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Smart Home Survey: Amazon Echo’s Open Platform Favored Over Apple, Google Ecosystems

Argus Insights says consumers are attracted to interoperability between home control devices and show disfavor toward closed or propriety platforms.


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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

Following is how Mike Barnes (founding partner, Barnes Associates Inc.), Ron Davis (principal, Davis Marketing Group), George De Marco (managing partner, DECO Ventures LLC) and Bob Harris (president, The Attrition Busters) evaluate Vivint and its CEO Todd Pedersen. Scott Goldfine · February 03, 2013

The January edition of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION includes our annual industry forecast as a cornerstone of our special 2013 Industry Forecast Issue. For the piece, I interviewed 20 of the industry’s most knowledgeable market analysts, business experts, systems integrators, manufacturer representatives and trade association directors. Some of their perspectives can be found in the magazine article, with the balance of their assessments appearing in separate Under Surveillance blog posts. Scott Goldfine · January 07, 2013

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

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

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

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




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