Google spends $450mn on ADT to integrate Nest-based home security

Google’s Nest hardware is to be combined with ADT’s security, professional installation and monitoring service. The goal is to create a fully integrated set of devices, software and services for the secure smart home.

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ComfyLight Kickstarter campaign launched for smart light to protecting homes from intruders

ComfyLight – the smart security light and CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honouree – announced that it will launch its Kickstarter campaign with the aim of raising 50,000 Euros. The new and unique home security solution comes in the form of an LED lamp with the goal to actively protect homes from burglars.

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How secure is your IoT ‘home security’ system?

Following news this week that vulnerabilities have been found in the Xfinity Home Security system provided by Comcast, the world’s largest broadcasting and cable company* it is fair to ask how secure ‘IoT security’ systems really are. As Jeremy Cowan asks, who guards the guardians? 

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Apple and Ecobee deal on smart thermostat industry may force other OEMs into partnerships

Last week Ecobee, Inc. announced that their new smart thermostat, the Ecobee 3, will be sold at Apple Stores in the United States. This is the first Ecobee thermostat sold by Apple that is the HomeKit enabled, says Omar Talpur, analyst for Security and Building Technologies at IHS.

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Telenor provides wireless connectivity for Dutch security system

Sector Alarm, a provider of security and safety for residential homes, has picked Telenor Connexion as its supplier of wireless connectivity for home alarms and security systems in the Netherlands.

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