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8. I remember thinking something along the lines of "Hmmm, not so far off from the truth. " I think there's a lot more surveillance that we know about or that we make ourselves aware of. How many times when signing up for a site or using an online app when there's a long contract of sort with all the indemnity and legal info do we actually read it before clicking "agree"?Or willingly give all of our info from a social media site that we keep open to just friends and family to every app we sign up for?It just seems as if it is starting to get out of hand and there is a huge difference between those who are IT savvy and those who are not in terms of protecting themselves and the ability to potentially monitor others. Just two months ago, Vivint entered into a voluntary compliance agreement with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. Vivint, according to the agreement, “shall not make any misrepresentations and/or false or misleading statements, directly or by implication, which have the tendency or effect of deceiving or misleading consumers. ” Among the issues cited—which will sound familiar to Palm Coast complainants: the company made claims that it was affiliated with another company or agency when it wasn’t, it made claims that it was upgrading an existing security system when it wasn’t, it’s claimed that an existing security has either gone out of business or merged with another, when that was not the case, and so on. Less than two months earlier, the company agreed to a similar settlement with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office after consumers filed complaints that Vivint claimed, according to BBB documents, “that its home security equipment was free, but failed to disclose the existence or amount of installation, activation and monitoring fees associated with the system. Vivint door to door sales representatives misrepresented the price of continued monthly monitoring fees, made representations that it was providing an upgrade to the consumer’s current home security system; that the consumer’s current security system company was no longer in business; or that Vivint was otherwise part of or authorized to continue monitoring the consumer’s current home security system. ”Mugford provided the city with a list of 13 customers he said Alarmpro “lost due to ViVint and their authorized agent ARM Security causing our customers to break their contracts with Alarmpro, Inc. ” At least two customers have since switched back after checking Vivint’s record.

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They keep an excellent and constant record of everything that goes on, a record that could be incredibly valuable. In government buildings the threat of crime and terrorism is combated with indoor security cameras and other measures. The cameras there are often not discrete they are meant to be seen and taken note of at all times. In both case, having indoor security cameras protecting the employees and visitors have stopped and solved countless actual and would be crimes. Once installed and powered up, you download the relevant app and connect to the device wirelessly. Then, when the alarm goes off, not only do you receive an audio alert—many include helpful voice instructions instead of just a siren—your smart phone also tells you what the problem is whether it’s smoke or CO, which alarm was activated, and sometimes even the severity of the smoke. Many smart smoke detectors hook into additional smart home gear and IFTTT, so you can get even more clever by having the lights start flashing if smoke has been detected, for example. Perhaps the biggest benefit of a smart smoke detector: No more hunting down midnight chirps, since you’ll also get phone based notifications about dying batteries. The Nest Protect is one of the most mature smart smoke alarms on the market, and it’s a no brainer of a choice if you want one of the most sophisticated and reliable smart smoke detectors out there. Alarms are varied, integrated lighting is color coded based on the type of threat, and the product includes helpful voice alerts when activated. In testing, our phone was alerted almost immediately, and the app couldn’t be simpler to master.