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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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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

With the residential market accounting for nearly 41% of the $2.7 billion intrusion alarm market in 2012, IMS Research, now part of IHS, forecasts it to have five-year compound annual growth rate of 5.3% from 2012 to 2017. July 09, 2013

The Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of more than 200 independent manufacturers that build wireless home control products based on the Z-Wave standard. Mark Walters, chairman of the group, joins the conversation to discuss the increasingly competitive home automation/home security landscape. By Rodney Bosch · June 03, 2013

Interlogix of Bradenton, Fla., a UTC Climate, Controls & Security company, releases the Advisor, a self-contained security and comfort management platform that combines advanced life safety and lifestyle functions for both home and small business use. SSI Staff · May 23, 2013

Napco Security Technologies of Amityville, N.Y., announces that its iBridge-equipped, Gemini control panels now support Kwikset’s SmartCode deadbolt locks with Home Connect technology through the Z-Wave automation functionality. SSI Staff · May 12, 2013

Linear, a subsidiary of Nortek Technology Solutions, has completed its acquisition of home automation and home security manufacturer 2GIG Technologies. April 03, 2013




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