Rachel Drake

Rachel reports on advancements in the home security and automation industry. From new technology to game-changing acquisitions, Rachel covers all the latest.

Posts by Rachel Drake

Google Nest Dropcam

Google’s Nest Lab Acquires Dropcam in a $555 Million Deal

Rachel Drake | Jun 25, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

Earlier this year, Google purchased Nest Labs for $3.2 billion and this week Nest Lab is purchasing Dropcam in a $555 million cash deal. After purchasing Nest, Google made it clear Nest would have total…

New Vivint Sky Automoation

Vivint Sky: Vivint Launches A New Smart Home Platform

Rachel Drake | Sep 29, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

Home automation, and having a “smart home” has become a nationwide obsession for tech companies and consumers. If you love the idea of being able to control lights, the thermostat, door locks, and monitor your…

Protect America Releases Free eBook, “Interview with a Burglar”

Rachel Drake | Apr 29, 2016 | Equipment Reviews

When you are trying to figure out the best possible way to protect your home from a burglar, why not talk with a burglar to garner their expertise? Many people defer to the advice that…

Protect America Helps Local Charities

Protect America Partners with Universities to Help Local Charities

Rachel Drake | Apr 25, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

A leading home security provider, Protect America, has developed the “Pay It Forward” program which has helped students and local charities across the United States. This program allows marketing and advertising students at major universities…

Korner Home Security

New Home Security Product, Korner, Launches IndieGogo Crowdfunding Campaign

Rachel Drake | Apr 25, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

We are excited to introduce a home security system that may fill a void in the security system market. Korner, launching their Indiegogo campaign today, is a home security system that was designed to be…

Alarm.com Brings Smart Home Innovation to Wearable Tech

Rachel Drake | Apr 22, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

Unlocking doors, arming your security system, and even opening your garage door can now all be done from your wrist. Alarm.com made quite the splash at ISC West 2014 this year showing those in attendance…

Runaway FedEx Van

VIDEO: Home Security Camera Catches FedEx Driver Chasing His Delivery Van

Rachel Drake | Apr 22, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

We have seen security cameras capture all types of things – bored pets at home, potential break ins, mischievous loiterers, and a variety of crimes. But what this security camera caught is definitely a first…

iControl acquires Piper

Crowdfunded App, Piper, Acquired by Seasoned Home Security Company iControl

Rachel Drake | Apr 15, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

Today iControl, a company that specializes in interactive home security and energy management, announced the acquisition of BlacSumac, the company that created Piper. When we first found Piper back in the days of its IndieGogo…

vivint lifelock partnership

Vivint Partners with LifeLock to Offer Complete Home & Identity Protection

Rachel Drake | Sep 19, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

Home automation innovator Vivint announced today that it will be partnering with LifeLock, Inc., to provide home security and identity theft protection with a single discounted fee. New or existing Vivint customers will have the…