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Read: Mini Smart Home Merges High-Tech & Off-the-Grid Living

Mini Smart Home Merges High-Tech & Off-the-Grid Living

“Space” from iOhouse is a portable 645-square-foot tiny smart home that is said to take 90 minutes to set up with gear from Sony, Hikvision and Assa Abloy.

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Read: IoT: The Key to Physical Security and Cybersecurity in Buildings

IoT: The Key to Physical Security and Cybersecurity in Buildings

To ensure sustainable growth, facility managers and owners — with the help of security integrators — must address increasing concerns about IoT security.

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Read: Axis Releases P/T/Z Network Camera for Broadcasting, Live Streaming

Axis Releases P/T/Z Network Camera for Broadcasting, Live Streaming

VISCA RS-232 based control system allows for integration with existing A/V installations and VISCA over IP allows for remote control of multiple cameras via a LAN connection.

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Read: Top 10 Security Stories From September 2020: Vivint Hit With Another Lawsuit, Temperature Screening

Top 10 Security Stories From September 2020: Vivint Hit With Another Lawsuit, Temperature Screening

September’s most popular security news, features and events, including coverage of CPI’s lawsuit against Vivint, ADT’s DIY expansion and more.

Read: UL, Telecommunications Industry Association Launch Smart Building Assessment

UL, Telecommunications Industry Association Launch Smart Building Assessment

The SPIRE Smart Building Program provides a comprehensive building assessment to help owners and operators make better informed investment decisions, more.

Read: Silicon Labs and STRATIS Will Market Smart Home Gear to Apartment Communities

Silicon Labs and STRATIS Will Market Smart Home Gear to Apartment Communities

The STRATIS 3.0 Gateway hardware uses Silicon Labs’ multiprotocol SoCs to provide multiprotocol wireless capabilities for its IoT platform.

Read: More U.S. Consumers Feel ‘Safe Enough’ With Pro Monitored Smart Home Gear

More U.S. Consumers Feel ‘Safe Enough’ With Pro Monitored Smart Home Gear

That’s according to a Parks Associates survey that also queries U.S. broadband households about their opinions on self-monitored security systems.

Read: Ring Introduces Always Home Cam: An Autonomous Indoor Drone

Ring Introduces Always Home Cam: An Autonomous Indoor Drone

Amazon’s compact indoor drone, the Ring Always Home Cam, flies predetermined paths set by users and will be made available in 2021.

Read: SnapAV Sets Dates for Snap Pro Live Virtual Summit

SnapAV Sets Dates for Snap Pro Live Virtual Summit

Snap Pro Live is designed to support SnapAV’s growing global network of dealers by connecting them with industry pros and product experts.

Read: Nortek Security & Control Reveals New Branding: Nortek Control

Nortek Security & Control Reveals New Branding: Nortek Control

Nortek drops the word “security” from its name to emphasize its broader market presence in connectivity and control, explains President/CEO Chris Larocca.

Read: Recapping CEDIA Expo Virtual: A CE Pro Editors Roundtable

Recapping CEDIA Expo Virtual: A CE Pro Editors Roundtable

A quartet of editors from SSI sister publication CE Pro share initial impressions following the 3-day CEDIA Expo Virtual platform.

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