Could Better IoT Standards Reduce Cybercriminal Activity?

The challenge for developers will be in building complex security structures that don't hamper device usability.

Teodoor Introduces World's Smallest Smart Lock to Improve Convenience and Home Security

The lock enables "hands-free" access with ensured security to simplify and hasten the user's entry. Using advanced recognition technology, access codes, and combinations of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the smart lock grants access to approved users without the added hassle of searching for keys or your smartphone to unlock the door.

Leviton Introduces New Wireless Room Controller System

New control system engineered to provide advanced wireless control to LED retrofits using Philips® InstantFit LED lamps with EasySmart technology

More Than 4 Billion Smart Home Sensors to be Installed Globally by 2022, ABI Says

Sheri Kasprzak for PDDNet: Smart homes are the wave of the future. That future could include more than 4 billion smart home sensors installed in homes around the world by 2022, according to ABI Research, a technology market research firm.

ADT Hits Industry Milestone; Company Announces 2 Millionth ADT Pulse Home Automation Customer

Last month, ADT LLC, a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, surpassed the 2 million customer milestone for its groundbreaking Pulse interactive security platform.

Americans: Smart Homes Are Cool, But Too Expensive

Tom Bryant for PCMag: Americans like the idea of smart homes, but when it comes to actually paying the bill for stuffing their houses and apartments with futuristic Internet of Things (IoT) tech and devices, they balk. Just 27 percent of Americans have purchased a connected home device, although 71 would appreciate the ability to monitor their home while they're away, according to a survey of 2,177 adults commissioned by home automation company Wink.

More Than 80 Percent of Insurance Carriers Believe Leveraging Smart Home and IoT Technology Will Attract New Customers and Improve Customer Relationships

NTT DATA study finds a carrier-consumer perception gap; Market unknowns and pricing barriers may stand in the way of Smart Home adoption

Disruptive Forces in the Home Security Market highlights trends in security industry ahead of ISC West

Parks Associates: Security research from Parks Associates shows that adoption of interactive services among U.S. households with professional security monitoring has experienced a 50% CAGR from 2011 to 2016, reaching more than 8.3 million U.S. households. Adoption of interactive security services, such as monitoring through an app and mobile control, will grow at an estimated 13% CAGR from 2016 to 2021, according to Parks Associates' forecasts from Home Security NUMBERS™.

Navigating Security Concerns in Smart Home Automation

A massive internet breach last October of the cloud-based internet performance management company Dyn left millions of homeowners open to hackers simply because their smart home devices were still using a standardized manufacturer's password.

World of Holes: So, You're Going to Solve the DDoS, Hacker Problem

The challenge is the individual things that are connected are targets for hackers, whackers and cyberthieves. Nothing worse than your thing(s) filled with malware or being held for ransom until you cough up a few hundred Bitcoins and hope there is such a thing as honor among thieves.

Choosing the Right Category Cable for the Home

Future proofing your network now, in preparation for tomorrow's technologies, is worth the added expense. It can save you the hassle and cost of a complete rip and replace later down the road.

Drones and robots are headed to ISC West 2017

Spencer Ives for Security Systems News: The Unmanned Security Expo will have its own section of the show floor, marked by banners and different colored carpeting. The area will feature a "flying cage" that allows ground-based robots and aerial drones to display their movement capabilities. The expo currently has about 30 exhibitors, according to Sessa, with more still joining as of mid-March.

2017 Is the Year of DIY Home Security

Landline phone coverage is of the utmost importance and a service we take for granted. You may be shocked to learn that in many cases, cell phones aren't able to accurately transmit your location to 911 dispatchers.

How to Choose the Right Home Security System

A security system can alert you any time someone enters or leaves your house. Apart from thieves, this can be a great feature for those with young kids who might try to open doors when adults aren't looking.

New CTA Smart Home Security Checklist for Tech Installers Will Improve Consumers' IoT Security

"To better safeguard consumers' privacy and sensitive information, CTA created the first-ever tool designed by installers, for installers, that outlines existing best practices, standards and methods for today's smart home security challenges."

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