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Read: Top 10 Security Stories From May 2017

Top 10 Security Stories From May 2017

All the integral security news and events you may have missed from the month of May.

Read: Comcast vs. Alarm.com: Telecommunications Giant to Offer Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing

Comcast vs. Alarm.com: Telecommunications Giant to Offer Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing

Comcast will compete head-on with Alarm.com by aggressively pricing its wholesale security and home automation service for independent dealers.

Read: Comcast Partners With Philips to Enhance Its Monitored Home Security System

Comcast Partners With Philips to Enhance Its Monitored Home Security System

The new partnership gives Xfinity Home customers automated lighting controls with ‘rules’ options.

Read: Comcast Launches Video Surveillance Services for SMBs

Comcast Launches Video Surveillance Services for SMBs

The service – with cloud storage, remote access and more – will be offered in select markets before expanding throughout the Comcast service areas.

Read: Alarm.com, Comcast Purchases of Icontrol Divisions Will Foment Market Disruption, IHS Says

Alarm.com, Comcast Purchases of Icontrol Divisions Will Foment Market Disruption, IHS Says

Despite the combined operations, IHS Market forecasts low penetration and fast growth means opportunity remains for other competitors.

Read: Smart Home Systems Penetration to Reach 7% Globally by 2025, Says IHS Markit

Smart Home Systems Penetration to Reach 7% Globally by 2025, Says IHS Markit

The research firm suggests service providers will have to offer flexible billing models in order to preserve growth in the smart home market.

Read: Video Doorbell Sales Forecast to Grow 28% Annually, IHS Markit Says

Video Doorbell Sales Forecast to Grow 28% Annually, IHS Markit Says

Increasing use of video doorbells could result in wider acceptance and adoption of video verification in home security systems.

Read: Comcast IP Control for X1 Cable Box to Be Unveiled Next Month, Beginning With Control4

Comcast IP Control for X1 Cable Box to Be Unveiled Next Month, Beginning With Control4

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.

Read: Comcast Adds Home Security Camera, Voice Control to Xfinity Home

Comcast Adds Home Security Camera, Voice Control to Xfinity Home

The xCam is weather resistant and has a 109° field of view. The voice control is the same used for the X1 TV remote.

Read: It’s Official: Comcast, Alarm.com Acquire Business Units of Icontrol

It’s Official: Comcast, Alarm.com Acquire Business Units of Icontrol

Comcast and Xfinity Home acquired Icontrol’s Converge software platform; Alarm.com purchased its Connect and Piper home automation technologies.

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