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Read: Matter Smart Home Standard Release Postponed Until 2022

Matter Smart Home Standard Release Postponed Until 2022

The Connectivity Standards Alliance, which includes Apple, Google and Amazon, was set to roll out the interoperabiity protocal this fall.

Read: Congress Addresses Google, Amazon Smart Home ‘Monopoly Problem’

Congress Addresses Google, Amazon Smart Home ‘Monopoly Problem’

A recent Senate judiciary subcommittee anti-trust hearing also tackled concerns related to privacy/data-sharing, interoperability and patent infringement, among other subjects.

Read: ADT Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Ring Over Blue Octagon Design

ADT Files Trademark Lawsuit Against Ring Over Blue Octagon Design

According to the suit, ADT’s main issue with Amazon’s Ring adopting a similar design to its blue octagon is brand recognition.

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.

Read: Amazon’s Ring Recalls 2nd-Gen Video Doorbells for Fire Hazard

Amazon’s Ring Recalls 2nd-Gen Video Doorbells for Fire Hazard

The potential fire hazard impacts around 350,000 second generation Ring doorbells sold in the U.S. and roughly 8,700 more sold in Canada.

Read: Amazon Establishes Pro Portal for CE Integrators

Amazon Establishes Pro Portal for CE Integrators

Amazon’s new Pro Portal is billed as making it even easier, more profitable and more efficient for custom electronics integrators to purchase Amazon gear.

Read: PSA to Amazon: Not Interested One Bit in Becoming Your Labor Force

PSA to Amazon: Not Interested One Bit in Becoming Your Labor Force

During ADAPT 2020, PSA CEO Bill Bozeman laid bare his disdain with Amazon’s idea that integrators could serve as the tech behemoth’s installation arm.

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: Analysts Peer Into Google-ADT Transaction Crystal Ball and See …

Analysts Peer Into Google-ADT Transaction Crystal Ball and See …

Three industry insiders provide their takes on the implications for the security marketplace and what it means for various competitors.

Read: Amazon Halts Police Use of Facial Recognition Software for a Year

Amazon Halts Police Use of Facial Recognition Software for a Year

Amazon will allow its software to be used by organizations that help rescue human trafficking victims and reunite missing children with their families.

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