Insurance Meets Smart Home at Connections 2018: IoT Sensors, Data, Warranties, More

The impact of IoT and smart-home technology on the insurance industry – for risk assessment, loss mitigation, and customer engagement – will be a key theme at Parks Associates’ Connections Conference 2018.

ADT Cybersecurity Adds Cofense Triage Phishing Detection Software

ADT Cybersecurity has partnered with Cofense, a phishing detection and response company, to provide customers with an automated incident response platform.

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

Acquiring a national alarm company could help Amazon increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), but also pave the way for Amazon to become a chief security officer (CSO) and managed service provider for the home.

Napco Reports Q3 Net Sales Increase of 7 Percent

In addition to an increase in sales, Napco reports a Q3 recurring service revenue increase of 49 percent.

Nortek Acquires AI Corp IntelliVision; Is Deep Learning Security Tech in Our Future?

With the acquisition, Nortek aims to embed some of its key products and systems with IntelliVision’s technologies.

Avnet IoT Starter Kit Offers Integrators a Turnkey Solution

With the Internet of Things rapidly gaining momentum, Avnet’s Visible Things Industrial IoT Starter Kit can help manufacturers to deliver state-of-the-art IoT solutions through its array of connectivity and security features.

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

I-View Now and newcomer Chekt enable security and smart-home dealers to add video verification to traditional alarm monitoring, providing recurring revenue to the installer and improved emergency response to the end user.

Honeywell 2019: Next-Gen Security & Home Automation is One Platform for Wired, Wireless, DIY, Pro

Arriving in 2019, new Honeywell melds Vista, Lynx, Lyric into single platform with user-replaceable batteries, cellular modules, home-automation radios, and a back-end system that enables remote monitoring and diagnostics by security pros.

That HUGE Story on Secretive ‘Amazon Home Security Services’

CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson conjures up “the big story” on new Amazon Smart Security Services, including an army of licensed alarm installers, Amazon’s own central monitoring station, Ring and Zonoff-inspired smart-home services, Amazon Key and more. (Spoiler: She was wrong.)

Amazon Debuts Smart Home Services, Security Package Tiers

With five different service tiers, the new home security portal’s offerings run from $240 to $840.