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ADT Reveals 2017 Plans, Protection 1 Integration, Connected Home Opportunities

One year after ADT was acquired by Apollo Global Management in $7 billion deal, executives discuss ambitious business plans, how ADT will integrate…

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ADT Reveals 2017 Plans, Protection 1 Integration, Connected Home Opportunities

One year after ADT was acquired by Apollo Global Management in $7 billion deal, executives discuss ambitious business…

Alarm.com Acquires Video Analytics Provider ObjectVideo

Alarm.com Acquires Video Analytics Provider ObjectVideo

March 15, 2017 Alarm.com will assume ObjectVideo's products, technology portfolio and personnel. The business will be called ObjectVideo Labs.

ADT Reveals 2017 Plans, Protection 1 Integration, Connected Home Opportunities

ADT Reveals 2017 Plans, Protection 1 Integration, Connected Home Opportunities

March 14, 2017 One year after ADT was acquired by Apollo Global Management in $7 billion deal, executives discuss ambitious business plans, how ADT will integrate with Protection 1 and what the security industry is facing in 2017.

Exclusive: How Comcast Will Use Icontrol to Dominate Security, Home Automation Market

Exclusive: How Comcast Will Use Icontrol to Dominate Security, Home Automation Market

March 09, 2017 Comcast’s Dan Herscovici on the acquisition of Icontrol: new smart-home roadmap, a wholesale offering to other providers, thoughts on DIY, integration with TV and voice controls, IoT center in Austin, TX ... and more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

4 Immediate Steps to Take If Your Client Suffers a Burglary, Fire ... or Worse

4 Immediate Steps to Take If Your Client Suffers a Burglary, Fire ... or Worse

January 13, 2017 If one of your clients' homes has an incident and you receive a 'claim letter' inquiry, you need to immediately contact your insurance company, preserve all records related to that account, limit what you provide to the client's insurer or lawyer, and don't try to explain what happened.

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

January 07, 2017 CES 2017: How ADT convinced Amazon to allow voice-based disarming for security; also, new ADT Canopy security partners revealed, including LG Smart Security, powered by Zonoff. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Somfy Acquires MyFox and Okidokeys; Launches Three Smart Home Hubs for DIY

Somfy Acquires MyFox and Okidokeys; Launches Three Smart Home Hubs for DIY

December 29, 2016 Somfy recommits to home-automation business with acquisition of MyFox (New Somfy Protect at CES 2017) and Okidokeys, plus the launch of three new smart-home hubs, including Tahoma remake. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Rich AV Brings Invisible Automation to Manhattan Townhouse with Savant, Lutron

Rich AV Brings Invisible Automation to Manhattan Townhouse with Savant, Lutron

Michelle de Carion · December 29, 2016 What can you do with no budget restrictions? Rich AV Design says the sky's the limit on this New York smart home automation project that included lighting, shading, AV, security, intercom, phone system and HVAC.

Report: Smart Home Devices Had Biggest Impact on Security Market in 2016

Report: Smart Home Devices Had Biggest Impact on Security Market in 2016

December 26, 2016 More security dealers added home automation and smart home devices to their repertoire in 2016 than any other product category, reports Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

Metra Adds to Security Line-up with 8-Channel NVR Kit

Metra Adds to Security Line-up with 8-Channel NVR Kit

December 21, 2016 Metra Home Theater's surveillance system includes Spyclops Wireless Bullet Cameras, power supplies, a range-extending antenna and a mouse to facilitate installations.

Recurring Revenue (RMR) for Remote Networking Monitoring: Are We There Yet?

Recurring Revenue (RMR) for Remote Networking Monitoring: Are We There Yet?

December 14, 2016 Dealers are still trying to figure out the magic formula for earning customers’ monthly dollars (RMR), while manufacturers arm them with more networking tools and features like parental controls, cyber security and home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

January 07, 2017 CES 2017: How ADT convinced Amazon to allow voice-based disarming for security; also, new ADT Canopy security partners revealed, including LG Smart Security, powered by Zonoff. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Somfy Acquires MyFox and Okidokeys; Launches Three Smart Home Hubs for DIY

Somfy Acquires MyFox and Okidokeys; Launches Three Smart Home Hubs for DIY

December 29, 2016 Somfy recommits to home-automation business with acquisition of MyFox (New Somfy Protect at CES 2017) and Okidokeys, plus the launch of three new smart-home hubs, including Tahoma remake. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Metra Adds to Security Line-up with 8-Channel NVR Kit

Metra Adds to Security Line-up with 8-Channel NVR Kit

December 21, 2016 Metra Home Theater's surveillance system includes Spyclops Wireless Bullet Cameras, power supplies, a range-extending antenna and a mouse to facilitate installations.

