CES Roundup: New Security Systems, Smart Home Products, And More

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show is ending today — a number of new security and smart home products have made their recent debuts, and we’ve highlighted a few of them during the past week. Here’s our rundown.

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New Cameras

Canary announced its new Canary View, a $99 indoor security camera that comes with most of the features you’ll find in the company’s flagship camera, but at a lower price.

Ring introduced new Stick Up Cams, new security cameras which can be placed virtually anywhere. The company also announced the acquisition of an LED lighting company and the introduction of its own outdoor security smart lighting system.

Abode debuted its Iota, a security gateway with a built-in 1080p HD camera that can connect with Z-Wave, Zigbee, RF devices, and Apple’s HomeKit.

RCA entered the home security space with its new Video Doorbell Camera. It has features comparable to other doorbell cams.

Angee has announced the official launch of its Kickstarted security system, which is designed to “respect your privacy” by turning away when you’re at home.

SimpliSafe unveiled a redesigned version of its home security system, with more powerful features and a sleeker, updated look.

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Other Products And Services

iDevices Instinct is a smart light switch which features Amazon’s Alexa built directly into it — you can give a voice command straight to the light switch.

Google announced its “smart displays” — speakers with video screens and Google Assistant built in, to rival the offerings of Amazon. A number of manufacturers will be releasing their own versions of a Google smart display, including JBL, Lenovo, and LG.

August announced its own in-home package delivery service, in conjunction with Deliv. The service works with August (and some Yale) smart locks.

Tile is bringing its tracking technology to products from other companies, including Bose headphones and Samsonite luggage.

Vivint’s new Streety app aims to create a network of outdoor cameras to keep an eye on an entire neighborhood.

For more info, check out our review of the best home security cameras. 

Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy is the former editor in chief of Security Baron. Before, he has worked as a freelance writer and editor at websites like Wirecutter.com and iLounge.com along with publications like the Lockport Union Sun & Journal and the Greater Niagara Newspapers. With digital and print experience under his belt, Phil has a passion for all things technology including home security, cyber security, and the smart home. His bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland College Park initially landed Phil his first job at the Beaver County Times, which has lead to over 15 years of experience as a journalist.

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