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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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They might be the youngest person at the next security industry function, but they're bringing fresh and new ideas to the industry that are challenging the old-school methodology. They're positioning companies for future success in an industry that's rapidly evolving. Scott Goldfine · February 01, 2016

Home automation is gaining popularity among end users. For those interested in bypassing professionally integrated systems in favor of a DIY, tread carefully. Julie Jacobson · February 01, 2016

In an effort to help a disabled homeowner better control her home functions, Cybermation integrated a voice-recognition software with an ELAN Entertainment and Control System to customize a smart home system with only her voice. She now can control her lights, climate, door locks and other devices in her house. By Chelsea Cafiero · February 01, 2016

Hikvision USA/Canada President Jeffrey He spoke with SSI to address the company's relationship with communist China, its goals for 2016 in the video surveillance market and its integration with Control4 for smart homes. Scott Goldfine · January 27, 2016

A new report by Argus Insights suggests disappointing apps diminish user experience, may cause decline in consumer “delight” over time. SSI Staff · January 26, 2016

Alarm.com and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) announced on Thursday the availability of customer Smarter Home Security solutions designed specifically for current and former NFL players. SSI Staff · January 22, 2016

Monitronics International, a residential security provider, and Alarm.com, a platform for smart home and connected security technology, announced on Wednesday they have extended their technology partnership. Alarm.com will continue to be the primary supplier of smart home technology and connected security services to Monitronics and its more than 600 authorized dealers. SSI Staff · January 21, 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

A survey of U.S. adults conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate found that almost half of all Americans either own smart home technology or plan to invest in it in 2016. SSI Staff · January 18, 2016

SSI sat down with executives from leading security providers for an interactive discussion on various challenges in the industry, including DIY, RMR tactics and Smart Home applications. By Scott Goldfine and Jason Knott · January 11, 2016




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