A research firm says the global home automation market was valued at $4.4 billion in 2013 and is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.3%.
SSI Staff · January 16, 2015
The number of North American and European homes with a smart thermostat grew by 105% to 3.2 million in 2014, according to a new research report from Berg Insight.
SSI Staff · January 12, 2015
Central Security Group President and CEO Richard Ginsburg shares the type of 2015 he is anticipating for the electronic security industry.
Scott Goldfine · December 24, 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
Telguard HomeControl remote security and home automation service, powered by iControl, debuts for 2Gig panels, providing competition for Alarm.com.
November 25, 2013
Three members of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Board of Directors address recurring revenue, competition, technology and more in the latest Under Surveillance blog.
Scott Goldfine · November 17, 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
Systems control and integration is rapidly becoming a leading area of growth for the residential electronic systems industry. Hence, it is essential home technology professionals not only get trained, but put their knowledge into practice. Here’s how to get started.
October 31, 2013
SSI’s annual Best of the Best issue (July 2013) includes profiles of seven of the industry best-run installing security contracting companies. My interviews with executives and managers from runner-up Vivint covered much ground not included in print. Following is the third of a few bonus excerpts, with Vivint's David Powerll here talking employee recruitment and retention. Be on the lookout for more online extras from Vivint, as well as other Installer of the Year and Integrated Installation of
Scott Goldfine · July 11, 2013