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Read: TMA ‘Troubled’ by Promotional Links Between Police and Ring

TMA ‘Troubled’ by Promotional Links Between Police and Ring

The Monitoring Association issued a statement decrying the marketing relationships between the video doorbell maker and hundreds of police departments.

Read: ADT Reports More Than 3 in 4 Installs Are Smart Home Systems

ADT Reports More Than 3 in 4 Installs Are Smart Home Systems

ADT reported a Q2 loss while showing 80% of residential installs are now smart home systems, with 15,000 Amazon Alexa Guard deployments.

Read: How Long Before Amazon Begins Selling ‘Surveillance as a Service’?

How Long Before Amazon Begins Selling ‘Surveillance as a Service’?

An Amazon patent details how drones could be used to surveil customers’ properties between deliveries, ostensibly without comprising their privacy.

Read: Amazon Releases Alexa Guard, Turns Echo Speakers Into Smart Security Devices

Amazon Releases Alexa Guard, Turns Echo Speakers Into Smart Security Devices

Alexa Guard works with smart home platforms by ADT and Ring to arm/disarm systems, control lighting, receive fire/life-safety alerts and more.

Read: Amazon May Halt Selling of Facial Recognition Technology to Governments

Amazon May Halt Selling of Facial Recognition Technology to Governments

An upcoming vote by Amazon shareholders will determine whether or not its facial recognition software will be sold to governments in the future.

Read: ADT Reports Q4 Net Loss as Total Revenue Improves 7%

ADT Reports Q4 Net Loss as Total Revenue Improves 7%

The net loss was attributed to the prior year’s income tax benefit, plus a goodwill impairment loss due to underperformance of ADT’s Canadian business.

Read: Amazon’s Facial Recognition Tech is Racially Bias, Study Says

Amazon’s Facial Recognition Tech is Racially Bias, Study Says

Amazon’s facial recognition technology, Amazon Rekognition, has been misidentifying women, especially those with darker skin, according to researchers.

Read: 2018 Smart Home Stocks: Winners and (Mostly) Losers

2018 Smart Home Stocks: Winners and (Mostly) Losers

While Napco and Alarm.com had banner years, stock prices for many public companies in the smart home, security and custom integration markets dropped 19% on average in 2018.

Read: Does Amazon Want to Use Ring Doorbell Cams to Build a ‘Suspicious Persons’ Database?

Does Amazon Want to Use Ring Doorbell Cams to Build a ‘Suspicious Persons’ Database?

Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff has filed a patent that would allow residents to build a “suspicious persons” database that can be sent to police.

Read: Amazon Security Panel Controller API Adds Home System Arming to Alexa

Amazon Security Panel Controller API Adds Home System Arming to Alexa

A consumer with the system enabled could say “Alexa, arm,” which would arm their security system. A disarm-by-voice feature is also available.

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