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Each of the first and second open slots 802 and 804 is configured to receive a body of a fastener e. g. , a screw and block an enlarged head of the fastener. Each of the first and second open slots has a respective width that is larger than a first width of the body of the fastener and smaller than a second width of the enlarged head of the fastener. When the mounting plate 800 is being mounted to a surface, the respective fasteners are fastened onto the surface via the first and second open slots, thereby holding the mounting plate 800 between the enlarged heads of the fasteners and the surface. Before the respective fasteners are tightened onto the surface, a position of the mounting plate 800 is adjusted by moving the mounting plate 800, including the first and second open slots, with respect to the respective fasteners.

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01.14.2007 | 34 Comments

The doorbell camera 106 operates at a first camera mode and a second camera mode. In both of these two modes, the doorbell camera 106 continuously records video information from a field of view of the doorbell camera 106, and communicates with a remote server 164 to receive instructions from and/or upload the recorded video information to the remote server 164. More importantly, the doorbell camera 106 is configured to detect whether there is a user press on the doorbell button. In accordance with a determination that no user press is being applied on the doorbell button, the first camera mode is activated to bypass the remote chime device and couple the camera module of the doorbell camera 106 to a remote transformer for receiving a power supply therefrom. Conversely, in accordance with a determination that a user press is being applied on the doorbell button, the second doorbell mode is activated to couple both the camera module of the doorbell camera 106 and the remote chime device to the remote transformer. For example, the camera module and the remote chimer device are electrically coupled in series and both powered by the remote transformer at the second doorbell mode, thereby enabling the remote chime device to ring concurrently while the camera module is recording the video information. In some implementations, while the doorbell button is being pressed i. e. , at a second doorbell mode, the camera module of the doorbell camera 106 is electrically decoupled from the transformer, and relies on the battery to provide needed power. The battery is recharged at the first camera mode when the button is not pressed. The battery needs to be sized to be sufficiently large so that it can charge back up in between button presses.

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“There are a lot of things the industry is starting to focus on as enhancement to the core offerings; but it is important not to get caught up in buzzwords or even the technology itself, but what it enables the customer to do,” says Greg Blackett, senior product manager, Tyco Security Products, Toronto, Canada. “It is still very early days. The end goal is to enhance the existing products and make them more intelligent and help the customer reduce false alarms and bring their total security experience to the next level. But Inder Reddy, Honeywell Security and Fire, says there are actually two schools of thought on where monitoring may be headed. “Some customers have absolutely said ‘We want to leverage our expertise so we are going to get out of the monitoring business and focus on customer service. ’ But as software becomes more and more the way to do things, you could make the case that SaaS types of services are much more scalable and you don’t need to be so large to have economies of scale. For the moment it seems that a lot of active central stations are looking to outsource to wholesale and reapply that cash to grow their RMR business. ”Pam Petrow, Vector Security, also senses change in the wind. “Consumers’ willingness to take on responsibility for some aspects of monitoring will continue to change the industry. Whether it is a DIY with 100 percent self monitoring, or some subset of events the customer self monitors, this will impact the next evolution of monitoring. In addition, the way the monitoring centers communicate with the consumer is evolving … to be more responsive to consumers, communicating with them via the venues they prefer — this relates to alarm response, service requests, billing payment options, and even sales.