Set-Top Box DIY Alarm System Sage

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jul 05, 2016

A multi-billion dollar corporation has gotten into the DIY alarm system space.

And they are dropping the wall-based panel that most every alarm provider uses. 

Echostar / Hughes Sage uses a TV as the main control hub, eliminating dependency only on smartphones, tablets, and computers to run the system allowing more casual operation. Will these factors translate into market success?

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Comments (3)

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