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?

CES 2019: Smartest New Smoke, Fire and CO Detectors

TodaySmoke Detective turns any smart phone or camera-enabled device into a smoke detector … and other innovations in smoke, CO and fire safety at CES 2019.’s

$9M Smart-Home Integrator Sells Biz to Employee and Top Client: Big Growth Planned

Greg Simmons and partner have sold their Las Vegas security and home-automation firm Eagle Sentry to long-time sales manager Cory Reif and top client Mark Lindsey, who already built “the greatest showroom on earth.”

8 Hot Smart-Home Trends Beyond Big TVs and Sound Systems

Beyond MicroLED TVs and stunning sound systems, CEDIA Expo 2018 showcased other smart-home trends including robotic patio umbrellas, multipurpose IoT sensors, and smart leak detection systems.

RTI Miravue VIP-1 Video Over IP System is Now Shipping

Now available, the RTI Miravue VIP-1 video over IP system allow professional integrators to employ scalable AV over IP systems to better manage the cost of AV distribution systems.

San Francisco Giants Pitcher Matt Cain Keeps Safe, Has a Blast with Elan Home Automation

Retired MLB star pitcher Matt Cain’s new home features ELAN security and automation, audio from SpeakerCraft and Sunfire, and custom combination home theater and game room.

Crestron Offers Biometric Door Entry for Smart Homes via ekey Fingerprint Readers

Fingerprint access-control devices from ekey Biometric Systems integrate seamlessly with Crestron smart-home systems for secure and convenient entry.

Calgary landlord busts Locksmith Calgary in their tracks

Locksmith Calgary gets nailed by a smart accountant who refuses to fall for their scam Day-in and day-out, we hear horror stories from our customers who almost got scammed by a scammer locksmith. Unfortunately, many times, people fall for the scams of these criminals. Today, a very smart Calgary accountant did what we suggest everyone […]

Mozilla’s Naughty-or-Nice List Rates Connected Devices on Privacy and Data Security

Mozilla publishes second annual *Privacy Not Included list of connected smart-home and entertainment devices, and how they rank on privacy and cybersecurity. Enter the Creep-o-Meter.

Connected Home Security Tool Helps Ensure a Secure System

According to Dan Fulmer of FulTech Solutions, the Connected Home Security Tool can help integrators and users install their connected devices more securely.