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Security Providers Feeling Heat From Smart Home Market Competitors

Despite their current dominance in North America, installing security contractors are forecast to relinquish market share to hard-charging MSOs, smart home specialists, DIY system providers and utilities.


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In an exclusive interview, find out from Qolsys Co-Founder Michael Hackett how the developer of Android-based security and home automation systems is making its mark with dealers and consumers. SSI Staff · February 05, 2016

Technology provider Essence surveyed mobile phone users to determine potential target customers for smart home solutions. Rodney Bosch · 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 05, 2016

In Pakedge, Control4 acquires networking expertise, an industry-leading suite of networking, power management and cloud-based remote management capabilities. Julie Jacobson · February 04, 2016

BeON Home has secured $2.9 million in additional capital for its Bluetooth smart-enabled home protection system. The funding brings BeON's total investment to date to nearly $5 million. SSI Staff · February 04, 2016

SSI is currently featuring special focus on the latest developments in the mushrooming home automation market. SSI Staff · February 04, 2016

Built with an Android operating system and powered by Alarm.com, the Qolsys IQ Panel controls gives homeowners complete control over every aspect of their home. SSI Staff · February 03, 2016

They might be the youngest person at the next security industry function, but they're bringing fresh and new ideas to the industry that are challenging the old-school methodology. They're positioning companies for future success in an industry that's rapidly evolving. Scott Goldfine · 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 · February 01, 2016

In an effort to help a disabled homeowner better control her home functions, Cybermation integrated a voice-recognition software with an ELAN Entertainment and Control System to customize a smart home system with only her voice. She now can control her lights, climate, door locks and other devices in her house. By Chelsea Cafiero · February 01, 2016




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