News & Resources

News & Resources

Navigate current challenges with COVID-specific news to know, industry updates and more.


COVID-19 Industry Impact

Security Systems News has created this hub for comprehensive COVID-19 coverage and impact on the security industry.

Guide to State and Local COVID-19 Programs

Security Industry Association is maintaining this guide to state and local COVID-19 programs.

How to Handle a Home Service Call During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Consumer Reports published this guide for handling home services calls during COVID-19.

Security News

“RMR Potential of Smart Home Devices on the Rise” (SSI): New research from Parks Associates highlights a widening consumer base for monitoring services and related smart home devices.

“ Wins 2020 CE Pro BEST Product Award” (Security Today): On My Way, a key feature of the MobileTech application for technicians, is the 2020 CE Pro BEST Product award winner for the Tools, Testing and Calibration category.

“Video Monitoring & COVID-19” (SDM): Video monitoring is primed to help businesses navigate COVID-19

“Millions of Americans Have Moved Due to Coronavirus” (Bloomberg): Millions of Americans have moved since the outbreak began, and a majority did so in order to reduce the risk of contracting the virus. The data provides more evidence that the long-term trend of moving away from large cities will be accelerated by COVID-19.

“Housing Hardship Index” (Bankrate): BankRate’s housing hardship index sheds light on which state economies are being hard hit and which are continuing to return to growth.

“The Benefits of Whole Home Control & How to Profit Off Them” (SSI): This article covers the benefits top user interfaces for today’s smart home have to offer, including user features, security and automation functions, ease of installation and more.

“How Home Automation Can Keep Homes Sanitized During the Pandemic” (SSI): Thanks to features like geofencing and Bluetooth disarming, today’s control panels can allow for a completely automated and touchless home experience.

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