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My Alarm Center launches new DIY division

LivSecure sells DIY install devices with 24/7 professional monitoring
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12/08/2015

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.—My Alarm Center launched LivSecure, a direct-to-consumer division focused on DIY-installed equipment paired with professional monitoring.

ISC East picks up steam, organizer says

Growing show focuses on hot topics this year
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10/05/2015

NORWALK, Conn.—Cyber security melding with physical security, dealers and installers competing with the DIY market, law enforcement’s wearable cameras: All will be hot topics at this year’s ISC East conference, scheduled for Nov. 18-19 in New York City.

Good news for dealers: Consumers still disappointed with DIY cameras

Satisfaction with other smart home devices slowly rising, Argus Insights says
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09/30/2015

LOS GATOS, Calif.—Consumers’ disappointment with DIY home security cameras could become a “renaissance” for traditional dealers, according to John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights. Customers need some help, he said, and dealers are positioned to do just that.

Novi looks to bridge gap between DIY/MIY and traditional companies

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

DIY and MIY—Monitor-It-Yourself—have been big topics lately. Gavin Tanner, VP of marketing for the new startup DIY security company Novi, told me that Novi is looking to “bridge the gap” between the DIY and traditional security companies.

World Wide competes with DIY cameras

Company to offer professionally monitored DIY cameras
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08/19/2015

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—World Wide Security, a full service security company based here, sees video monitoring as an avenue for growth, and plans to offer its own low-cost, self-installed cameras.

There’s a bright side for traditional dealers with DIY/MIY, really

UCC's Mark Matlock discusses opportunities in the market
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08/14/2015

First and foremost, I am careful not to plant any stakes in the ground regarding the future of this industry. I have been in the electronic security industry for 30 years, and I have never witnessed anything like the sweeping changes in the industry today, especially regarding DIY/MIY.

Don’t run from DIY, pros say at ESX 2015

Learn from it and leverage it
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07/06/2015

BALTIMORE—DIY is everywhere, the consumer-driven products are polished and are connected to powerful mobile apps, and it’s up to traditional security companies to decide whether they’re going to embrace it or dismiss it, according to panelists at ESX 2015.

It’s all about the Millennials

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It’s the Millennials who are the biggest DIY buyers, according to ESX 2015 panelists at a “DIY Security—Competition or Opportunity” discussion. 

Consumers ‘ho-hum’ about home automation?

Study says demand is down, products must become easier to use
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06/22/2015

LOS GATOS, Calif.—Advances in connected home technology were all the buzz at ISC West 2015, and recent studies point to a boom, too, but an alternative report from Argus Insights suggests that the big buzz is overrated. The market is stalling and may even be shrinking, it says.

Ex-ADT exec kick-starts Abode

Home security company exceeds fundraising goal
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05/20/2015

PALO ALTO, Calif.—A former ADT executive’s Kickstarter campaign to help finance a new DIY home security company exceeded its $100,000 goal, and the company, Abode, is up and running.

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