Maybe the era of the Internet of Things is upon us. Chatter about home automation has recently increased by more than eight times year over year on Facebook, mostly driven by the chatter of millennial men. The terms “security” and “security alarm” are among the associated topics with home automation on Facebook.
Piper is one of many DIY home security systems that thumbs its nose at traditional subscription-based services. Instead of a call center monitoring signals from your security system, Piper alerts you via your smartphone and lets you decide whether to call the police. Like Canary, Piper is a single, self-contained unit that sits on a shelf or table.
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