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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.
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.



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