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Threat Actors Are Using Unsecure IP Camera Systems to Hide From IT

Cybersecurity firm Mandiant has published a detailed analysis of a new threat actor that has been observed remaining undetected in victim environments for at 18 months by installing backdoors on IP cameras appliances that do not support security tools and leveraging a large IoT botnet to spy on organizations involved in large corporate transactions. According […]

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ROI from DEI: Realizing the Power of Diversity

Businesses don’t like to give away their trade secrets. However, I’m going to let you in on ClearTech’s secret weapon: We don’t just practice diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) — we embrace it. Every ounce of energy we put into DEI has been returned to us many times over. Diversity isn’t an uncommon topic in […]

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2022 Home Entertainment Report

The home entertainment category continued strong growth in 2021 even with the challenges of the chip shortage. The average integrator completed ten home theaters last year which is on par with 2020. However, our research shows that there were a number of uncompleted home theater projects that were halted by the struggle in obtaining the […]

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Security Pros Must Utilize These Opportunities in the Smart Home

The home security industry has experienced meaningful growth in the past few years, despite the impact of the pandemic. Parks Associates research of 10,000 Internet households shows that now 36% of U.S. Internet households own a home security system, up from 26% in 2018. Parks Associates’ most recent survey of security installers/dealers found that dealers’ […]

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Using Technology to Navigate the Great Resignation

We’ve all seen the headlines: people are pausing, reassessing and resigning in droves on a global scale. And we’ve felt it personally: friends, family members and colleagues announcing their “Big Quit” on LinkedIn as they’ve hit the reset button over the past 24 months. The trend began in early 2021 and while it’s slowed a […]

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Creating Magic with Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting combines two of the hottest areas for custom integrators right now — lighting and outdoor technology — and distributor Lighting BOSS aims to be a one-stop resource for dealers. “It’s a phenomenal industry to be in especially right now and everybody’s upgrading their homes and their exteriors,” says Ryan Jaso, founder of Lighting […]

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How to Ramp Up Your Residential Network Revenues Routine

Home networks are the backbone of modern communications. They allow homeowners to have instant control of unlimited technologies — their entertainment systems, security systems, surveillance and beyond. Historically, security integrators have long understood that a reliable Internet connection is required to maintain user satisfaction and ensure home protection. But the reality is, the networking needs […]

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