Mobile apps and Web-enabled services that allow consumers to control security and automation devices are fueling revenue growth in the residential market.
July 01, 2012
Verizon discusses its entrance into the home monitoring and controls market.
By Rodney Bosch · July 01, 2012
Technology and consumer interest have advanced to bring about real opportunities for security contractors that offer home automation and entertainment products and services. Get up to speed on in-demand offerings with surefire tips to please customers.
March 11, 2012
Home Automation Inc. (HAI) of New Orleans releases the, MicroControl standalone wireless energy management system
SSI Staff · September 01, 2011
The June issue of SSI features Provo, Utah-based Vivint (formerly APX Alarm) profiled for winning this year’s SAMMY (Sales & Marketing) Award for Best Community Outreach Program. As part of the process, I spoke at length with Kristi Knight, Vivint vice president of corporate communications, not only about the rapidly rising company’s marketing but also about its success, recent name change and controversial tactics.
Scott Goldfine · June 09, 2011
Research firm Parks Associates released a new report that details the exploding market for smartphones, adding credence to the belief that installing security contractors will need to add mobile applications to their portfolios or eventually risk losing significant market share to competitors that do ...
Rodney Bosch · May 17, 2011
Been on the fence wondering if adding home controls to your installation repertoire makes good business sense? Recent data compiled by Parks Associates might influence you to take the plunge.
Rodney Bosch · June 30, 2010
The technology world is ever changing as consumers clamor for the slimmest flat-screen TV, flash their new iPhone™ and show off their eco-friendly car in the center of their driveway for all to see. For those of them who own homes, that mentality carries over. These homeowners — particularly the affluent — want it all, and they want ...
July 31, 2008
Did you know that the security industry has a good neighbor by the name of home controls/automation. This neighbor is so close all the security dealer has to do in look over the backyard fence. This neighbor has the capability of bringing in new customers, and can help generate more revenue and, yes, even more ...
April 30, 2008