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Read: Alarm.com Enters Marketing Partnership for NBA 2K League

Alarm.com Enters Marketing Partnership for NBA 2K League

The security and automation company inked a multiyear marquee jersey patch partnership for Wizards District Gaming of the professional esports league.

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Read: Home Automation Deep Dive: New Findings on Pricing, DIY, Market Challenges & More

Home Automation Deep Dive: New Findings on Pricing, DIY, Market Challenges & More

SSI’s 2019 Home Automation Deep Dive, conducted in partnership with Parks Associates, reveals dealers are finding 10% growth in the home, helped in part by smart devices.

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Read: Resideo Reveals New Smart Water Management, Indoor Air Quality Program

Resideo Reveals New Smart Water Management, Indoor Air Quality Program

The company unveiled its AirCycle indoor air quality program and Buoy whole home water controller during Resideo Connect 2019.

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Read: ADT Reports Q3 Results With Overall Net Loss Improvement

ADT Reports Q3 Results With Overall Net Loss Improvement

The company posted a net loss of $182 million, compared to the prior year’s net loss of $236 million.

Read: Gary Sinise Foundation Gifts Wounded Vet With Feature-Rich Smart Home

Gary Sinise Foundation Gifts Wounded Vet With Feature-Rich Smart Home

The smart home is packed with security, automation and entertainment technologies from Nortek Security & Control to aid the Marine and his family.

Read: Alarm.com Reports Q3 Results, Talks OpenEye Buy

Alarm.com Reports Q3 Results, Talks OpenEye Buy

After posting better than expected quarterly revenue, executives discussed video surveillance-as-a-service specialist OpenEye during an earnings call.

Read: Inaugural Vitec Government Expo to Take Place in Washington D.C.

Inaugural Vitec Government Expo to Take Place in Washington D.C.

Being held Nov. 14, the expo will highlight Vitec’s digital signage platform, media library and encoder and decoder appliances.

Read: Researchers: Smart Speakers Like Echo, Google Home Can Be Hacked With Light

Researchers: Smart Speakers Like Echo, Google Home Can Be Hacked With Light

According to researchers, laser pointers can be used to inject malicious commands into popular voice assistants such as Alexa, Google and Siri.

Read: Napco: Smart Cellular Security Protects Homeowners and the Pro Channel

Napco: Smart Cellular Security Protects Homeowners and the Pro Channel

Today’s cellular technology has become pivotal in security, not only in enabling dealer/integrators the bandwidth to offer broader, lucrative account services but also in transmitting alarms to monitoring stations.

Read: Can You Beat the Tech Talk Challenge?

Can You Beat the Tech Talk Challenge?

Bob Dolph put together a crossword puzzle to try and stump you techs. Put your security and installation knowledge to the test and see if you can pass.

Read: ELK Products: Integrated Security Makes the Smart Home Even Smarter

ELK Products: Integrated Security Makes the Smart Home Even Smarter

Integrations can expand the capabilities and usefulness of a residential security system. Here’s how.

Read: Jobs of the Week: Technical Manager, A/V Tech, Lighting Control Specialist & More

Jobs of the Week: Technical Manager, A/V Tech, Lighting Control Specialist & More

Looking for a new job in the integration biz? Check out these openings for security techs, sales specialists and many more.

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