’s Wellcam and Wellness Insights offer new offerings monitor overall quality of life, informing caregivers and loved ones of evolving situations before they become emergencies (Courtesy photo)’s Wellcam and Wellness Insights offer new offerings monitor overall quality of life, informing caregivers and loved ones of evolving situations before they become emergencies (Courtesy photo)

The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers – and home security has been a major part of its showcases the last five years. CES® 2020 saw over 20,000 products unveiled with more than 4,400 exhibiting companies launching their latest tech products across more than 2.9 million net square feet of exhibit space.

“CES 2020 inspired and connected every major industry across the globe,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, owner and producer of CES. “The innovation unveiled at CES 2020 will reshape industries, create jobs, fuel the global economy and improve lives around the world.”
Here are a few of the new innovations related to home security.

Blue by ADT – A New DIY Smart Home Security Brand from ADT

ADT, a leading provider of security, automation, and smart home solutions serving consumer and business customers in the United States, unveiled new products and security services at the 2020 International CES earlier this year, designed to serve the lifestyles of more consumers, wherever they are, whether in their homes, apartments, cars, online or on the go. Included was the new DIY smart home security brand and products, new smart home integrations for the award-winning ADT Command and Control smart home security system, and mobile security solutions that integrate with popular application-based services, such as Lyft. Among the new line ADT has retooled its DIY smart home security portfolio with the launch of a new brand, Blue by ADT, which will initially include three stand-alone smart cameras and a WiFi extender plus doorbell chime.

“We are proud to showcase ADT’s tech-forward and innovative products which, along with our strategic business partnerships, address the changing lifestyle needs of today’s consumer,” said Jim DeVries, President and CEO of ADT. “Everyone has the right to feel safe, and in our evolving world, everything ADT does is purposefully designed to protect and connect what matters most to our customers.” Empowers Independent Living with Wellcam™ and Wellness Insights, the leading platform for the intelligently connected property, announced at the 2019 CES a newly expanded Wellness product line focused on well-being and health. These new independent living offerings extend protection and peace of mind for families with loved ones living on their own. Wellness Insights, a CES Innovation Award Honoree, uses a suite of sensors and predictive analytics to learn activity patterns and detect changes that can indicate an emerging health issue or other quality of life concern. also introduced Wellcam™, the first smart home video solution designed to connect families and empower healthy, independent living.

“Both Wellness Insights and Wellcam can extend safety to the people and things that matter most,” says Steve Chazin, Vice President of Product at “We’re making it possible for customers to cast a wider safety net beyond their homes, gaining peace of mind that their aging parents, children, and even pets are well cared for.”

Vivint Smart Home Helps Protect Packages with New Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro

Vivint Smart Home, a leading smart home company, recently introduced the Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro, an AI-powered doorbell camera that intelligently detects packages and actively helps protect them from porch pirates and other potential threats. With more than a million packages stolen or that go missing from porches every day, the new doorbell camera provides homeowners with peace of mind by helping to prevent crime before it happens. The Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro has the industry’s first 180-degree vertical and horizontal field of view, along with a 1:1 aspect ratio, so you can see both the faces of tall visitors and packages left directly below the camera.

“Customers want us to do more than just record and report crime—they expect us to help prevent it,” said Matt Mahar, vice president of cameras at Vivint Smart Home. “We’ve created a unique combination of intelligence, optics and deterrent features to deliver on that expectation. The new Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro, along with Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro and Vivint Car Guard, extends a blanket of protection from inside the home to the edges of your property.”

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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