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Read: How Security Professionals Can Navigate and Grow in the Expanding Do-It-Yourself Security Market

How Security Professionals Can Navigate and Grow in the Expanding Do-It-Yourself Security Market

Giacalone Associates President Peter P. Giacalone offers his advice to security professionals on the expanding DIY market.

Read: Report: Has Interest in the DIY Smart Home Market Waned?

Report: Has Interest in the DIY Smart Home Market Waned?

Consumer interest in the smart home decreased in the first half of 2015, according to IoT research firm Argus Insights. Are we out of home automation early adopters?

Read: Opinion: Abode Is Most Promising Home Security Solution in a Long Time

Opinion: Abode Is Most Promising Home Security Solution in a Long Time

Backed by former ADT president Mike Snyder, Abode is UL-compliant security system with pay-as-you-go monitoring; gateway features ZigBee, Z-Wave, IP for home automation; platform ideal for both DIYs and pros.

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.

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