Episode 77: So much about security plus Canary’s new service

The internet of things is about services, not devices. This is why I had Jon Troutman, co-founder of Canary on the show this week to talk about Membership, a new service offering from the all-in-one security device maker. This week Canary joined the masses in offering an outdoor camera, but it also launched a monthly service that does for security what AAA does for autos. The service holds your hand after a burglary, repays your deductible if anything was stolen and yes, provides some cloud storage. We talk to Troutman about how the company figured out what to offer and its hopes for Membership.

The Canary Flex wireless indoor/outdoor camera.
The Canary Flex wireless indoor/outdoor camera.

But first, Kevin Tofel and I discuss more security related topics, from the governmental framework on autonomous cars to the Industrial Internet Consortium’s new security framework. I also clarify some things I said last week about the Kevo lock. We briefly discuss the idea of Google’s Assistant service getting a name so we can anthropomorphize it and cover ARM’s new chip design for industrial manufacturing, cars and robots. If nothing else, you’ll walk away from this show knowing that people are now thinking very hard about securing the internet of things.

Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Kevin Tofel
Guests: Jon Troutman, co-founder of Canary
Sponsors: Macadamian and the Smart Kitchen Summit

  • What should we call Google’s Assistant in the home?
  • Cars and the industrial internet get new security frameworks
  • Security begins with hardware
  • Why Canary joined the outdoor camera gold rush
  • Rethinking a security service

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Stacey Higginbotham

I am a journalist who has covered technology for over a decade at publications such as Fortune, PCMag, Gigaom, The Deal and BusinessWeek.

3 thoughts on “Episode 77: So much about security plus Canary’s new service”

  1. I would say “Wait on ‘DIY’ automation systems its just a mess, I just don’t have all DIY installed device issues on my dealer installed system. I’m glad the DIY home automation system are better then they were years ago.

  2. Could you extend the same courtesy to Android users that you do to Echo users? Kevin managed to trigger my phone twice on this episode stopping the podcast and my navigation app during my drive to work.

    I like the idea of a question of the week segment as well.

    1. We are rude, inconsiderate, terrible podcasters. We will come up with a Google code name. I am chagrined we didn’t think of it. As for the question of the week, we will try to come up with something thoughtful, but it may not be weekly.

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