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The 'New ADT' is here | Security Systems News

The 'New ADT' is here | Security Systems News | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
The New ADT, Protection 1, Apollo Global, Koch Brothers
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Hive begins selling its smart plug and connected home sensors - Engadget

Hive begins selling its smart plug and connected home sensors - Engadget | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
“When British Gas subsidiary Hive unveiled its latest take on the smart thermostat, the company also committed to launching a new a range of motion sensors, ligh...”
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Hive begins selling its smart plug and connected home sensors - Engadget

Hive begins selling its smart plug and connected home sensors - Engadget | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
“When British Gas subsidiary Hive unveiled its latest take on the smart thermostat, the company also committed to launching a new a range of motion sensors, ligh...”
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Apple Watch app will track glucose levels for diabetics

Apple Watch app will track glucose levels for diabetics | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
Already approved by the FDA, the app is slated to debut in April to help diabetics make sure their blood sugar levels don't go too high or too low.
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Nest Thermostat Bug highlights the Vulnerability of Smart Homes

Nest Thermostat Bug highlights the Vulnerability of Smart Homes | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
Last December, Nest, the smart homes firm owned by Google, was hit with a software glitch that has seen a number of devices turning themselves off.
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Sony's super smart lightbulb can control nearly everything in your home

Sony's super smart lightbulb can control nearly everything in your home | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
Sony's super smart lightbulb can control nearly everything in your home | Sony had the bright idea of filling its Multifunctional Light with so many sensors, it could almost take on a smartphone. Sony had the bright idea of filling its Multifunctional Light with so many sensors, it could almost take on a smartphone. Buying advice from the leading technology site
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Product reviews and prices, software downloads, and tech news - CNET

Product reviews and prices, software downloads, and tech news - CNET | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
CNET is the world's leader in tech product reviews, news, prices, videos, forums, how to's and more. - Page 17
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Smart-home service provider Alarm.com integrates Apple TV and Amazon Echo into its cloud-based platform

Smart-home service provider Alarm.com integrates Apple TV and Amazon Echo into its cloud-based platform | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
Controlling Alarm.com-powered smart-home systems gets more intuitive with this latest set of integrations.
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Lowe’s goes with UCC for professional monitoring | Security Systems News

MOORESVILLE, N.C.—Home improvement company Lowe’s chose United Central Control as the professional monitoring partner for Iris, its DIY home automation system, Lowes announced Jan. 4.
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DIY home automation + professional monitoring: one of the first examples!!

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Industry gives thumbs-up to private equity | Security Systems News

Private equity has a foothold in security, owning companies like Vivint, Protection 1 and CSG Security, but how does the industry really feel about private equity? This was Security Systems News’ latest poll.
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ADT Reportedly Picks Zonoff for DIY Home Automation; Icontrol Seeks Injunction in New Patent Suit - Julie Jacobson, CE Pro

ADT Reportedly Picks Zonoff for DIY Home Automation; Icontrol Seeks Injunction in New Patent Suit - Julie Jacobson, CE Pro | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
But Zonoff has been ramping up for something big, presumably ADT’s newest DIY smart-home product being made by LG. In May of this year, CE Pro reported on rumors that Zonoff might be the SHaaS provider for this new product, featuring a surveillance camera with a built-in home-automation hub, not unlike Icontrol’s Piper
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'But Zonoff has been ramping up for something big, presumably ADT’s newest DIY smart-home product being made by LG. In May of this year, CE Pro reported on rumors that Zonoff might be the SHaaS provider for this new product, featuring a surveillance camera with a built-in home-automation hub, not unlike Control’s Piper'

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AT&T Save $120 a Year on DIRECTV Bill When You Add AT&T Digital Life | AT&T

AT&T Save $120 a Year on DIRECTV Bill When You Add AT&T Digital Life | AT&T | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
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Multiple play (bundled offering) that to some will in the end make the telcos the dominant players in the smart home / residential security market.

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Samsung's $6,000 smart refrigerator: a fridge too far?

