One of many press releases I will be posting throughout the day and during CES. Stay tuned for more posts as my embargos for various products are lifted.

LAS VEGAS Home8, the premier video-verified alarm company offering event-video and direct emergency notification for prioritized response and utmost peace of mind, will showcase its ‘in-a-box systems’ at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

Affordable and easily installed in minutes,  Home8 collaborative alarm system is more accurate and responsive than the traditional call center-based alarm service.  Powered by MivaTek’s advanced “system of smart IoT systems” platform, Home8 integrates video-verified Security, Safety, Surveillance/Alarm, Control/Automation, and Healthcare services, including video-integrated medication adherence, inactivity and activity alarm, and indoor/outdoor fall and panic alert assistance.  The MivaTek platform not only forms the foundation of an advanced video-verified collaborative monitoring alarm system, it also offers myriad end-user applications well beyond the scope of any traditional alarm service.

 Home8’s direct emergency notification capability, combined with video-verified evidence, guarantees prioritized responses from law enforcement, fire/rescue, or medical personnel for the utmost peace of mind.

The  Home8 system can be expanded in four ways: Users (such as family members, caregivers, law enforcement, etc.); Locations (such as vacation homes); Domain / Function (such as your business or automobile); and Devices.  What’s more, the system will accommodate devices based on multiple home control protocols, including Z-Wave, ZigBee, and Bluetooth.  

Home8 capitalizes on two growing trends within the security industry: video verification and self-monitoring alarm systems.  “Years ago, we learned that a CMS call without

evidence receives a discretionary response because 98% of the calls are false alarms,” said Joe Liu, CEO of Home8.  “It motivated us to integrate sensors, IP cameras, storage, and hubs seamlessly into a virtual private network under one Unified-IoT™ cloud-app platform for mobile interactive, video-verified alarm, prioritized emergency response, and zero false alarm peace of mind protection.”

The self-monitoring trend has picked up steam in recent years.  In 2015, self-monitored systems comprised 2.3% of the market; research projections from Citi Research estimate that self-installed and monitored systems will control 34% of the market in five years.  A major advantage is cost: With self-monitoring the homeowner does not pay a monthly fee to a monitoring service, which can be anywhere from $20 – $100 per month.  What’s more, self-monitored systems bring greater control to the system owner, as he or she is now responsible for making the decision on whether to call law enforcement.

These “in-a-box,” plug-and-play alarm systems can be purchased from the Home8alarm store at


Powered by an advanced, IoT mobile cloud platform, Home8 is the leading video-verified, direct emergency notification for prioritized response alarm system.  Home8 integrates 100% wireless sensors, IP-cameras, and storage-hubs with mobile devices into a system of smart IoT systems to cover Security, Safety, Surveillance/Alarm, Control/Automation, and Healthcare services such as Medication Adherence, Activity/Inactivity Alarm, and Indoor/Outdoor Fall and Panic Alert.  Easily installed, expandable and affordable, Home8 captures crime-scene video evidence, and directs police notification for prioritized response while eliminating false alarms – far more efficient and responsive than call-center-based alarm service.  Free basic video-verified alarm service for the system owner, plus optional collaborative service upgrades, makes Home8 the smartest alarm system investment.  For more information, visit