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Read: New Device Turns Pro Security Systems Into Self-Monitored Solution

New Device Turns Pro Security Systems Into Self-Monitored Solution

The uSecure Home attaches to any existing wired home or business security system, sending alerts to the user instead of the monitoring company.

Read: DIY Smart Home System Wink to Begin Charging Users Monthly Fee

DIY Smart Home System Wink to Begin Charging Users Monthly Fee

Former DIY smart home darling Wink will reverse course and require users to pay $5 per month or their systems will be disabled by May 31.

Read: Examining AI Trends and Growth in Home Security

Examining AI Trends and Growth in Home Security

Parks Associates explains the benefits that will be realized in full once there is an alignment of AI-enabled hardware, system software and intelligent call center services.

Read: Ring May Be Considering Adding LPR, Facial Recognition to Cameras

Ring May Be Considering Adding LPR, Facial Recognition to Cameras

A leaked survey shows Ring asked beta testers how interested they would be in technology such as familiar faces detection, license plate detection and more.

Read: BBB Questions Some SimpliSafe Advertising Claims

BBB Questions Some SimpliSafe Advertising Claims

SimpliSafe’s marketing assertions were examined by a division of the BBB National Programs after certain claims were challenged by ADT.

Read: Solving the Residential Security Conundrum of COVID-19

Solving the Residential Security Conundrum of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus is causing a sea change in consumer behavior, but security professionals who stay customer-centric in times like these will find ways to strengthen their position.

Read: Security System Adoption Jumped to 33% Year-End 2019, Says Parks Associates

Security System Adoption Jumped to 33% Year-End 2019, Says Parks Associates

The growth comes as U.S. broadband households have more options, including DIY and ad hoc monitoring through smart home devices, says Parks Associates.

Read: Backstreet Surveillance Recruiting Techs for Nationwide Installer Program

Backstreet Surveillance Recruiting Techs for Nationwide Installer Program

The online DIY retailer claims the average technician enrolled in the new installation program can expect to earn $45-$60 per hour.

Read: Sleeker 2nd Gen Ring Alarm a ‘Great Fit for Condos and Apartments’

Sleeker 2nd Gen Ring Alarm a ‘Great Fit for Condos and Apartments’

The new system features a slimmer keypad, which is about half the size of the previous generation Ring Alarm.

Read: 60% of Newly Acquired Security Systems Are Self-Installed, Parks Associates Says

60% of Newly Acquired Security Systems Are Self-Installed, Parks Associates Says

The research firm’s DIY Home Security Tracker finds do-it-yourself security solutions make up the majority of new security households.

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