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Read: Amazon Unveils $4.99 Security Monitoring Service for Alexa Guard

Amazon Unveils $4.99 Security Monitoring Service for Alexa Guard

Amazon’s security monitoring gives customers hands-free access to an emergency helpline, smart alerts about activity and other potential emergencies, as well as new features to deter potential intruders.

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Read: The Benefits of Whole Home Control & How to Profit Off Them

The Benefits of Whole Home Control & How to Profit Off Them

With the 3G sunset quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to give your customer’s home controls interface a makeover. Find out what the latest control panels have to offer and more.

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Read: SnapAV Unveils Control4 Chime Video Doorbell, More During Snap Pro Live

SnapAV Unveils Control4 Chime Video Doorbell, More During Snap Pro Live

Along with major product releases, Snap Pro Live is offering training sessions, panel discussions and more during the virtual event, Oct. 13-15.

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Read: Brinks Home Security Announces Intent to Deregister Common Stock

Brinks Home Security Announces Intent to Deregister Common Stock

Monitronics says it is deregistering because it believes public company reporting requirements have no discernable benefit to the company.

Read: Smart Home Stocks Advance 35% in 2020

Smart Home Stocks Advance 35% in 2020

Fifty-two publicly traded smart home stocks average 34.5% increase in 2020. Alarm.com, Vivint, WiSA, VOXX and Logitech are big winners.

Read: Brinks Home Security Inks Long-Term Deal With Largest Dealer, Skyline Security

Brinks Home Security Inks Long-Term Deal With Largest Dealer, Skyline Security

With a nationwide footprint, Skyline has one of the largest door-to-door sales organizations in the smart home security industry.

Read: Allegion Acquires Smart Home Integration Platform Yonomi

Allegion Acquires Smart Home Integration Platform Yonomi

Yonomi CEO Kent Dickson will become vice president and general manager of the new business unit within Allegion.

Read: FBI: Smart Cameras Are Being Hacked to Provoke SWAT Team Response

FBI: Smart Cameras Are Being Hacked to Provoke SWAT Team Response

The FBI warns that hackers are carrying out “swatting attacks” via compromised smart devices to make hoax calls to emergency services.

Read: Z-Wave Opens Long Range Specification to Developers

Z-Wave Opens Long Range Specification to Developers

Z-Wave LR supports distances of up to several miles with a maximum output power of 30dBm while supporting up to 4,000 nodes on a single network.

Read: Report: Overwhelming Majority of Security Dealers Offering More Than Pro Monitoring

Report: Overwhelming Majority of Security Dealers Offering More Than Pro Monitoring

New research from Parks Associates reveals security dealers are offering more services such as video verification, PERS and cybersecurity to compete against the DIY trend.

Read: Best Buy CEO Corie Barry Will Deliver CES 2021 Keynote

Best Buy CEO Corie Barry Will Deliver CES 2021 Keynote

The CES 2021 all-digital event will feature more than 100 conference sessions, 1,000 exhibitors and a live anchor desk.

Read: Building Homes for Heroes, Kwikset Enhance Wounded Vet’s Lifestyle

Building Homes for Heroes, Kwikset Enhance Wounded Vet’s Lifestyle

Kwikset continues its affiliation with the nonprofit organization to provide smart locks and door hardware to wounded U.S. war veterans.

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