In today’s weekly news round-up, part 6 of our series on Home Automation looks at the expanding number of devices and services that are now being offered. Monitronics Security is continuing to stress the importance of professional monitoring services to its dealers and their customers as a critical component of recurring monthly revenue (RMR).

On the topic of social media use within the security industry, Honeywell is leveraging Twitter to bring higher levels of situational awareness and emergency communications to its life safety products. A recent conference by ADT Security Services focused on deceptive alarm sales practices and the need to report such practices. Deborah L.O’Mara highlights the necessity to educate consumers and alarm companies about fraudulent home sales initiatives. Finally, Vidsys CEO & Founder James I.Chong discusses PSIM transition to Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) in our latest Expert Commentary article. Read more security news…