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Make sure to bookmark our Amazon Prime Day guide for the latest coverageSamsung has launched its own budget wireless security camera. The 1080p Samsung SmartThings Cam $90 connects via Wi Fi, but is controlled via the Samsung SmartThings app, so you can link it easily to other devices connected to the SmartThings smart home hub. Stay tuned for our review. Nest is rolling out an update to its security cameras that will prevent original camera owners from being able to access the feeds from cameras they've sold. As uncovered by Wirecutter, Nest cameras that had been connected to the Wink smart hub through Works With Nest were still accessible to the original owner, even after the camera had been reset to its factory settings. If you purchased a used Nest cam, you should make sure it's on the latest firmware version, which will fix this issue. The Blink XT security camera is getting a successor. The new Blink XT2 $99. 99 is an indoor/outdoor wireless security camera with a resolution of 1080p, two way talk, customizable motion detection zones, and free cloud storage for up to 120 minutes of video. It runs on two AA batteries, which should last up to two years. If you have an Amazon Echo device and an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or Fire TV, you can also ask Alexa to show a live feed from the XT2.

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Fueled by a plethora of new digital and wireless technology, the home security industry is growing 5 percent to 10 percent each year, according to multiple sources. Defenders, which was founded by husband and wife Dave and Jessica Lindsey in 1998, has grown at a 20 percent annual rate the past two years, with revenue projected to exceed $600 million this year. And with security systems in only 22 percent of U. S. households and home automation technology taking off, Defenders CEO Jim Boyce is confident there is still plenty of room for growth. “This is a great, great business,” Boyce told IBJ.