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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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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

Interactive, lifestyle-based services that offer security customers added convenience are taking off, including remote arm/disarm, video look-in, lighting control, energy management and more. Learn whys and hows of getting into and succeeding in this growing side of the marketplace. By Tom Babich · November 11, 2014

Here are 10 home automation products security integrators can suggest to customers. SSI Staff · November 10, 2014

SSI Editor-in-Chief speaks with four residential security authorities — ADS Security's John Cerasuolo, United Alarm's Jim Corbett, security industry consultant Peter Giacalone and ihiji's Mike Maniscalco — to gain their assessment of the market. Scott Goldfine · November 06, 2014

Parks Associates lends expertise and the latest research to steer security professionals toward their best chances at success in offering smart-home devices. By Tricia Parks · October 31, 2014

Revolv is now a Nest company and the home automation hub will not be available for sale. Service and support will be available to existing Revolv clients but will not be available to new customers. By Grant Clauser · October 29, 2014




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