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Should Smart Home Devices Talk to Your Insurance Company?

5.22.18 – Electronic House The majority of homeowners like the idea, here are some smart home devices that can do the job. Parks Associates research indicates that almost 60 percent of U.S. broadband households with insurance are likely to buy smart home devices with detection/prevention features and nearly 50 percent of U.S. broadband households with insurance […]

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6 Reasons to Reduce False Fire Alarms

6 Reasons to Reduce False Fire Alarms Fire departments in the United States responded to more than 2.6 million false fire alarms in 2016, according to Statista. Here are a half-dozen ways help curtail the problem. 5.21.18 SSI – Jamie Paul   False fire alarms continue to be a problem for the fire service, schools, businesses […]

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How GDPR Privacy Rules Could Hamper Smart Home AI

According to industry analysts, the GDPR may cause serious problems for businesses, including higher AI costs, practical limitations, and legal risks. CE Pro Editors · May 22, 2018 In a recent article by CE Pro’s sister publication, Robotics Business Review, the site did a deep-dive into the ramifications of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect […]

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More Great Hiring Tips

More Great Hiring Tips in Tight Labor Market: Join Industry Forums, Pay for Referrals 5.16.18 – CEPro -Experienced home-technology integrator suggests participating in industry forums to find potential employees with the right skillsets, and offering generous bonuses for referrals. The combination of an expanding economy (more business coming in the door) and a tight job […]

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Are Your Customers Following These Home Security Do’s and Don’ts?

Are Your Customers Following These Home Security Do’s and Don’ts? 5.17.18 – SSI – A veteran security and safety analyst offers home security best practices to share with your customers. With the pure amount of security solutions available to consumers, homeowners are better protected than ever. However, one can’t rely solely on security cameras and motion sensors. […]

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How to Get RMR By Adding Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

5.7.18 – SSI – In the home automation world, the term “video verification”  is used pretty casually. An alarm goes off, and maybe a video camera is pulled up to see if there’s a bad guy on the premises. In the security industry, however, the term has a more formal meaning, generally referring to video […]

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Why It’s Important to Proactively Reach Out to Your Customers

4.3.18 – SSI – Mark Matlock Following up after alarm and service calls allows you to ensure customers are satisfied, in addition to giving you an opportunity to upsell your services. Throughout my years in the industry, I’ve noticed a troubling sentiment from many alarm dealers who think that “No news is good news! As long […]

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Guide to New Tax Incentives for Security and Fire Protection Systems

3.23.18 – SIA The Security Industry Association has prepared the following information page and a downloadable version (PDF) to SIA members and the broader security industry in an effort to clarify how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides financial incentives for businesses to invest in security and life safety systems. We encourage all members to share […]

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