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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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iControl, a provider of a cloud-based security and interactive home control platform, has acquired BlackSumac, the maker of Piper, a do-it-yourself video surveillance and control system. By Julie Jacobson · April 09, 2014

Just weeks after it announce plans to drop its DIY home automation system, Verizon is said to be prepping the FiOS Quantum Gateway and a Zigbee module. By Rachel Cericola · March 21, 2014

Comcast has agreed to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion. Both use iControl platform for professional and DIY security/home automation. By Jason Knott · February 13, 2014

Verizon Home Monitoring and Control, a $10/month home automation and security offering for DIYs, has been discontinued; platform partner 4Home by Motorola is gone. By Julie Jacobson · February 10, 2014

Consumers are embracing new technologies and services associated with home controls and remote access for everything from energy management, video monitoring, keyless door locks, distributed audio and more. Learn revealing statistics and market insights to help make your stake in the smart-home marketplace. October 31, 2013

With a growing demand of residential consumers seeking to self-install alarm systems with advanced technologies, SAFE Security has launched its SAFE@home division for do-it-yourself (DIY) home alarm systems. February 20, 2013

The Board of Directors of the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) has adopted a position on dispatch response for do-it-yourself (DIY) alarm systems. December 19, 2012

Fear not the self-monitored system. December 02, 2012

Analog security cameras accounts for 87% of total camera shipments in the consumer and do-it-yourself (DIY) video surveillance market, according to a report by IMS Research. November 19, 2012

Swann Security, a video security products provider, has teamed up with Boston-based InstallerNet, an installation solutions company for the consumer and commercial electronics industry, to provide nationwide installation services for Swann’s residential and commercial video surveillance product line. October 03, 2012