Samsung's $6,000 smart refrigerator: a fridge too far? | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
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Smart Services Becoming a Disruptive Force in the Manufacturing Industry

Smart Services Becoming a Disruptive Force in the Manufacturing Industry | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
Whoever controls the smart data wins.
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Interesting view which helps to understand the drivers behind the hype, which Smart home / IOT (unfortunately) has become.
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HOME REMOTE brings Home Automation to the Apple TV (+ GIVEAWAY) [video]

“We take a brief look at Home Remote for Apple TV. Allowing you control to every aspect of your home, right from the couch! https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ho...”
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Bosch Smart Home | Das sichere Smart-Home-System

Bosch Smart Home | Das sichere Smart-Home-System | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
“ Das Bosch Smart Home System setzt auf offene Standards / Plattformen. Bosch erfüllt höchste Anforderungen an Datenschutz und Datensicherheit”
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Strong EU party entering the Smart Home arena
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Nest Thermostat Bug highlights the Vulnerability of Smart Homes

Nest Thermostat Bug highlights the Vulnerability of Smart Homes | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
This is a situation where lives and property could be at stake. Updates must work. Developers have to take the extra time to fully test their code and allow extra time for beta cycles of their software. The alternative seems likely to be these potentially catastrophic effects to people, homes or whole cities – not to mention catastrophic financial loss for smart device developers, through class action law suits against them.
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'This is a situation where lives and property could be at stake. Updates must work. Developers have to take the extra time to fully test their code and allow extra time for beta cycles of their software. The alternative seems likely to be these potentially catastrophic effects to people, homes or whole cities – not to mention catastrophic financial loss for smart device developers, through class action law suits against them.'

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CES 2016: O2 to offer AT&T's 'digital life' smart-home platform in UK

CES 2016: O2 to offer AT&T's 'digital life' smart-home platform in UK | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
This will be launched in summer in selected areas north of London, before a wider roll-out later in 2016.
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ADT expands monitoring with Canopy | Security Systems News

LAS VEGAS—ADT announced its new Canopy service at CES, which brings the company’s professional monitoring capabilities into devices from LG, Honeywell, Samsung, and others.
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SmartThings + ADT Canopy

SmartThings + ADT Canopy | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
We’ve got good news for anyone who’d like to enhance how they protect their smart home.
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EMERgency24 offers ‘filtered monitoring’ | Security Systems News

DES PLAINES, Ill.—Offering “filtered monitoring” has helped third party central EMERgency24 expand its video options for dealers, according to Kevin Lehan, company PR manager.
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A new trend!

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DIY security versus the CNET Smart Home - CNET

We covered the CNET Smart Home in cameras and sensors to see if do-it-yourself products really can keep a whole house secure. Here's what we learned.
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Alarm.com Rivals Nest with Smart Thermostat

Alarm.com Rivals Nest with Smart Thermostat | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
Alarm.com’s services are built around home security and also include home automation devices like lights, locks, and smart thermostats.
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Some other security companies / platform companies are open to cloud to cloud connections with Nest: do they benefit from that or not? Google Nest seems to play the DIY monitoring game and security companies are not, or? Conflict of interest.....

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DIY vs Pro Monitored Home Security: How Law Enforcement Responds to 911 Calls - Julie Jacobson, CE Pro

DIY vs Pro Monitored Home Security: How Law Enforcement Responds to 911 Calls - Julie Jacobson, CE Pro | Smart Home News and Trends | Scoop.it
One key challenge of the self-monitoring paradigm is the location of the MIY when they receive an alert and decide to call for police dispatch.
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Interesting: 'One key challenge of the self-monitoring paradigm is the location of the MIY when they receive an alert and decide to call for police dispatch'. and '

“If the DIY-MIY is reporting a verified alarm activation using technology such as video, where the caller can articulate that they are watching a crime occur and give detailed information, then it would be processed the same as any crime-in-progress call where there is an eye witness.”
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Study: Smart home offerings drive resi security | Security Systems News

DALLAS—Smart home offerings have boosted residential security by more than 15 percent in the past two years, according to Parks Associates in its report, “The New Face of Home Security—2015 Edition.”
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'Smart home offerings have boosted residential security by more than 15 percent in the past two years, according to Parks Associates in its report, “The New Face of Home Security—2015 Edition.”

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