Qolsys, a provider of security and smart home technology, announced that, in partnership with Alarm.com, disarm images captured by the built-in 5MP panel camera on the IQ Panel 2 Plus now include face recognition powered by Alarm.com.
The home remodeling market in the U.S. expanded by more than 50 percent since the end of the Great Recession, according to Improving America’s Housing 2019, a new report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.
Recent reporting by Business Insider, CNN Business and many other publications have highlighted the undisclosed, on-board microphone discovered in Google’s Nest Guard Security Device — raising serious privacy concerns among consumers. The Monitoring Association (TMA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA), trade associations representing professionals who install and monitor security and life safety technologies in homes and businesses, call into question the validity of Google’s published statements concerning the use of microphones in security devices.
Security dealers are increasingly taking advantage of the plethora of new technologies, business models and opportunities in the security alarm space, and seem to have found their footing in a rapidly changing landscape.
Doomsday didn’t happen. For all the concern many security dealers have shown in recent years — particularly about the rapidly changing residential market — all indicators seem to finally point to what was always the hope in the midst of the fear: that all the new entrants, technologies and business models would start to grow the pie for all.
Parks Associates announced Alarm.com, Comcast, Control4, KB Home and Lennar will be the keynote speakers at the 23rd annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference. The research firm also announced the agenda for the conference, which will take place May 21-23, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.
Control4 Corporation, a global provider of smart home solutions, announced the debut of the Control4 Tiny Smart Home, a compact, 250-square-foot smart home designed to give architects, builders and designers an interactive, design-forward smart technology experience at Design Construction Week 2019 at IBS in Control4 booth SU443.