI Staff · January 19, 2016




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