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Read: Are Pro Security Companies on Amazon’s Shopping List?

Are Pro Security Companies on Amazon’s Shopping List?

Buying an alarm company such as Brink’s or Vivint would give Amazon an army of techs to sell more security and home automation gear and reduce the cost of truck rolls by saturating the market.

Read: Ring Launches ‘Neighborhood Watch’ App as First Amazon-Backed Offering

Ring Launches ‘Neighborhood Watch’ App as First Amazon-Backed Offering

Ring’s Neighbors app is a way to crowdsource information from residents about suspicious activity.

Read: Installations and No Monthly Fees – Amazon’s Answer to Home Security

Installations and No Monthly Fees – Amazon’s Answer to Home Security

While the home security industry has long been dominated by traditional security provider giants, DIY products and the ability to monitor security-related smart home devices are undercutting large security provider’s business models.

Read: Amazon Quietly Launches Home Security Services Portal

Amazon Quietly Launches Home Security Services Portal

The new offering has five tiers that sell for a flat fee — read: no monthly contracts — which include equipment and in-person installation from Amazon consultants.

Read: Honeywell Total Connect Integrates With Amazon Alexa, Gets New Features

Honeywell Total Connect Integrates With Amazon Alexa, Gets New Features

Honeywell announces a number of updates to its Total Connect Remote Services including integrations with Alexa, Chamberlain and LiftMaster MyQ smart garage door control, and more.

Read: Amazon Pulls the Plug on Selling Nest Smart Devices, Worsening Feud With Google

Amazon Pulls the Plug on Selling Nest Smart Devices, Worsening Feud With Google

Amazon currently vends a limited number of Nest products; however, plans call for those to disappear from the site once the remaining inventory is expended.

Read: Amazon Acquires Smart Doorbell Maker Ring

Amazon Acquires Smart Doorbell Maker Ring

Further entrenching itself in consumers’ homes, Amazon has purchased smart doorbell maker Ring for $1 billion.

Read: Amazon Acquires Blink, Maker of Wi-Fi Security Cameras and Video Doorbell

Amazon Acquires Blink, Maker of Wi-Fi Security Cameras and Video Doorbell

Blink will help Amazon compete with Google’s Nest, which began offering its own security system earlier this year.

Read: Amazon Partners With Kwikset, Yale for In-Home Delivery Service

Amazon Partners With Kwikset, Yale for In-Home Delivery Service

The Amazon Key solution also includes a DIY security camera. Could Amazon soon further move into the DIY home security space?

Read: Amazon Smart Home GM to Present Keynote at CEDIA 2017

Amazon Smart Home GM to Present Keynote at CEDIA 2017

Sarah Zenz, general manager of Amazon’s Smart Home Services, will share how it supports the business of CEDIA home tech professionals.

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