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Read: Travelers to Offer Smart Home Kits, Discounted Insurance on Amazon

Travelers to Offer Smart Home Kits, Discounted Insurance on Amazon

Subject to terms, Travelers will provide a free Amazon Echo Dot to eligible home insurance customers even if they do not purchase a smart kit.

Read: Alexa Guard: How Amazon Plans to Add Sound Recognition to Your Security System

Alexa Guard: How Amazon Plans to Add Sound Recognition to Your Security System

Amazon’s Alexa Guard turns Echo speakers into audio sensors, and works with ADT Pulse and Ring Alarm.

Read: Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Play Video Recaps From Select Smart Home Cameras

Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Play Video Recaps From Select Smart Home Cameras

The Alexa video recap skill is now available to owners of Ring, Arlo, Cloud Cam and August smart home cameras.

Read: Amazon May Begin Offering Homeowners Insurance — Here’s What It Means for Security, IoT

Amazon May Begin Offering Homeowners Insurance — Here’s What It Means for Security, IoT

Amazon is contemplating selling homeowners insurance, a report says. If true, the company will rely on its lineup of technologies such as the Ring Alarm security and home automation system to mine customer data.

Read: Amazon Shareholders Demand End to Facial Recognition Sales

Amazon Shareholders Demand End to Facial Recognition Sales

Jeff Bezos is drawing the ire of Amazon shareholders who are demanding the tech behemoth stop selling the face-tracking software tool Rekognition to the government and law enforcement.

Read: Voice-Operated Alarm Systems Forecast to Be Growing at 7% Annual Clip

Voice-Operated Alarm Systems Forecast to Be Growing at 7% Annual Clip

Voice assistants developed by Amazon, Google, Apple and others are disrupting the way consumers interact with connected home devices and fueling growth for voice-operated alarm systems, according a new research note by IHS Markit.

Read: Why Innovation Is Key to Keeping Pace With Rise of Subscription Models

Why Innovation Is Key to Keeping Pace With Rise of Subscription Models

A new report by Imperial Capital’s Saliq Khan, based on a conversation with ADT’s vice president of emerging markets strategy, considers the rise of subscription models for smart objects and connected devices in homes.

Read: Amazon Awarded Patent to Send ZigBee IoT Signals Over Power Cable

Amazon Awarded Patent to Send ZigBee IoT Signals Over Power Cable

The Amazon patent would make it possible to integrate WiFi cameras with ZigBee door locks by running home automation data over power cable.

Read: Could GDPR Privacy Rules Hamper Smart Home AI?

Could GDPR Privacy Rules Hamper Smart Home AI?

The GDPR may cause serious problems for businesses, including higher AI costs, practical limitations and legal risks, industry analysts say.

Read: Amazon Is Discreetly Selling Facial Recognition Technology

Amazon Is Discreetly Selling Facial Recognition Technology

Amazon Rekognition is a deep learning-powered video analysis service that is being quietly marketed for government surveillance, among other uses.

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