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Read: Clare Controls Taps Industry Veteran Gene Marks for VP of Sales

Clare Controls Taps Industry Veteran Gene Marks for VP of Sales

Marks will provide his expertise and facilitate the launch of the ClareOne Wireless Security and Smart Home Panel and security sensor line.

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Read: State of Residential Security 2020: Dealers Discuss Pain Points, Strategies to Succeed

State of Residential Security 2020: Dealers Discuss Pain Points, Strategies to Succeed

Executives from four installing security contractors delve into DIY, the dearth of qualified technicians and the uphill battle to inform customers.

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Read: Ring Unveils Gate Access Control Device at CES 2020

Ring Unveils Gate Access Control Device at CES 2020

The professionally installed Ring Access Controller Pro allows users to remotely view a locked gate and unlock it to allow entrance.

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Read: Alula Brand Refresh Promotes Value of ‘Professional Smart Security’

Alula Brand Refresh Promotes Value of ‘Professional Smart Security’

Alula says a new tagline and website reinforces its commitment to professional installers while differentiating the company from numerous DIY offerings.

Read: Ring Introduces Exclusive Pro-Install Equipment Line at CES

Ring Introduces Exclusive Pro-Install Equipment Line at CES

The Ring X line features higher equipment price points, longer warranty and lifetime subscription to streaming service for customers.

Read: Ring Employees Fired for Snooping on Customer Doorbell Videos

Ring Employees Fired for Snooping on Customer Doorbell Videos

Over the past four years, Ring has fired four employees after finding each one attempted to access video data that went beyond what was necessary to do their job.

Read: 2020 Security Industry Hot Topics: 10 Subject Matter Experts

2020 Security Industry Hot Topics: 10 Subject Matter Experts

Gain insights from subject matter experts who discuss market drivers, regulations, technology, consolidation, valuations and more.

Read: Reviewing 2019’s Trends Through Security’s Most Impactful News Stories

Reviewing 2019’s Trends Through Security’s Most Impactful News Stories

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine revisits the major security stories and trends of 2019, including the top 10 most impactful news events.

Read: Alula Takes Home CES Product of the Year Honors for BAT-Connect

Alula Takes Home CES Product of the Year Honors for BAT-Connect

The communicator, which brings interactive features to legacy security systems, won the Mark of Excellence Award for Security and Surveillance category.

Read: Sonos Slaps Google With Lawsuit Over Patent Infringement of Speaker Technology

Sonos Slaps Google With Lawsuit Over Patent Infringement of Speaker Technology

Sonos claims it warned Google about infringement activities back in 2016, yet the company continues to roll out products utilizing the Sonos’ patented technology.

Read: ADT Acquires Defenders, Its Largest Independent Dealer

ADT Acquires Defenders, Its Largest Independent Dealer

ADT says the deal enhances its ability to bring new initiatives to a broader customer base more quickly, including consumer financing, DIY gear and more.

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