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Read: Alarm.com Prevails in Smart Home Patent Dispute With Vivint

Alarm.com Prevails in Smart Home Patent Dispute With Vivint

The Federal Circuit confirmed a ruling by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that invalidated claims in a Vivint patent on a method for remotely controlling smart home devices.

Read: Costar Bid to Acquire Arecont Vision Approved

Costar Bid to Acquire Arecont Vision Approved

Arecont Vision initiated proceedings to sell its assets under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection May 14 and has achieved its goal of moving through the process quickly, the company states.

Read: Bold Technologies, Perennial Software Merge After Being Acquired

Bold Technologies, Perennial Software Merge After Being Acquired

EverCommerce, a service commerce platform, acquired Perennial in February and Bold on June 1. Bold will bring Perennial’s line of products under its umbrella.

Read: Red Hawk Acquires SDT to Expand in Philadelphia Region

Red Hawk Acquires SDT to Expand in Philadelphia Region

Based in Newtown, Pa., Security and Data Technologies staffs more than 100 employees, including factory-trained engineers, sales consultants, project managers, technicians and CAD operators.

Read: Confronting the Cybersecurity Challenge & Other Strategic Integrator Topics

Confronting the Cybersecurity Challenge & Other Strategic Integrator Topics

OpenEye’s Ian Siemer touches on hot topics affecting the systems integration channel, including cybersecurity, migrating to Cloud-based solutions, customer service and more.

Read: Arecont Vision Will Go to Auction After Costar Offers Higher Bid

Arecont Vision Will Go to Auction After Costar Offers Higher Bid

An auction is scheduled for July 9 during which two bidders, an affiliate of Turnspire Capital Partners and Costar Technologies, will vie to acquire Arecont.

Read: Domestic Abusers Use Smart Home Tech to Harass, Control Victims

Domestic Abusers Use Smart Home Tech to Harass, Control Victims

Home security cameras, smart locks, thermostats and other IoT devices are increasingly being exploited by domestic abusers to watch, listen in, confuse and intimidate their victims and family members.

Read: Housing Starts Jump in May Amid Flagging Builder Confidence

Housing Starts Jump in May Amid Flagging Builder Confidence

The Commerce Department reported housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. Yet a second straight monthly drop in permits foreshadows housing market activity could remain moderate.

Read: Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revision Defines ‘Verified’

Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revision Defines ‘Verified’

The Sandy Springs, Ga., City Council voted unanimously to update the definition of “verified” to mean visual or audible confirmation of an attempted or actual crime, fire or other emergency situation through three ways.

Read: Most Small Businesses Fail to Act After Cyber Attack

Most Small Businesses Fail to Act After Cyber Attack

Results from a new survey conducted by specialist insurer Hiscox found that 65% of small businesses fail to take action in the wake of a cybersecurity incident.

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