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ADT announces new Command and Control security system

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Traditional security services firm ADT has previously partnered with Samsung SmartThings on a connected home solution, but at CES 2019 it's going it alone. The Command and Control security system consists of a new tablet-esque hub and app for your phone, distinct from the preexisting ADT Pulse.

The Command Panel has a 7-inch touchscreen and built-in camera that can be used to disarm the system when you arrive home. Dynamic scenes and rules can be created in tandem with your other smart home devices, and voice control integrations work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

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ADT announces new Command and Control security system was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Ring announces new alarm sensors, smart locks, and Alexa voice control

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Ring launched its Z-wave security system last summer for $199, and now the company is releasing more sensors that can be used with it. At the same time, Ring has partnered with several lock makers to sell compatible products on the Ring site while also adding Alexa voice control features.

Since Amazon now owns Ring, Alexa integration is no surprise — there's no Google Assistant here. The new smart sensors consist of health-focused modules and a Dome siren.

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Ring announces new alarm sensors, smart locks, and Alexa voice control was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Swann wired security cameras now support Google Assistant voice commands

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

We cover plenty of home security cameras here at AP, but they're usually from upstart tech firms or larger companies entering into the market. Swann has been an industry leader since way before smart home security became accessible to the masses, and it's announcing that its wired security systems are now compatible with the Google Assistant.

Thanks to the new integration, Swann systems can now be controlled hands-free through a Google Home device.

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Swann wired security cameras now support Google Assistant voice commands was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

New Alexa skill ‘Away Mode’ wards off potential burglars using the power of awkward conversations

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

When you leave your home for an extended time, you have a handful of ways to deter would-be burglars, including sticking signs with a security company's logo in your lawn or on your apartment door, scheduling lights to turn on at certain hours, or owning a dog with a vicious bark. But now a new Alexa skill called "Away Mode" lets you tap into the power of awkward conversations to make crooks think twice before barging into your abandoned abode.

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New Alexa skill 'Away Mode' wards off potential burglars using the power of awkward conversations was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Canary partners with Noonlight to introduce Safety Button

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Canary is known for its popular smart home security cameras, but it's now adding a new feature to its app that'll help keep you safe when out and about, too. It's joining forces with Noonlight, a service that integrates with other connected platforms such as Google Home, IFTTT, and Alexa to trigger emergency responses when you're in danger.

With help from Noonlight, Canary is adding a Safety Button to its app that can immediately share your GPS location and personal details with first responders.

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Canary partners with Noonlight to introduce Safety Button was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

August announces Alarm.com partnership to make its door lock even smarter

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

August's Smart Lock Pro is a popular option for those looking to add a connected front door lock to their smart home setup, and now it's getting even better thanks to a new partnership. Integrating with the Alarm.com platform opens August's lock up to a wide ecosystem of smart home security solutions including DSC, Interlogix, and Nortek.

The integration brings new features to both the August and Alarm.com apps, such as a timed auto-lock, location-based reminders, and one-touch remote locking.

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August announces Alarm.com partnership to make its door lock even smarter was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Final day, closing in on $3 million] The Eufy EverCam wireless security camera promises a year of battery life, and is now funded on Kickstarter

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Most home security cameras need to be plugged into power, but there are a few that made do with batteries. Even the best wireless cameras currently on the market need a recharge every couple months, but Eufy (an Anker company) has an alternative. The EverCam has a humongous battery that offers a full year of operation on a charge. You can't get one yet, but you can join the Kickstarter.

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[Update: Final day, closing in on $3 million] The Eufy EverCam wireless security camera promises a year of battery life, and is now funded on Kickstarter was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Ring Alarm is available for pre-order at $199, ships July 4th

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Home security systems used to require professional installers to string wires throughout your home, but no more. Several consumer electronics companies have launched new "smart" security systems. Ring announced its security platform last year, but the launch ran into legal issues. Now, it's finally available for pre-order with an expected ship date of July 4th.

Ring announced the system as Ring Protect, but now it's going with Ring Alarm instead. That's a bit on the nose, don't you think?

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Ring Alarm is available for pre-order at $199, ships July 4th was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

IFTTT adds 10 new channels for Sengled, Linn, Securmate, PG&E, and more

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

IFTTT (if this, then that) is an expansive, free automation platform that helps users connect apps, services, and devices. The possibilities are aplenty, and now there are 10 new channels open for use. Most are related to controlling and settings triggers for smart lighting, security, and energy systems at home.

Here are the 10 newest IFTTT channels:

  • Sengled: Automate your Sengled smart light bulbs and hubs (Element or ZigBee) with triggers for time of day, your location, weather, Spotify activity, and more.
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IFTTT adds 10 new channels for Sengled, Linn, Securmate, PG&E, and more was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Arlo Pro 3-pack at all-time low of $400 on Amazon ($180 off)

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Wireless home security is a neat market, with plenty of offerings from many good companies. There's a nice deal on of the more popular options, Netgear's Arlo brand. The Pro 3-pack is currently on sale for $399.99, an all-time low. This means that you'll save $180 on the bundle, which is nothing to scoff at.

Bear in mind that this deal relates to the Arlo Pro, not the Pro 2.

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[Deal Alert] Arlo Pro 3-pack at all-time low of $400 on Amazon ($180 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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