Amazon Owned Ring Will Launch Home Security and Monitoring Service for $10/month

Just after their recently closed acquisition by Amazon, popular video doorbell provider Ring announced they will launch a home alarm and monitoring service. Announced in February 2018, Amazon reportedly paid $1 billion for Ring. The Ring Alarm home security monitoring system will begin shipping on...Learn More

Report: Sense of Security is Key Driver for DIY Smart Home

The security market is expanding due to do-it-yourself (DIY) products and innovative service offerings, according to a new DIY smart home survey from Parks Associates. The firm said that the DIY approach–which features on-demand, no-contract monitoring options—will expand the market, especially among younger consumers. Nest,...Learn More

Home Security Satisfaction: Tightly Focused Companies Beat Out AT&T, Comcast

Two companies that focus primarily on security and automation grabbed the two top spots in a home security satisfaction survey from J.D. Power, followed by AT&T. Comcast, which like AT&T is a broadband provider that has also branched out into home security, came in sixth....Learn More

AT&T Wireless, Analytics Supports Smart Military Base, Maybe Improved Morale as Well

AT&T said today that it is providing LTE connectivity and analytics capability for a smart military base pilot at Maxwell Air Force Base. The pilot includes four key elements, explained Rocky Thurston, assistant vice president and client executive – defense for AT&T Global Public Sector,...Learn More

CTA Connected Home Security Checklist Tool Targets Installers

Newly released from the Consumer Technology Association, the CTA Connected Home Security Checklist Tool aims to help smart home technology installers ensure the smart home tech they install for customers complies with industry best practices. The tool includes details regarding security protocols and other best...Learn More

SecurityCoverage Integrates with GLDS B/OSS

Cedar Rapids, IA (August 29, 2016) — SecurityCoverage, Inc., a leading provider of desktop and mobile security software, premium technical support and help desk services, today reported the completion of integration with the GLDS BroadHub® customer management and billing system. BroadHub is designed to give...Learn More

Network Attached Storage Forecast Driven by Video Surveillance

Consumer demand for network storage will fuel the market for consumer and SMB network attached storage (NAS) to grow at an 11% CAGR from 2016 to 2020, according to a network attached storage forecast from Technavio ICT. In addition to growing demand for personal data...Learn More

Smart Home App Reviews: Researchers Find a Mixed Bag

Industry enthusiasm and sentiment are high, but it has been rough going for Smart Home tech developers and vendors as they try to bridge the gap between consumer expectations and device/app performance, according to an analysis of smart home app reviews conducted by Argus Insights....Learn More

Smart Home Households Forecast to Double to 30 Million by 2017

No less than 30 million households will purchase smart home technology of one type or another in the next 12 months, according to a smart home households forecast from Comcast’s Xfinity Home and smart home technology vendor August Home. Comcast and August Home base their...Learn More

Parks Finds 7%-9% of Broadband Households With Security Cameras

New research from Parks Associates found 7%-9% of U.S. broadband households with security cameras. More than four in 10 owners (44%) access or control their devices remotely daily or almost daily, according to Parks, which presented its findings April 7 at the ISC West security...Learn More

XO Launches IP Security Offering

April 06, 2016 — HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–XO Communications (XO), in conjunction with BAE Systems and Fortinet, Inc., is launching a new managed premises-based solution called XO Site Security. The new product shields business networks from a wide range of cybersecurity threats and enables XO customers...Learn More

Monitronics/ Consolidated Communications Deal: A New Option in Home Security and Control

Consolidated Communications Inc. (CCI) is trying a new approach to the home security and automation market. The news came to light in a press release from Monitronics — a security company serving customers throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico — about a new Monitronics/...Learn More

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