More by Julie Jacobson
Julie Jacobson · November 10, 2015 ·
How much the new monitor-it-yourself (MIY) security system paradigm will affect the current model is a big question for the security industry. But a bigger question for the entire population is: How will MIY security systems affect police response to alarm events?
Julie Jacobson · October 26, 2015 ·
The Utah Jazz's arena has a new name: 'Vivint Smart Home Arena.' That'll be the name for the next 10 years, boosting visibility to professionally installed security and home automation.
Julie Jacobson · September 23, 2015 ·
USPTO invalidates key claims in Alarm.com patent over mobile devices in a security and home automation ecosystem. Icontrol awarded new patent for integrating smart home systems with SHaaS (smart home as a service) platforms, central monitoring stations and mobile devices.
Julie Jacobson · September 09, 2015 ·
After 7 years, home builder business returns to Liberty Bell Alarm & Home Theater, which has 1,000 new homes under contract for Control4 and Alarm.com security and home automation systems.
Julie Jacobson · August 21, 2015 ·
The Wall Street Journal reported that Nortek, which owns a slate of audio, video, security and home automation brands, may be in talks to be acquired by United Technologies Corp., the conglomerate that owns Interlogix.
Julie Jacobson · August 06, 2015 ·
Backed by former ADT president Mike Snyder, Abode is UL-compliant security system with pay-as-you-go monitoring; gateway features ZigBee, Z-Wave, IP for home automation; platform ideal for both DIYs and pros.
Julie Jacobson · July 31, 2015 ·
CCTV is following the trends and technologies of broadcast and consumer video, from robotics to HDR imaging to H.265 video compression. Here are examples of IP cameras and surveillance technology from the recent IFSEC 2015, Europe’s leading fire and security expo
Julie Jacobson · July 20, 2015 ·
Having already sold its door-to-door security and home automation business for $1.8 billion, Vivint is selling its solar installation business to renewable energy company SunEdison for $2.2 billion.
Julie Jacobson · July 09, 2015 ·
NBC might not be covering the pageant, but IC Real Tech will be there behind-the-scenes with 720-degree cameras and an app called Miss USA 720 Experience.
Julie Jacobson · July 01, 2015 ·
Personal emergency response system (PERS) provider Nortek Security & Control (formerly Linear), has acquired Numera, maker of cellular-enabled health and wellness systems including fall detection and telehealth.
Julie Jacobson · June 30, 2015 ·
Icontrol Networks has announced that its security and home automation platform, Icontrol One, will now support Interlogix’s Simon XT/XTi line of security panels.
Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2015 ·
FLIR Systems’ FLIR One technology, which turns iPhones into a thermal imaging camera, has partnered with Manything and IFTTT, opens up major opportunities for security and home automation.
Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2015 ·
Alarm.com began trading stock on NASDAQ on June 26. The company becomes only the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4.
Julie Jacobson · June 16, 2015 ·
Latest S-1 for Alarm.com, a leading smart home as a service (SHaaS) provider suggests valuation could exceed $670 million for the home automation industry's second public co. after Control4.
Julie Jacobson · May 23, 2015 ·
One of the biggest objections to professionally monitored home security is that the homeowner has a dog for that. How does your electronic security company respond?