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Vivint Scores Big Investments From PayPal Cofounder Peter Thiel and Mitt Romney

Smart home company Vivint raised $100 million in its first-ever round of venture capital funding. Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the news is who was doing the investing: Peter Thiel and Mitt Romney.


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Nortek Security & Control and Alarm.com have announced a technology integration for the launch of the new 2GIG GC3 home security and automation system. Scott Goldfine · April 05, 2016

Qolsys has released the IQ Panel 2, which it says is the first all-in-one security and smart home platform that combines its hardware and interactive software services. SSI Staff · March 31, 2016

Adult children might be experiencing some uneasiness over the home security of their elderly parents living in their house alone. Smart locks can provide greater peace of mind for adult children and greater access control for their parents to help regulate who can gain access to their home and when. By Keith Brandon · March 31, 2016

Video doorbells are taking the home security market by storm and figure to be a main theme at ISC West. Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016

The global connected home security system market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 48.06% during the period 2016-2020. The report listed the following companies as key vendors: ADT, AT&T, Comcast, Honeywell Total Connect and Verizon. SSI Staff · March 22, 2016

One security professional has been bitten by the home automation bug as he tries out the Wink hub and SmartThings hub in his own home to see which better handles all of his smart devices. Bob Grossman · March 21, 2016

The line continues to blur between home security and automation. SSI and sister publication CE Pro are here to help you make sense of the new smart-home landscape during a free Webinar. SSI Staff · March 17, 2016

An online survey found that 93% of Americans say their home security system should contact authorities in the event of a burglary, fire or other incident at their home. It also found that 63% of Americans say MIY security systems are not as safe as professionally-monitored systems. Stephen Sellner · March 09, 2016

The company won two gold and two silver awards, which included Contact Center of the Year for the Technology Industries sector. SSI Staff · March 08, 2016

HAUS, a business education company for home technology dealers, announces its first two vendor partners -- home automation company Savant and smart speaker brand Sonos. SSI Staff · March 03, 2016


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