Who would you expect such a reaction from? Probably a rich, techie tycoon or at the very least a gaming geek? As a vendor that serves many ISP’s, I can testify that only a handful of premium customers get these speeds. Well, not this time! This was the reaction of a “Digital Alien” in a Cleveland homeless shelter.
Essence USA, a leading provider of connected living solutions, has partnered with Affiliated, the United States’ number one call center monitoring company, to launch a robust and customizable dealer program centered around Essence’s innovative suite of PERS products. The fully customizable program gives dealers a range of options about how to best run their PERS offerings, including order fulfillment – direct to the consumer or distributed to the dealer, customer service, invoicing and collections, equipment retrieval, and refurbishment, and branding options.
Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, announces the launch of iotega, its next generation wireless security and automation platform designed to provide safer, smarter, living for homes and businesses. iotega is an innovative security and lifestyle management platform, which is supported by Tyco Security Product’s trusted, full-featured security technology and facilitates home automation enhancements and add-ons via software apps running on additional devices. Discrete in design, iotega includes a touch keypad, as well as optional 7″ Wi-Fi capacitive touchscreens, wireless keypad arming stations and flexible software app compatibility.
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.