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Steve Karantzoulidis

Steve Karantzoulidis is the web editor for CE Pro sister publication Security Sales & Integration.

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Steve's Latest Posts

Researchers Find Smart Speakers Can Be Hacked With The Aid of a Laser Pointer

While it may sound like something from a Sci-Fi novel, researchers have discovered that laser pointers can be used to send malicious commands to common smart speakers.

Steve Karantzoulidis · November 08, 2019

Mobile Video Surveillance Matures

Security experts share why mobile video surveillance solutions are in high demand by everyone from police officers to pet owners.

Steve Karantzoulidis · October 29, 2019

ADT sells to Telus Corp.

ADT Sells Canadian Operations to Telus Corp. for CAD $700M

The company has decided to sell its ADT Security Services Canada business to Telus. Corp for a reported CAD $700 million in cash.

Steve Karantzoulidis · October 02, 2019

Interlogix Announces Shut Down

The security products provider has announced it will be winding down operations by the end 2019.

Steve Karantzoulidis · September 20, 2019

Study: Consumers Worry About Cybersecurity, Deem Smart Home Products Too Expensive

Data from Kwikset suggests that while potential smart home tech consumers are spoiled for choice, they have several nagging concerns about the category.

Steve Karantzoulidis · September 16, 2019

Apple Acquires Patents From Defunct Smart Security Start-Up Lighthouse AI

Is it possible Apple is looking to use Lighthouse AI’s visual authentication, monitoring and depth-sensing patents to create its own surveillance camera?

Steve Karantzoulidis · March 08, 2019

ADT Acquires Home Security Company LifeShield

ADT’s acquisition of LifeShield expands its reach into the DIY segment, where approximately 80 percent of households do not have professionally installed security systems.

Steve Karantzoulidis · February 11, 2019

Lowe’s Iris Smart Home Platform Fails to Find Buyer, Shut Down Planned

On March 31, Lowe’s will shut down its Iris smart home platform after failing to find a buyer. Customers will be reimbursed for certain devices.

Steve Karantzoulidis · February 06, 2019

Are Amazon and Ring Working Together to Create a ‘Suspicious Persons’ Database?

Ring says its patent does not reflect current developments to products and services, but speculation continues to swirl after Amazon’s ‘Rekognition’ facial recognition experiment got the company in hot water earlier this year.

Steve Karantzoulidis · December 20, 2018

Amazon Acquires Smart Doorbell Maker Ring for $1 Billion

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

Steve Karantzoulidis · February 27, 2018