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Read: SimpliSafe Strikes Deal to Sell Controlling Interest to Hellman & Friedman

SimpliSafe Strikes Deal to Sell Controlling Interest to Hellman & Friedman

Although terms of the transaction were not disclosed, the agreement reportedly values SimpliSafe, with two million customers, at about $1 billion.

Read: Disruptive Go-to-Market Strategies for Residential Security

Disruptive Go-to-Market Strategies for Residential Security

As consumers become more accustomed to the affordability and flexibility of DIY security systems, now may be a good time to review your strategy.

Read: Key to Success: Spotlight Life Safety’s Role in the Smart Home Ecosystem

Key to Success: Spotlight Life Safety’s Role in the Smart Home Ecosystem

Telular’s Shawn Welsh explains why life safety and peace of mind still plays such an important role in marketing and selling residential security systems in today’s fast-evolving smart home and IoT marketplace.

Read: Why Innovation Is Key to Keeping Pace With Rise of Subscription Models

Why Innovation Is Key to Keeping Pace With Rise of Subscription Models

A new report by Imperial Capital’s Saliq Khan, based on a conversation with ADT’s vice president of emerging markets strategy, considers the rise of subscription models for smart objects and connected devices in homes.

Read: Honeywell Releases Home App for Smart Devices, Launches Membership Plans

Honeywell Releases Home App for Smart Devices, Launches Membership Plans

Honeywell built the new Home app from the ground up to replace the Lyric app. It also added paid membership plans for its WiFi security cameras.

Read: Alexa Voice Unlocking Skill Comes to Schlage Smart Locks

Alexa Voice Unlocking Skill Comes to Schlage Smart Locks

The integration allows for Amazon Alexa users to use the Alexa app to enable or disable new voice unlock functionality for their Schlage Sense and Connect locks.

Read: Residential Alarm Monitoring Market in Americas to Approach $14B in 2018

Residential Alarm Monitoring Market in Americas to Approach $14B in 2018

Multiple-system operators (MSOs) held about 6% of professional monitored-security accounts in 2017, but are forecast to account for nearly 14% of the market in 2022, according to IHS Markit.

Read: Alarm.com Q1 Earnings Beats Estimates by 7 Cents EPS

Alarm.com Q1 Earnings Beats Estimates by 7 Cents EPS

For the full year, Alarm.com said total revenue is expected to be in the range of $381.5 million to $383.5 million, which includes anticipated hardware and other revenue in the range of $97.5 million to $99 million.

Read: Installations and No Monthly Fees – Amazon’s Answer to Home Security

Installations and No Monthly Fees – Amazon’s Answer to Home Security

While the home security industry has long been dominated by traditional security provider giants, DIY products and the ability to monitor security-related smart home devices are undercutting large security provider’s business models.

Read: Honeywell’s New Security and Smart Home Solution Will Meld Its Current Platforms

Honeywell’s New Security and Smart Home Solution Will Meld Its Current Platforms

Honeywell’s next gen residential platform gives consumers DIY-level customization backed by professional security dealers.

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