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Security Providers Feeling Heat From Smart Home Market Competitors

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.


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The DMP Virtual Keypad App for Android now brings even more features to mobile devices with the Version 5.0 software update, which can be used for smart home applications. SSI Staff · January 07, 2016

At CES 2016, ADT unveils two open APIs: One for ADT Pulse security and home automation, another called Canopy for third-party devices that benefit from professional security monitoring. Julie Jacobson · January 07, 2016

SSI Editor-In-Chief Scott Goldfine counts down the key security trends that emerged in 2015 and are likely to carry over into 2016. Scott Goldfine · January 07, 2016

Alarm.com announced plans for smart home voice control for lighting and smart thermostats through Amazon Echo. The company says it's one of the first smart home security platforms to integrate Amazon Echo. SSI Staff · January 07, 2016

The GC3 panel offers connectivity that gives security dealers the capability to start building a smart home system for their customers, including 3G and CDMA Cellular modules, integrated Z-Wave 500 Series and more. SSI Staff · January 06, 2016

ADT released its ADT Canopy for smart home solutions at CES. It will be connected to devices from LG, Kidde, Samsung, August, Wink, Honeywell, Ring and Roost. SSI Staff · January 06, 2016

Homeowners using Interlogix’s ZeroWire smart home hub can now receive automatic mobile device notifications in their choice of language through its updated mobile app, UltraSync. It will be on display at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). SSI Staff · January 06, 2016

Billed as the first of its kind, Vivint Ping enables two-way talk with the ability to both call in and call out so families can easily connect and communicate. SSI Staff · January 05, 2016

By the middle of this year, owners of Lowe's Iris home automation system will be able to buy professional monitoring, including dispatching of first responders in case of emergency. SSI Staff · January 05, 2016

Tyco Security Products will showcase its connected home solutions in its debut appearance at the 2016 CES show, Jan. 6-9, in Las Vegas. The world’s gathering place for consumer technologies provides a platform to feature the company’s expanding range of technology-inspired products and capabilities for the smart home. SSI Staff · January 04, 2016




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