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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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Mobotix has entered into a distribution agreement with custom electronics distributor AVAD LLC, an Ingram Micro subsidiary. The pairing allows AVAD to deliver the complete Mobotix line to the security and home automation markets. February 19, 2013

Nortek Technology Solutions announced today it will acquire home automation and home security manufacturer 2GIG Technologies for $135 million. February 13, 2013

After announcing last year that it would launch a new home security offering, AT&T revealed Monday that it will unveil its Digital Life services in eight markets in March. The firm also plans to roll out the service to up to 50 additional markets in 2013. January 07, 2013

It behooves installing and monitoring companies to maintain competitive awareness, as well as possibly “borrow” concepts that may work for their own businesses. With that in mind, ADT is hitting the television airwaves with a new holiday-themed ad campaign focused squarely on raising awareness for its home automation offering, ADT Pulse. Rodney Bosch · November 20, 2012

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has launched a new Web site — — to help consumers find the most qualified professionals to install home safety and automation solutions. November 16, 2012

SSI Associate Editor Ashley Willis talks with Mobotix Chief Sales Officer Dr. Magnus Ekerot about what the industry can expect in terms of technology for 2013. Read on as Ekerot tackles that question and explains how Mobotix can aid integrators in growing their businesses. Ashley Willis · November 14, 2012

HAI by Leviton of Melville, N.Y., announces the Hi-Fi 2 Four Zone, Four Source (4x4) distributed audio system for controlling, sharing and listening to audio systems in buildings with multiple units. SSI Staff · November 12, 2012

Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association’s latest research projects a 5% gross revenue increase this year compared to 2011 for electronic systems contractors. Among key findings, the residential network is rapidly becoming the backbone of virtually every low-voltage subsystem in the home. Plus, highlights of CEDIA Expo 2012. By Rodney Bosch · November 01, 2012

Homeowners who may never have thought about installing a security system are now getting marketing flyers in their monthly statements and seeing ads on television. The idea of adding a home security system is being increasingly planted into their minds. What does that mean going forward? It may mean the end of traditional home security providers as we know them today. October 31, 2012

HAI by Leviton of Melville, N.Y., launches the Omni LTe home control system, which controls homes and businesses by schedule, motion detection, door openings, sunrise, sunset, alarm activation/deactivation and more. SSI Staff · October 01, 2012