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While Apple's 2014 WWDC press conference covered some exciting operating system updates, it seemed that talk of the firm's home automation technology proved to be nothing more than a tease of a platform that may or may not ever see the light of day. By Robert Archer · June 04, 2014

Reports suggest that Google is in talks to acquire home security firm Dropcam, while Apple plans to launch a Jetsons-style home automation platform to ramp up competition with Google. Ashley Willis · May 29, 2014

A recent stock analysis report reveals security giant ADT is unaffected by DIY and cable entries, and ADT Pulse home automation has a high adoption rate of 64% among new clients. The report also offers other detailed metrics on ADT Pulse sales. Jason Knott · May 28, 2014

Microsoft has selected Insteon smart home devices and RF/powerline technology to help the firm enter the connected home market. Julie Jacobson · May 15, 2014

Consumer Electronics Association’s new Builder Technology Market Study reveals that installations of almost every home technology increased or held constant from 2012 to 2013. SSI Staff · May 08, 2014

Bright House Networks has selected a software platform by iControl Networks to power its home security and controls solution. Rodney Bosch · May 05, 2014

2Gig by Linear’s new “Internet of Things” offering — the GC3 self-contained security/home automation system — features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB and user-swappable cell radios. Julie Jacobson · April 17, 2014

iControl, a provider of a cloud-based security and interactive home control platform, has acquired BlackSumac, the maker of Piper, a do-it-yourself video surveillance and control system. By Julie Jacobson · April 09, 2014

Cloud-based security and home automation provider Alarm.com demos app for Pebble, shows Google Glass for installation purposes and introduces networked server for local CCTV recording. By Julie Jacobson · April 08, 2014

During ISC West, Telguard announced the HomeControl OneRate service plan for 2GIG and DSC panels, which offers a flat rate to help dealers build RMR. Jason Knott · April 03, 2014




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