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
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