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Read: Smart Speakers: Security & Inoperability Are Biggest Barriers to Adoption

Smart Speakers: Security & Inoperability Are Biggest Barriers to Adoption

A new report by Strategy Analytics presents research into the user personas of both smart speaker owners and intenders.

Read: LILIN Introduces Voice Control for Cameras, NVRs Via Alexa Skills

LILIN Introduces Voice Control for Cameras, NVRs Via Alexa Skills

The Amazon Alexa skill enables customers to ask for a live or recorded view from any supported LILIN IP camera or NVR and have it displayed on their TV monitor.

Read: ADT Reveals Q3 Revenues, Optimistic About Amazon Relationship

ADT Reveals Q3 Revenues, Optimistic About Amazon Relationship

ADT reports quarterly revenue of $1.15 billion, thanks primarily to ADT Pulse smart home growth. Pulse customers will soon gain Amazon’s new Alexa Guard feature.

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: Alexa Voice Unlocking Skill Comes to Schlage Smart Locks

Alexa Voice Unlocking Skill Comes to Schlage Smart Locks

The integration allows for Amazon Alexa users to use the Alexa app to enable or disable new voice unlock functionality for their Schlage Sense and Connect locks.

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 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 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: Google Unveils New Home Mini, Max as Smart Speaker Battle Heats Up

Google Unveils New Home Mini, Max as Smart Speaker Battle Heats Up

The Google Home Mini and Home Max speakers show the company is ready to wrestle the smart home back from the clutches of Amazon and its Echo devices.

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