International research firm Parks Associates announced that Tom Kerber, Director of IoT Strategy, examines key trends in the residential home security market and how smart safety and security products impact the competitive landscape. The firm recently released the consumer research Smart Home Devices: User Experience, which shows security is the strongest driver for smart home adoption.
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.
NETGEAR®, a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses, and service providers announced that it has acquired Placemeter, Inc., an industry leader in computer vision analytics. Placemeter’s world-class engineering talent will be integrated into NETGEAR’s Arlo Smart Home Security team, and their proprietary computer vision algorithms will be used to build leading video analytics solutions for the Arlo platform.
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.
Myfox, the European smart home security expert, today announced that it will unveil its new Myfox Security System at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) in Las Vegas. CES 2015 marks both the company’s US launch and the launch of a new standard in home security. The new Myfox Security System along with other new Myfox products will be introduced at CES. Unveiled on January 4 and showcased throughout the duration of CES 2015 at Sands Booth 71429.
Select Security is proud to announce that it has expanded into Kentucky with the acquisition of three local companies. Over the past several months, Select Security has welcomed the employees and several thousand customers from Comstar Systems in Bowling Green, AAA Systems in Elizabethtown and Bardstown Alarm in Bardstown, KY.
SpotCam, the cloud home monitoring service startup, announces a new Time Lapse feature for its SpotCam Wi-Fi home monitoring camera. The new time lapse capability combined with SpotCam’s free 24 hours of cloud based recording lets users easily review a day’s worth of video footage in seconds.
Think of Cocoon as a guard dog (dogs are known for their ability to hear ultrasound, or sound frequencies above 20,000 Hz, while infrasound is below 20 Hz but you get the idea); one that can send you a push notification and an email whenever something seems amiss. And of course, it can also detect run-of-the-mill sound frequencies too.<
The Arlo wireless home security camera is capable of recording high-definition footage from anywhere on your wireless network and its battery-powered requiring no wires to be installed for installation. The Arlo Smart Home Security Camera offers many desirable capabilities and benefits that will make remote monitoring hassle-free, day or night, indoors or out.
Is the Homeboy, interesting product name, a DropCam replacement. Here’s an excerpt from PCWorld’s take on this potential competitor to DropCam.[SL]
If you’re looking for an IP camera for home security, you’ll want to know about Homeboy. It remedies almost every drawback I’ve seen in security cameras. It doesn’t cost a fortune. And you’ll be able to buy one soon—without having to participate in a crowd-funding campaign.
If Homeboy looks familiar, it’s because it built on the intellectual property developed for the Hive camera that garnered a lot of attention about two years ago, but that was ultimately never brought to market.
Homeboy runs on a rechargeable battery, so you can put it virtually anywhere indoors (it’s not weatherized against the elements). It eliminates the expense associated with a monitoring service that can contact an emergency dispatcher, but it delivers some of the most important benefits a paid monitoring service provides. It can function as a stand-alone device, or you can integrate it into your home-control system to trigger other devices, such as a light switch.