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Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges – CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

6.7.18 – CEPro – Front-door security swelled over the past year, as the largest smart-home pros picked up more brands of video doorbells and smart locks. The category itself got a big mass-market boost from giants like Amazon and Walmart, which introduced systems for unattended access for in-home deliveries. In the video-doorbell category, more CE Pro […]

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NFPA Impact on Emergency Communications Is a Model for Industry Change

NFPA 72’s signaling code shift that allows the overriding of the fire alarm control panel in the event of a non-fire emergency represents the potential for innovation in the industry. In essence, by simply tracing back to its addition of signaling to the NFPA 72 code, the association has disrupted the industry in a positive way. The […]

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Texas governor proposes 40-page recommendation to beef up school security

5.30.18 – SIW – DALLAS — Beefing up armed security, expanding the program allowing armed teachers and enhancing mental health services are among the options Gov. Greg Abbott offered to schools Wednesday in his effort to make Texas schools safer amid a rash of mass shootings. Abbott’s plan also includes a gun lock giveaway, a […]

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FARA & NESA Release NEW Video Verification Standard

The new standard was developed jointly by the False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) and the National Electronic Security Alliance (NESA). The standard covers: Definitions, Central Station/Monitoring Facility Procedures, Video Quality & Storage, Installation and User Responsibilities. FARA & NESA hope to provide guidance for the responsible and effective use of video to attempt to verify […]

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New research shows Wi-Fi’s surveillance superpower

4.10.18 – Wi-Fi NOW New research shows that discarded data from Wi-Fi systems can be used for indoor surveillance systems. While X-ray vision seems like something that belongs only in the comic books, research shows that it is indeed possible to use Wi-Fi to see through walls. Researchers in Denmark have discovered a way to […]

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