This week in home security news, acquisitions offer expansion opportunities while a new chip offers companies potential for a competitive advantage. Discover all this and more in this week’s home security news headlines:

Per Mar Expands With Acquisition of American Pride Security Services

The residential and commercial total security service solution company Per Mar recently acquired American Pride Security Services. The acquisition of this security services company helps Per Mar expand its offerings beyond home security solutions and enhance its current products and services. The Chicago-based American Pride Security Services focuses its security services on providing full- and part-time security officers for commercial and residential properties, including apartment complexes, active senior communities and hotels. The owners of American Pride Security Services are focusing on its Fort Myers, Florida, operations while the employees for its Chicago office will join Per Mar. Home security companies should pay attention to the acquisition as it gives Per Mar a chance to expand in the Chicago market and extend its competitive reach.

Computer Vision Chip from Ambarella Stands to Boost Clarity for Home Security Cameras

One of the many challenges of smart home security cameras is the lack of clarity. Blurry and distorted images make it particularly difficult for homeowners and professionals to see images taken at night. However, computer vision chip manufacturer Ambarella stands to put these camera clarity issues at bay with its new S6LM camera chip. The chip will enhance low-light processing and high-dynamic range (HDR) images. That means that homeowners may be able to have clearer pictures of images taken at night thanks to the chips ability to improve image clarity that may experience distortion due to shadows and bright lights. With this type of innovation, investors, companies and industry leaders in the home security sector should pay attention to this new technology as it offers the potential to provide a competitive advantage for companies that include the chip in their home security cameras.

Honeywell Spinoff Resideo Debuts the ProSeries Platform

After its recent spinoff from Honeywell, home security solutions company Resideo makes its mark by showcasing the new Pro Series platform at the ISC West conference. The new security and smart home solution is a platform that enhances the user experience with is ability to support video alarm verification, hands-free operation thanks to its built-in camera and a user interface that consumers can use on their apps, home security panels and other touch points. These solutions will help reduce false alarms and provide convenience to consumers. The platform will also have the ability to integrate with Resideo Total Connect platform, which provides for improved functionality and a faster connection. The company plans to launch the product later in the year, so it’s important for home security companies to watch for its product launch as it offers competition in the home security sector.

Ecobee May Expand its Lineup With New Home Security Camera

Ecobee may be known for smart home thermostats but it’s possible pushing its product line to new heights with its potential first home security camera. This new home security camera is rumored to have potential for an Amazon Alexa integration, too. Leaked images of the alleged new home security camera provide slight details of the product specifications and concept. Yet, a new home security camera with access to Alexa may prove a competitive advantage for Ecobee.