Automation

Read: Report Says Ring, Police Signed Secret Agreement to Give Away Video Doorbells

Report Says Ring, Police Signed Secret Agreement to Give Away Video Doorbells

Documents obtained by Motherboard show Ring has essentially enlisted law enforcement as salespeople for its video doorbells.

Read: ISA Reveals First Founding Members of Global Cybersecurity Alliance

ISA Reveals First Founding Members of Global Cybersecurity Alliance

ISA created the Alliance to advance cybersecurity readiness and awareness in manufacturing and critical infrastructure facilities and processes.

Read: abode Adds Enhanced Google Assistant Support for DIY Smart Home Security Systems

abode Adds Enhanced Google Assistant Support for DIY Smart Home Security Systems

In addition to controlling lighting, switches and plugs, abode users can now arm and disarm their security system, as well as control locks and view camera streams.

Read: American Defense Systems Acquires Point Security of Austin, Texas

American Defense Systems Acquires Point Security of Austin, Texas

The two friendly competitors have joined forces in Texas after collaborating as Brinks Home Security Authorized Dealers.

Read: SnapAV Acquires Custom Plus Distributing, Adding 5 Branches on West Coast

SnapAV Acquires Custom Plus Distributing, Adding 5 Branches on West Coast

Custom Plus Distributing, with five branch locations in the Pacific Northwest and California, is the fourth distributor SnapAV has acquired since March 2018.

Read: Alarm.com, ipDatatel Settle Patent-Infringement Lawsuit

Alarm.com, ipDatatel Settle Patent-Infringement Lawsuit

Alarm.com and ipDatatel settle on at least two patent-infringement claims related to security, home automation and remote monitoring/management.

Read: Clare Adds New Security Integrations to Smart Home Platform

Clare Adds New Security Integrations to Smart Home Platform

The Clare security panel has gained new Amazon Alexa security skills, as well as integrations with August and Danalock smart locks, and more.

Read: PowerHouse Alliance Announces Summer Training Dates for Security, A/V Pros

PowerHouse Alliance Announces Summer Training Dates for Security, A/V Pros

The dates include events hosted by distributors such as KOA CCTV, Ui Supplies and Davis Distribution Systems, plus a road show by Pioneer Music Company.

Read: Survey: Smart Home Tech Gives Consumers Privacy Fears, But Still Valuable Option for Integrators

Survey: Smart Home Tech Gives Consumers Privacy Fears, But Still Valuable Option for Integrators

According to Parks Associates, 79% of US broadband households are concerned about data security or privacy issues when it comes to smart home technology.

Read: LifeShield Adds HD Video Doorbell to Lineup of DIY Smart Home Security Products

LifeShield Adds HD Video Doorbell to Lineup of DIY Smart Home Security Products

The LifeShield HD video doorbell pairs directly with the LifeShield home security system and comes with features such as people detection and IFTTT integration.

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