home security systems

  • IoT’s killer app is home security Crunch Network

    IoT’s killer app is home security

    IoT is most well-known as a quirky way of automating your home, like some fancy clapper or talking fridge. By and large, IoT has yet to have its “killer app” moment and become a mainstream success — mostly because people don’t recognize the tangible value in having a home full of connected devices. Then it struck me — perhaps IoT’s killer app is home security. Read More

  • Sequoia Backs Simplisafe In A Play For The Home Security Market

    Sequoia Backs Simplisafe In A Play For The Home Security Market

    Sequoia Capital has made a minority investment in the do-it-yourself home security company Simplisafe in a play on the home security and automation market, TechCrunch has learned. The investment from Sequoia came on the heels of Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs, which showed just how lucrative the home market can be. That deal netted a healthy return for investors… Read More

  • Video: Home Security System Uses Radio Signals To Detect Intruders

    Video: Home Security System Uses Radio Signals To Detect Intruders

    Video and infra-red were yesterday: Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, the NICT, is working on a home security and monitoring system that’s entirely based on radio signals. The main advantage of the so-called “RAdio-wave Mesh for Intruder Detection System” (RAMIDS) is that there are no blind spots in the areas screened anymore. Read More