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August Home Smart Locks Now Supported by Amazon Alexa Devices

August Home announces that its August Smart Lock will launch on Amazon Alexa devices like the Amazon Echo. August Home says its the first smart lock to launch on the device.


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Video doorbells are taking the home security market by storm and figure to be a main theme at ISC West. Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016

The global connected home security system market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 48.06% during the period 2016-2020. The report listed the following companies as key vendors: ADT, AT&T, Comcast, Honeywell Total Connect and Verizon. SSI Staff · March 22, 2016

One security professional has been bitten by the home automation bug as he tries out the Wink hub and SmartThings hub in his own home to see which better handles all of his smart devices. Bob Grossman · March 21, 2016

The line continues to blur between home security and automation. SSI and sister publication CE Pro are here to help you make sense of the new smart-home landscape during a free Webinar. SSI Staff · March 17, 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

The company won two gold and two silver awards, which included Contact Center of the Year for the Technology Industries sector. SSI Staff · March 08, 2016

HAUS, a business education company for home technology dealers, announces its first two vendor partners -- home automation company Savant and smart speaker brand Sonos. SSI Staff · March 03, 2016

Nest, the smart thermostat manufacturer, announced it will shut down its energy data service, MyEnergy, within the next 30 days. SSI Staff · March 02, 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

Argus Insights says consumers are attracted to interoperability between home control devices and show disfavor toward closed or propriety platforms. SSI Staff · February 29, 2016




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