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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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Distributor AVAD has announced the availability of the Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm at its branches for integrators. January 29, 2014

The combination of Honeywell VISTA home security panels and Savant Systems home automation technology will allow electronic security contractors to increase revenue. January 28, 2014

Executives from Time Warner Cable, Alarm.com, iControl Networks and Lowe's will discuss how dealers can build revenue with smart home technology bundles during Parks Associates Smart Energy Summit. January 21, 2014

Staples and Zonoff announced “an aggressive expansion of the program” at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) here , including new ecosystem device partners and support for additional wireless protocols. January 06, 2014

Telguard HomeControl remote security and home automation service, powered by iControl, debuts for 2Gig panels, providing competition for Alarm.com. November 25, 2013

A zero-energy residence near Salt Lake City stands as a testament to the possibilities for home automation, energy management and security to be an integrated mainstay in smart homes. Find out how a collaboration between Vivint and a local home developer made it all possible. By Rodney Bosch · November 01, 2013

Linear President Michael O’Neal joins the conversation to discuss 2GIG, which was a sister company of Vivint, and the burgeoning market for home control solutions and services. By Rodney Bosch · October 31, 2013

About 5 million broadband households in the U.S. —or about 10% — considered purchasing a home security system within the past year but ultimately didn't get one, according to new research from Parks Associates. September 26, 2013

Kwikset and the Z-Wave Alliance will present the Z-Wave Himalayan Expedition during CEDIA Expo 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center (Sept. 26-28) to showcase home automation capabilities. September 04, 2013

How can dealers rise above the new norm of home-automation noise? The answer partly lies in selling value-add features and services that remind homeowners even though convenience is the new expectation, the ultimate goal is still life safety. July 31, 2013




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