Who ‘Owns’ Doorbell Camera Surveillance Video? (and 4 Other Legal Questions)

With the proliferation of front door camera systems such as Ring, Nest Hello and others, the liability and ownership rights to the images is coming to the forefront.

Mar 28, 2018

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.

Mar 28, 2018

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

Via the My Leviton app, users can integrate Wi-Fi dimmers, switches, and plug-in adapters with Nest cameras, thermostats and smoke/CO detectors, without the need for a home-automation hub.

Mar 26, 2018

Nortek Patent: The Idiot Savant of Smart Garage Door Openers

IoT garage-door controller provides all the safety measures required of UL 985 for ‘unattended operation’ but it’s stupid simple for DIY installs.

Mar 21, 2018

Security Rep Firm LRG Partners with Nest Labs Professional Channel

The rep firm LRG has entered into an agreement with Nest Labs Professional Channel to represent Nest products in the Midwest.

Mar 21, 2018

Parasitic Smart Locks: August and Nest/Yale Sponge Power off Doorbells

August and Nest/Yale employ low-energy home-automation protocols (Bluetooth LE and Thread/Weave) for their door locks, connecting to the home network via Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbells powered over wire.

Mar 21, 2018