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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

Internet-Based Alarm Monitoring Can Be Safer than Cellular. Say What?

Cellular might seem more reliable than Internet for communications between alarm systems and central stations, but what happens when CDMA sunset kills millions of pro-monitored security systems?

CE Pro Editors · December 14, 2018

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

SnapAV is offering full range of Google/Nest smart-home products, including cameras, thermostats, video doorbells, Thread/Weave Yale locks, Nest Secure pro-monitored alarm systems, and Google Home IoT hubs.

Julie Jacobson · November 14, 2018

Home Automation and Alarm Giant Vector Security Adds Retail Location; More Coming

$300 million alarm and smart-home provider Vector Security opens second retail location with hands-on home-automation demos; plans national expansion of retail storefronts.

CE Pro Editors · November 14, 2018

ADT Optimistic About Amazon Alexa; Reports Q3 Revenues Up 6%

ADT reports quarterly revenue of $1.15 billion, up 6 percent, primarily due to ADT Pulse smart home growth. Amazon Company looks to bring alarm voice response directly to law enforcement vehicles.

Jason Knott · November 13, 2018

What to Expect When 8K and 5G Take Over

The 2018 MRI Expo focused on educating integrators on the advancements made by 8K and 5G in recent months, and what they can expect as the tech grows in popularity.

Andrew Nichols · October 26, 2018

Thermal Imaging: The Most Underutilized Tech Tool for Security, Surveillance and IoT Applications

Thermal imaging can provide powerful perimeter protection coupled with visual alarm assessment to help keep homes safe.

CE Pro Editors · October 09, 2018

Presidential Alert Causes False-Alarm Headaches

The loud tone produced by the alert set off certain glass break sensors and caused some PERS and mPERS subscribers to push their emergency buttons.

CE Pro Editors · October 05, 2018

Cybersecurity for M1 Security System a Goal of Elk

Two-way wireless communication, corporate-level encryption, other features protect M1 system from cyberattacks.

Lisa Montgomery · September 27, 2018

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

New Alexa Guard turns Amazon Echo into sound-recognition device, alerting users and professional monitoring stations to smoke/CO alarms and glass breaks; first partner ADT sees stock price soar.

Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2018