Deep Sentinel unveiled a new product designed for small-to-medium businesses: Deep Sentinel for Business. Providing after-hours protection against crimes like vandalism and theft, Deep Sentinel for Business features many of the same benefits as Deep Sentinel’s home security product. Weatherproof cameras use AI to detect potential threats, alerting one of the company’s LiveSentinel™ guards to any unusual activity.
In contrast to exposed smart doorbells, the theft-proof indoor Brinno DUO camera provides a clear image of visitors via a built-in 2.7-inch LCD screen, transforming the hard-to-see peephole into clear front head-to-shoulder images. These images are automatically saved onto an SD card locally in the device. For residents not at home, they can use Brinno’s app to see a live view of their front door area or check the visitor log remotely anywhere and at any time.
In 2016, there were an estimated 1,053,000 home burglaries in the United States, according to FBI data. That means there’s a burglary about every 30 seconds. Burglars tend to avoid houses with security systems. According to a University of North Carolina at Charlotte survey of convicted burglars, 83 percent said they would try to determine if an alarm were present before attempting a burglary, and 60 percent said they would seek an alternative target if there was an alarm.
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.
Ever wondered who was standing on the front porch, ringing the doorbell? Maybe it was the neighbor or the mailman. Maybe it was someone unfamiliar. DefenDoor — the affordable, smart doorbell and camera — is perfect for those moments.
There’s a new system that allows you to screen your visitors just like you screen your calls, keep your home safely monitored while you’re out, and even receive updates when your family members return home safely. Its name is DefenDoor.
While most large incumbent ISPs have rushed head-first into the home security and home automation market, few of those companies have been willing to specify how many users have signed up for such services – suggesting they’re not yet seeing quite the uptake they’d like. One other threat has now arisen for ISPs looking to be home security experts: lawsuits.
"Icontrol has invested more than a decade and many millions of dollars in research and development, and this investment has generated technology that we believe is now fundamental in leading home automation and security networks," said Bob Hagerty, CEO of Icontrol Networks. "We have filed today’s actions to safeguard our investment in the backbone of Icontrol’s connected home platform. We are committed to protecting our intellectual property and the advantages it provides to our partners and customers."
Kronosight, a startup composed of Asus, Acer, and HTC alums, launched a Kickstarter campaign on June 10 for Sentri, a DIY home security system with a distinct Apple vibe. Within 48 hours, Sentri had already exceeded its $200,000 funding goal — so far, it has 706 backers and $236,968 in pledges. Contributions of $249 or […]
The San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to yet another fire that may be linked to zero-clearance fireplace, but a home security camera helped the residents of the home escape unharmed. County Fire received a report of a house fire at the 8000 block of Kingston Avenue Hesperia on Friday just before 6 a.m., according […]
CPR Dummy Security System I just read a story about a man from Detroit that uses CPR manikins as part of his home security. He’s dressed them up in clothing and placed them by windows and doorways. And so far, it seems to have worked. He got the idea from someone that was using the same tactic across town from him. I wonder if that person didn’t get the idea from a scene in the movie Home Alone , where Kevin McCallister uses a variety of manikins and other human shaped items to fool some thieves into thinking that there was a party going on. This is on top of other security provisions including a pair of guard dogs, flood lights, alarms, bars on doors and windows, and two re-enforced doors. He’s had police officers stop, take a look, and then tell him what a great idea it was. He has also placed security cameras in their eyes and mouths from time to time. If you’re just driving past the house, you might glance over and think there are real people sitting there, and you wouldn’t be the first. “A car will come by and they pick my place because I keep it nice. They’ll slow down, see the dummies and take off. They come back around and look again. Eventually if they figure out they are dummies they are also figuring out that now they’re being watched. They keep moving. They don’t stop,” he said. “What’s behind those […]
[November 06, 2013] DALLAS, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — AT&T* today announced that on Friday, Nov. 8 it will launch Digital Life in Colorado Springs along with five other markets: Bridgeport, Memphis, Mobile, New Haven and Pensacola. AT&T Digital Life ® makes customers’ lives easier by simplifying the management of their home. Digital Life offers security, convenience and peace of mind, in a customizable and easy-to-use experience from smartphones, tablets or PCs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120612/DA23287LOGO ) Beginning Friday, customers in these six new markets can receive a live demo and purchase Digital Life in company owned retail stores. Including the new markets launching, Digital Life ends the year with 58 markets across the U.S. With Digital Life, customers can use their existing home broadband provider, and any wireless phone service, and enjoy the security and convenience of a home management system with the flexibility to meet their unique needs. — Actively Protected & In Control: The foundation of Digital Life is complete home security with 24/7 professional monitoring that allows you to know what is happening at home, or where an event has occurred. Through AT&T-owned and operated, U.S.-based monitoring centers, professionals will respond to emergencies and alert police and fire authorities. — Seamlessly Connected: Digital Life is an all-digital, fully integrated, wireless home management system, giving customers flexibility to manage their home from their smartphone, tablet or PC. Our takeover module lets you easily extend your existing security system and investment. The Digital Life application is available […]