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DirecTV has purchased LifeShield Home Security


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#1 OFFLINE   trdrjeff

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:15 AM

DirecTV buys LifeShield, joining cable rivals in home-security field
By Joe Flint

June 4, 20132:53 p.m.

 

DirecTV is getting into the home security business.

The satellite-TV company has acquired LifeShield Home Security, a Langhorne, Pa., company that operates wireless home security systems.

DirecTV is the latest pay-TV distributor to look for new revenue streams in home security. Cable operators Time Warner Cable and Comcast Corp. have also made moves into the home security sector.

http://www.latimes.c...,0,656687.story

 


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:17 AM

i have lifeshield. its intended for people, like myself, who rent. i wonder if i will get a discount now. looks like program doesn't start until first quarter next year. guess i will wait for discount.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:15 PM

This is for monitoring to be added via Directv recievers that have 2-way audio and in future video another way to monitor illegally what goes on in law abiding peoples houses

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:29 PM

This is for monitoring to be added via Directv recievers that have 2-way audio and in future video another way to monitor illegally what goes on in law abiding peoples houses

Start working on your tin foil hat.   It is almost foolproof.    Almost.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

I would like single access to everything. So an integrated security system that could quickly be access by my DirecTV remote would be right up my alley.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:00 PM

I don’t know about the hidden video spying on two heavyset adults cavorting about in their unmentionables, :sure: but the data collection bit I can buy into.  What so many us consumers fail to realize is that large media corps, such as DTV, Dish, Comcast, etc..., acquire as much consumer related data  as they can. Not only what we watch; but when we watch, how long we watch, where we watch, why we watch, where we live, how much we make, where we work, what we eat, how we eat, how we choose who we like/love, etc… 

 

There is money in personal data.  We often see queries on our personal information as inconsequential.  Not necessarly.



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:36 PM

will this force them to clean up there iffy subcontractors? that they and lot's of cable co's use


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:53 PM

Like dtv would spend the money to add cameras and mics to their dtv boxes. Get real on the spying. Data collection is already there. All they are doing is adding another company which will give them even more data and access to more potential customers to try and convert them to dtv instead of cable providers. Who knows.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:35 PM

This is for monitoring to be added via Directv recievers that have 2-way audio and in future video another way to monitor illegally what goes on in law abiding peoples houses

Simple...THEN DON'T SUBSCRIBE


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:38 PM

I don’t know about the hidden video spying on two heavyset adults cavorting about in their unmentionables, :sure: but the data collection bit I can buy into.  What so many us consumers fail to realize is that large media corps, such as DTV, Dish, Comcast, etc..., acquire as much consumer related data  as they can. Not only what we watch; but when we watch, how long we watch, where we watch, why we watch, where we live, how much we make, where we work, what we eat, how we eat, how we choose who we like/love, etc… 

 

There is money in personal data.  We often see queries on our personal information as inconsequential.  Not necessarly.

Not disputing this, but the state you live in, as well as mine, sell our personal data just about everyday.


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:19 PM

That 50 bucks for monotiring is small potatoes compared to the money they get for the data they collect from trhe video and audio


were you aware that the people you are watching when you are watching TV are watching you....


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:22 PM

were you aware that the people you are watching when you are watching TV are watching you....


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Then they must have got a pretty big eye full! :eek2:


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:24 PM

Then they must have got a pretty big eye full! :eek2:


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:33 PM

The only interesting thing I found out reading this thread is that this forum lacks a DO NOT FEED The Troll smiley.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 05:45 AM

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:13 AM

Does this mean that I can't watch TV in my boxers anymore?



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:37 AM

Does this mean that I can't watch TV in my boxers anymore?


No... it just means that you might feel cheap while doing so... ;)

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:14 PM

Like dtv would spend the money to add cameras and mics to their dtv boxes. Get real on the spying. Data collection is already there. All they are doing is adding another company which will give them even more data and access to more potential customers to try and convert them to dtv instead of cable providers. Who knows.

will need good internet bandwidth for that. As well more CPU power in the DTV boxes.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:52 AM

Our Local Blue ridge cable already offers this.

Be interesting to see who will be cheaper.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:55 AM

This is for monitoring to be added via Directv recievers that have 2-way audio and in future video another way to monitor illegally what goes on in law abiding peoples houses

Where did you come up with this from anything that article said?


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