More by Julie Jacobson
Julie Jacobson · October 18, 2016 ·
Three principals of the high-end integration firm Xssentials launched an ambitious franchise-like business one year ago called HAUS (Home Automation University), but the group couldn’t attract members quickly enough to sustain the costly venture.
Julie Jacobson · September 28, 2016 ·
Comcast/Xfinity first announced IP control for its X1 cable boxes last year, although it has yet to deliver. However, CEDIA 2016 showed some progress with Control4 for home automation integration.
Julie Jacobson · August 26, 2016 ·
Coldwell has partnered with August, Lutron and Nest to create what it bills as the real estate industry's first ever Smart Home Staging Kit.
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.