In the face of growing reports of threats on Jewish people and institutions nationwide, the Community Security Service (CSS) is launching a new app called the Jewish Security Application (JSA). JSA empowers individuals to report suspicious activity and document anti-Semitic incidents quickly and accurately from their smartphones. JSA also provides a panic button to alert local authorities to immediate threats.
Iveda, worldwide enabler of cloud-based video surveillance and data management through the licensing of its Sentir® platform, announced the launch of its IvedaHome doorbell security camera. The doorbell camera is a standalone product that retails for about $149 in the U.S. It can also be bundled with Iveda’s IvedaHome automation and security system. Iveda’s doorbell camera is a DIY (do-it-yourself) product that can easily be installed to replace the existing doorbell in most homes or offices. It serves as eyes and ears to what’s outside the front door using a smartphone or tablet.
Ring first broke into home security with its Ring Video Doorbell. When someone rings the doorbell, an alert is sent to your smartphone and you can view and talk to whoever’s at your door. Alternatively, the doorbell can begin recording when it detects motion at your door and send alerts to your phone. And thanks to its built-in infrared LEDs, the camera works at night. The $199 Ring Stick Up Cam works in a similar fashion, save for the doorbell part. Ring’s goal is to help ease your security fears by providing multiple products that complement one another instead of forcing you to buy a doorbell from Ring and an outdoor security camera from another company.
SpotCam, the cloud home monitoring service startup, announces a new Motion Masking feature for its SpotCam Wi-Fi home monitoring camera. Found in professional security camera systems, SpotCam’s new motion masking feature, attained by updating to the latest firmware, allows users to configure the camera to only monitor motions for a specified area. This feature is built to reduce false alarms
Regional wireless carrier US Cellular recently launched OnLook, a new home automation and security system. The OnLook digital home automation system was developed by US Cellular with the help of Alarm.com, a firm that specializes in providing solutions for managing homes over cellular networks, including house security, environmental monitoring, and home control. US Cellular’s OnLook service offers many tiers according to the customer’s home management and security needs.
Throggs Neck Houses on track for upgrades and safety improvements with state aid. – Three NYCHA complexes in the Bronx will get nearly $4 million in state grants to bolster safety measures and upgrades, officials said. The money will be spread across the Sack Wern, Pelham Parkway, and Throggs Neck public housing developments, said state Sen. Jeff Klein, who helped secure the funds.
The residential security market will never be the same. In 2012, several MSOs (multiple-system operators) in the USA began offering home automation in conjunction with security which has altered the perception and demand from end-users. Prior to this paradigm shift, the use of a residential burglar alarm system was often a purchase to protect a property and in many cases, an ‘after the fact’ purchase as a result of a break in.
Is this the year of the smart home? If so, it looks like security and home control are two of the driving forces. According to a new research report by Parks Associates, about 64 percent of the smart devices currently in the home are part of security or home control systems. The report, Evolution of […]
Despite a strong Neighborhood Watch Program and regular police patrols, Mike Hinchcliff’s upscale Brentwood neighborhood was still experiencing a handful of major crimes annually. So, he banded together with fellow neighbors to add a third element of crime prevention. After installing a neighborhood video surveillance system in spring 2013, the Sterling Preserve subdivision at the […]
Global Link Response Centre, Inc. is now offering monitoring services for Bosch intrusion detection systems. The company recently installed a CONETTIX D6100IPv6 Communications Receiver/Gateway, enabling it to receive communications from Bosch control panels. Located in Toronto, Global Link Response Centre provides professional and reliable monitoring and security services to thousands of homes and businesses across […]