CE Pro Names Top 5 Home Technology Trends & Opportunities for 2017

CE Pro Names Top 5 Home Technology Trends & Opportunities for 2017

November 22, 2016 Virtual and augmented reality, IoT device discovery and data collection, voice control and other emerging smart-home UIs, millennials and new business models, and a return to prewiring are key home-technology trends for 2017. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Profit from Protection as an ADT Authorized Dealer

Profit from Protection as an ADT Authorized Dealer

Advertorial · November 02, 2016 ADT’s recognizable blue sign helps you open doors and build your business with the support of the most trusted name in home security.

CEDIA 2016: August Breaks Into Custom Market with August Pro

CEDIA 2016: August Breaks Into Custom Market with August Pro

September 15, 2016 Popular smart lock manufacturer August Home expands from its consumer-focused niche by offering dealers an integration-friendly home security solution.

SnapAV’s OvrC Pro is ‘One of the Most Important Initiatives in the Company’s History’

SnapAV’s OvrC Pro is ‘One of the Most Important Initiatives in the Company’s History’

September 15, 2016 CEDIA 2016: OvrC Pro from SnapAV lets dealers drill into their customers’ networks remotely to monitor and fix not just routers and access points but home automation and A/V devices as well. Consumers get an app as well, so it’s sellable. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

ELK C1M1 Dual Path Communicator Finds the Fastest Way to Send Emergency Messages

ELK C1M1 Dual Path Communicator Finds the Fastest Way to Send Emergency Messages

August 17, 2016 ELK's latest security solution facilitates communications over IP to ensure emergency messages are transmitted as quickly as possible.

In-Depth: If Comcast and Alarm.com Acquire Icontrol as Rumored

In-Depth: If Comcast and Alarm.com Acquire Icontrol as Rumored

June 16, 2016 Leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider Icontrol is reportedly being sold to Comcast/Xfinity and erstwhile rival Alarm.com. What does this mean for the security and home automation market? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro 100 Top Security Brands: Surveillance, IP Cameras, Fire Systems, Access Control and More

CE Pro 100 Top Security Brands: Surveillance, IP Cameras, Fire Systems, Access Control and More

June 13, 2016 Survey of CE Pro 100 top home technology integrators reveals the most-specified brands in these security and surveillance categories as part of our annual Brand Analysis.

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5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

5 Tech Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

September 15, 2016 Adding to your service offering is challenging. We get it. ConnectWise has helped countless technology solution providers reconfigure their business for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue.

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Advertorial · March 16, 2016 Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

Tips, advice, and long-term solutions on how to transition your business to an as-a-service model, and why it’s beneficial to do so.

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.

ADT

ADT
For more than a century, ADT has been one of today’s most trusted, well known brands in the industry. Today, we serve more than six million customers, making us the largest company of our kind in both the U.S. and Canada....
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Ihiji

ihiji
Ihiji is the foundation of your service operations center. Your technicians can remotely monitor the status of all of your clients’ networks and IP devices.  The customized dashboard shows all Ihiji connected...
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Kwikset

Kwikset
Kwikset is the leading provider of innovative security solutions that deliver superior quality, convenience and aesthetic appeal. Whether it’s solely for security or as a critical element in a “connected”...
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LILIN

LILIN
LILIN is a global manufacturer of IP video cameras, recording devices, & software. The company adheres to a time-tested philosophy of Creativity, Progress, & Excellence. LILIN’s spectrum of cameras and servers...
www.lilin.us
Napco

Napco
Napco Security Technologies is a leading manufacturer of a wide array of security products, developing advanced technologies for intrusion, fire, video, wireless, access control and door locking systems. Headquartered in New...
www.napcosecurity.com