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Small, Midsized Security Dealers Threatened in Shifting Resi Market

Jeff Kessler, a managing director at Imperial Capital, foresees troubled waters for those security providers that fail to transform their business models to include a home automation offering.


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UTC's Interlogix is now shipping the ZeroWire self-contained wireless security and home automation system to select high-volume dealers. The company plans to integrate the system with other UTC brands like Carrier and Kidde will be forthcoming Jason Knott · January 08, 2015

When an alarm goes off, the security system would instruct smart lights to flash red and blue, which could frighten off an intruder. ADT, LIFX, AllSeen, Qualcomm among companies adopting this technology. SSI Staff · January 06, 2015

Honeywell will unveil its voice-control technology to a new professional-grade home security system under the Lyric brand name at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Lyric system features cameras, motion, smoke and sensors that integrates with home automation, and control of lighting, shades and door locks. Jason Knott · January 06, 2015

The companies are working to connect Nest’s thermostat and smoke/carbon monoxide alarm with ADT’s Pulse system. SSI Staff · December 23, 2014

A new report from MarketsandMarkets estimates the global home automation and control market to grow 11.36 percent between 2014 and 2020. SSI Staff · December 22, 2014

Crestron and Savant end four years of lawsuits that have disrupted the professional home automation business. The two parties settled out-of-court. Julie Jacobson · December 17, 2014

The strategic deal allows Alarm.com to offer Secure-i's standalone, commercial-grade video solutions that includes cloud-based hosted services and Axis Communications’ high definition (HD) cameras. SSI Staff · December 16, 2014

Learn why Tyco invested in Qolsys despite already owning DSC, which makes security/home automation systems. Julie Jacobson · December 10, 2014

SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine discusses why 2014 turned out to be the Year of the Connected Home. Scott Goldfine · December 01, 2014

Utilizing showroom demos to showcase security system-based home automation for millennials, aging-in-place technology for seniors and other features is key to selling against low-cost DIY systems. By Larry North · November 26, 2014




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