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Read: Security System Uses Facial Recognition, Tricks Burglars Into Thinking Someone’s Home

Security System Uses Facial Recognition, Tricks Burglars Into Thinking Someone’s Home

The BuddyGuard Flare security system can trick intruders into thinking someone is home by making sounds such as dishes being washed in the kitchen.

Read: ADT Partners With LG Electronics, Nest to Enhance Smart Security Footprint

ADT Partners With LG Electronics, Nest to Enhance Smart Security Footprint

Security giant ADT has formed alliances with LG Electronics to develop and all-in-one smart security devices and Google’s Nest to integrate the Nest Learning Thermostat into ADT’s Pulse platform.

Read: Do’s & Don’ts of DIY Security Alarm Business

Do’s & Don’ts of DIY Security Alarm Business

Legal Briefing columnist Ken Kirchenbaum considers caveats to the lure of the DIY alarm business.

Read: Will DIY Security Overtake Professionally Installed Systems?

Will DIY Security Overtake Professionally Installed Systems?

Selling professionally monitored security systems direct-to-consumers has been a fruitful business model for many companies.

Read: DIY Security Real Deal but Not for Faint of Heart

DIY Security Real Deal but Not for Faint of Heart

When approached properly, the do-it-yourself model has the potential to produce better numbers than the traditional alarm business.

Read: Monitronics Acquires LiveWatch Security for $67M

Monitronics Acquires LiveWatch Security for $67M

Monitronics bolsters its DIY interactive and home automation services and picks up 32,000 LiveWatch Security customer accounts.

Read: Report: Global DIY Video Surveillance Market Will Top $1B in 2014

Report: Global DIY Video Surveillance Market Will Top $1B in 2014

The United States accounts for 65% of the worldwide market for CCTV equipment sold through in-store and online retail channels.

Read: Young & Old Alike Ripe for the Residential RMR Picking

Young & Old Alike Ripe for the Residential RMR Picking

Security dealers need to understand their residential customer’s needs and which vendors can help them reach your goals based on the smart home market conditions.

Read: Nest Acquires Revolv DIY Automation Hub, Shuts It Down

Nest Acquires Revolv DIY Automation Hub, Shuts It Down

Read: Infinova to Purchase DIY Specialist Swann Communications

Infinova to Purchase DIY Specialist Swann Communications

Australia-based Swann is said to have pioneered the do-it-yourself video surveillance markets in North America, Australia and Europe.

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