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Verizon Drops DIY Security/Home Automation Initiative

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.

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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

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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

As Lowe’s completes the rollout of its new cloud-connected wireless control system, competition continues to ratchet up for attracting cost-conscious homeowners with self-installed security, automation and energy management product suites. By Rodney Bosch · September 03, 2012

In an effort to respond to the growing interest in home automation solutions, home improvement retailer Lowe’s releases Iris, a cloud-based smart home platform. Ashley Willis · July 25, 2012

Verizon discusses its entrance into the home monitoring and controls market. By Rodney Bosch · July 01, 2012

Welcome back to SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION's "Security Speaking" podcast! Here SafeMart Home Security President and Founder Chris Johnson talks issues affecting the industry. March 18, 2012

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The do-it-yourself (DIY) craze of the past several years — largely propagated by the rise of monolithic, nationwide home improvement centers — has been a detriment to the electronic security industry. It’s all well and good to caulk your own bathtub or hang a door (and even this is more challenging than it might seem), but it’s another thing entirely to self-install video surveillance, intrusion, fire or other security devices/systems. By Scott Goldfine · June 30, 2006

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