More by Julie Jacobson
Julie Jacobson · June 16, 2016 ·
Leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider Icontrol is reportedly being sold to Comcast/Xfinity and erstwhile rival Alarm.com. What does this mean for the security and home automation market?
Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2016 ·
At ISC West 2016, Napco announced its smart home as a service platform iBridge will now be compatible with Honeywell, DSC and soon Interlogix alarm systems.
Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016 ·
Video doorbells are taking the home security market by storm and figure to be a main theme at ISC West.
Julie Jacobson · February 22, 2016 ·
Z-Wave latest smart home technology was approved for UL 1023 compliance, which will help it gain a major advantage in the home security space.
Julie Jacobson · February 05, 2016 ·
Founders of the high-end integration firm Xssentials are launching HAUS, a franchise-like smart-home training and support program to help integrators run high-volume security and home automation businesses utilizing leading brands such as Savant and Sonos.
Julie Jacobson · February 04, 2016 ·
In Pakedge, Control4 acquires networking expertise, an industry-leading suite of networking, power management and cloud-based remote management capabilities.
Julie Jacobson · February 01, 2016 ·
Home automation is gaining popularity among end users. For those interested in bypassing professionally integrated systems in favor of a DIY, tread carefully.
Julie Jacobson · January 07, 2016 ·
At CES 2016, ADT unveils two open APIs: One for ADT Pulse security and home automation, another called Canopy for third-party devices that benefit from professional security monitoring.
Julie Jacobson · December 23, 2015 ·
Home automation leader Control4 has teamed with GreenSky to provide consumer financing for smart-home products and installation, including Control4’s own products and services, as well as third-party solutions.
Julie Jacobson · December 18, 2015 ·
QMotion Advanced Shading Systems, a rising star in the home technology channel, has been by acquired Legrand North America, parent company of NuVo, On-Q, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper, Middle Atlantic and other leading brands in the home automation, lighting controls and building infrastructure…
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.