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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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Technical protocols enable low-power devices in the home to communicate with each other securely and with no lag time, Nest says. SSI Staff · October 02, 2015

USPTO invalidates key claims in Alarm.com patent over mobile devices in a security and home automation ecosystem. Icontrol awarded new patent for integrating smart home systems with SHaaS (smart home as a service) platforms, central monitoring stations and mobile devices. Julie Jacobson · September 23, 2015

After eight previous years at Core Brands, Jason Dominique has returned to the company. Dominique was announced as the new National Sales Manager of the Security Channel on Tuesday, bringing with him 28 years of experience in audio and home automation. Stephen Sellner · September 16, 2015

The North American and European smart thermostat markets accounted for about 90% of the overall market in 2014. SSI Staff · September 14, 2015

Industry veteran Mitchell Klein arrives with more than 20 years of leadership in the CE and smart home channels. SSI Staff · September 03, 2015

The big box retailer says membership is important for its plans to offer an even more expansive array of smart home products. SSI Staff · September 03, 2015

The owner of Quantum Integration puts his oceanfront residence, chockablock with connected technologies, up for sale. SSI Staff · August 28, 2015

Consumer interest in the smart home decreased in the first half of 2015, according to IoT research firm Argus Insights. Are we out of home automation early adopters? By Grant Clauser · August 10, 2015

Backed by former ADT president Mike Snyder, Abode is UL-compliant security system with pay-as-you-go monitoring; gateway features ZigBee, Z-Wave, IP for home automation; platform ideal for both DIYs and pros. Julie Jacobson · August 06, 2015

Previously, consumers could buy a smart security base package for $39.99 per month and add a la carte services. SSI Staff · August 05, 2015




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