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Read: Considerations to Think About When Sharing Surveillance Footage With Customers

Considerations to Think About When Sharing Surveillance Footage With Customers

Sharing footage with clients such as tenants of multidwelling units can be risky for security pros. Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum shares how to protect your company should a request be made.

Read: Book Review: Great Minds Think Alike

Book Review: Great Minds Think Alike

Ron Davis’ “Greatest Ideas of the Alarm Industry’s Greatest Thinkers” reveals 90 pieces of actionable business advice for alarm dealers and security integrators.

Read: A Peek Into Vicon’s Mission for Open Standards

A Peek Into Vicon’s Mission for Open Standards

Vicon Industries CEO Eric Fullerton believes video surveillance consolidation has stifled innovation. He is now challenging security systems integrators and end users to spec only ONVIF-based open platform systems.

Jason Knott's Latest Posts

Read: Arlo Shares Surge 38% After Stock Market Debut

Arlo Shares Surge 38% After Stock Market Debut

After debuting at a less than estimated $16, Arlo Technologies stock has soared 38% after its IPO with a focus on RMR generated from surveillance cameras.

Read: Residential Remodeling to Remain Robust Through Mid-Year 2019

Residential Remodeling to Remain Robust Through Mid-Year 2019

Homeowners are expected to increase spending on improvements and repairs at a solid clip over the coming year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) report.

Read: Nest CEO Steps Down as Company Folds Into Google’s Home Division

Nest CEO Steps Down as Company Folds Into Google’s Home Division

The move comes as Google looks to more easily integrate some of its machine learning technology and artificial intelligence into Nest products.

Read: Considerations to Think About When Sharing Surveillance Footage With Customers

Considerations to Think About When Sharing Surveillance Footage With Customers

Sharing footage with clients such as tenants of multidwelling units can be risky for security pros. Legal expert Ken Kirschenbaum shares how to protect your company should a request be made.

Read: Updates to Google’s Search Engine Could Hurt 66% of Integrators’ Websites

Updates to Google’s Search Engine Could Hurt 66% of Integrators’ Websites

A new algorithm change to Google could hurt the rankings of websites that are not optimized for mobile devices.

Read: Lutron, SnapAV Strike Deal to Help Dealers Grow Lighting Control Sales

Lutron, SnapAV Strike Deal to Help Dealers Grow Lighting Control Sales

SnapAV becomes the exclusive reseller of a new Lutron RA2 Select Main Repeater with SnapAV’s OvrC remote-management platform built in.

Read: Who Owns Home Surveillance Footage, Other Related Legal Questions Answered

Who Owns Home Surveillance Footage, Other Related Legal Questions Answered

With the proliferation of doorbell cams such as Ring, Nest Hello and smart home security systems, the liability and ownership rights to the images is coming to the forefront.

Read: Can You Get RMR From Smart Thermostats? New Data Shows Potential

Can You Get RMR From Smart Thermostats? New Data Shows Potential

According to new data from Parks Associates, half of U.S. households would pay $5/month for subsidized smart thermostat installation with an ongoing service program.

Read: Welcome Alula: IpDatatel, Resolution Products Reveal New Name

Welcome Alula: IpDatatel, Resolution Products Reveal New Name

The company’s newly named Alula Connect+ hub is a professional-only solution with automation, security and video surveillance designed to help integrators compete against consumer DIY security solutions.

Read: Smart Home Stocks Soar 40% in 2017

Smart Home Stocks Soar 40% in 2017

Coming off a year in which the cumulative stock performance of public companies in the smart home, security and consumer electronics industries grew 22%, 2017 blew that away with a whopping 40.5% increase. However, some companies still saw red.

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