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Lowe’s Study Reveals Security Is Main Reason Consumers Purchase ‘Smart Home’

Data from the Lowe’s 2014 Smart Home Survey reveals that 62 percent of Americans rank security and home monitoring as the most beneficial reason to own a smart home.

Read: ADT: Nearly Half of New Subscribers Buy Pulse Home Automation

ADT: Nearly Half of New Subscribers Buy Pulse Home Automation

Pulse now accounts for 14% of ADT’s entire subscriber base and is lowering the security company’s attrition rate.

Read: Resolution Products Debuts ‘Lightning Fast’ Security/Home Automation Panel

Resolution Products Debuts ‘Lightning Fast’ Security/Home Automation Panel

The security panel was designed to deliver interactive security and home automation services from mobile devices as the interface, bypassing the need for an entry/exit keypad.

Read: iControl Tells ESX 2014 Attendees: ‘Google Is Not a Friend of the Industry’

iControl Tells ESX 2014 Attendees: ‘Google Is Not a Friend of the Industry’

iControl exec Paul Dawes weighs in on the Google and Apple threat to security and home automation integrators; Nest Labs suggests dealers embrace its products.

Read: Report: DIY, Cable Companies Not a Problem for ADT

Report: DIY, Cable Companies Not a Problem for ADT

A recent Seeking Alpha stock analysis report reveals ADT is unaffected by DIY and cable entries, and ADT Pulse home automation has a high adoption rate of 64% among new clients.

Read: ADT to Acquire Canadian Security Provider Protectron for $500M

ADT to Acquire Canadian Security Provider Protectron for $500M

ADT’s acquisition of Canadian monitoring company Protectron brings in 400,000 residential and customer customers and $11 million in recurring monthly revenue.

Read: Electronic Security Contractors Vent Emotions About Lack of Company Value

Electronic Security Contractors Vent Emotions About Lack of Company Value

Read: ISC West 2014 Draws Record Attendance of 28,000

ISC West 2014 Draws Record Attendance of 28,000

ISC West 2014 had its largest attendance by attracting 28,000 attendees for the three-day expo in Las Vegas with more than 1,000 exhibits.

Read: Nest Halts Sales on Protect Smoke Detectors to Fix Possible Glitch

Nest Halts Sales on Protect Smoke Detectors to Fix Possible Glitch

Nest has discovered a software flaw with its Protect combination smoke/CO detector that allows the ‘Nest Wave’ deactivation feature to potentially be unintentionally activated with a wave of the hand.

Read: Telguard Launches Flat-Rate Service Plan to Help Dealers Build RMR

Telguard Launches Flat-Rate Service Plan to Help Dealers Build RMR

Telguard’s new HomeControl OneRate service plan offers a flat price, allowing dealers to more effective upsell features and capture RMR.

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