Julie Jacobson's Latest Posts

Read: ADT Pulse vs. ADT Command and Control: What’s the Difference?

ADT Pulse vs. ADT Command and Control: What’s the Difference?

Thanks to Command and Control, ADT sees the 3G sunset as an upgrade opportunity, rather than a 3G-replacement burden. Here’s how the platform differs from Pulse.

Read: SnapAV Acquires Northeast Low-Voltage Distributor MRI

SnapAV Acquires Northeast Low-Voltage Distributor MRI

MRI Distribution, SnapAV’s third distributor purchased in the past year, was a member of the Powerhouse Alliance and carries brands such as Napco, 2GIG, Elk and more.

Read: SnapAV Partners With Alula, Clare to Boost Alarm Installer Dealer Base

SnapAV Partners With Alula, Clare to Boost Alarm Installer Dealer Base

The partnership will give SnapAV its first big play in Z-Wave home automation and help its dealers earn RMR from alarm jobs.

Read: Is Bluetooth Mesh About to Be the Next Big Home Automation Standard?

Is Bluetooth Mesh About to Be the Next Big Home Automation Standard?

Though many companies utilize Bluetooth for home automation, this is the first time that a group of companies is going to sit down and decide on an absolute standard of interoperability, according to one expert.

Read: How to Get Hyperlocal With Nextdoor.com, Other Neighborhood Networks

How to Get Hyperlocal With Nextdoor.com, Other Neighborhood Networks

Security dealers should consider Nextdoor.com to generate hyperlocal business, referrals and repeat customers in a very efficient manner.

Read: Google Smart Home, Nest Pro Products Now Sold by SnapAV

Google Smart Home, Nest Pro Products Now Sold by SnapAV

SnapAV now carries a full lineup of Nest and Google smart home products, including the professionally monitored Nest Secure alarm system.

Read: SnapAV Snaps Up Volutone, Adds 7 Distributor Locations

SnapAV Snaps Up Volutone, Adds 7 Distributor Locations

Volutone adds seven branch locations — six in California and one in Las Vegas — to SnapAV’s four locations in the Midwest.

Read: How Does Honeywell’s Resideo Stock Compare to Alarm.com, Control4?

How Does Honeywell’s Resideo Stock Compare to Alarm.com, Control4?

Honeywell spinoff Resideo joins Control4 and Alarm.com as the only pure-play, pro-centric security and smart home stocks. Here’s how it compares to 12 publicly traded competitors.

Read: CEO Dishes on Merging Home Tech Distributors AVAD, WAVE Electronics

CEO Dishes on Merging Home Tech Distributors AVAD, WAVE Electronics

Mark Fukuda, CEO of the combined AVAD/WAVE Electronics, discusses the security channel, pro A/V sector, what used to keep him up at night and more.

Read: Yale Assure Locks Gain August Home Integration

Yale Assure Locks Gain August Home Integration

The new line of keypad smart locks will combine Yale’s secure lock hardware with August Home’s app and Cloud-based software.

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