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Amazon Alexa Guard Sound-Detection Turns Echo into Smart Security System

By Rodney Bosch · May 16, 2019 • Alexa Guard works with smart home platforms by ADT and Ring to arm/disarm systems, control lighting, receive fire/life-safety alerts and more.

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

By Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2018 • 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.

Amazon Announces ADT Pulse as Professional Installation and Monitoring Solution for Alexa Guard [PR]

By CE Pro Editors · September 21, 2018 • ADT says Alexa Guard, new audio analytic service from Amazon, "deepens Amazon's marketing and distribution relationship with ADT."

Cameras that ‘See’ Obnoxiously Loud Noises + Other Geeky Stuff from CEDIA Tech Council

By Andrew Nichols · June 27, 2018 • CEDIA Tech Council podcast ponders the location-based VR, Apple's new software updates, acoustical cameras that 'see' the noise and other emerging technologies.

7 Smart Home Trends at CES 2018

By Julie Jacobson · December 19, 2017 • In studying pre-CES IoT activity, we discerned a few new trends in smart-home technology ('the fog') and market forces (wellness) driving home-automation. But some things never change (standards).

IoT at CES 2018: You See Gadgets, We See Serious Smart Home Trends

By Julie Jacobson · December 15, 2017 • An alarm clock that wakes you up to the smell of coffee, a standalone device that plays back lights and sounds for security, and other IoT "gadgets" illustrate major smart-home trends like audio analytics, wellness, and AI.

New Nest Cam IQ Offers 4K, HDR, Facial Recognition, Audio Analytics

By Jordan O'Brien · May 31, 2017 • Nest Cam IQ 4k video camera with HDR support, adds facial recognition and audio analytics to determine who is in the area and what is happening based on background sounds.

Patent: Vivint ‘Door Knock’ Tech Might Help Identify Guests by Unique Sound Signatures

By Julie Jacobson · April 20, 2017 • Security and home-automation giant Vivint Inc. files patent application for identifying guests through their “sound signatures” and running data through AI engine for predictive analytics. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for 2016

By Julie Jacobson · January 22, 2016 • Audio and video analytics, home automation user empowerment, the 4K UHD ecosystem, LVDC power distribution and front-door amenities such as smart doorbells top CE Pro's 2016 Top Home Tech Trends to watch for 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)