While no amount of security can guarantee against the possibility of an attack, major terrorist attacks around the world always serve as a clarion call, drawing people’s attention to security measures in their own towns, and many are increasingly beginning to turn their focus from indoors to outdoors and the perimeter surrounding the venues.
Alarm.com, a platform solution for the connected home and business, completed its previously announced acquisition of two business units, Connect and Piper, from Icontrol Networks after announcing it had reached a settlement with Honeywell, which had sued to stop the deal.
Camera manufacturer Hanwha Techwin America and software development company Camcloud have partnered to offer cameras that push video directly to the cloud and offer automatic updates and setup from smartphone apps.
After a two-week trial in Anchorage, Alaska, the United States District Court for the District of Alaska entered a judgment for just under $1.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the plaintiff, Security Alarm Financing Enterprises LP (SAFE), in its case against defendants, Alder Holdings LLC, Alarm Protection Technology LLC, Alarm Protection Technology Alaska LLC, and Alarm Protection Alaska LLC.
Police Protection, based in Charlotte, N.C., announced that security platform company Global Guardian, out of McLean, Va., is using its Cooperative Alarm Sharing Transmission (CAST) product and that a dozen large monitoring companies have agreed to pilot it.
Security professionals enjoyed the warm Tampa weather for the 2017 ESA Leadership Summit from February 12-15, 2017. The Leadership Summit is the annual conference hosted by ESA that is filled with engaging speakers, numerous one-on-one and networking opportunities, and group events. This year the summit drew more than 250 attendees.
Video doorbells can do much more than just show you who is on your porch; with new integrations with smartphones and other smart home products, video doorbells have become one of the hottest trends in smart home and should be part of every dealer’s offering.
It started out as a great concept. Maybe you remember walking up to certain porches that had large panels with dated speakers and a red button, announcing the fact that this home was equipped with Jetsons-like technology of a doorbell intercom.