Ring Becomes IoT Powerhouse Overnight, Hires Entire Zonoff Smart-Home Team

By Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2017 • Smart-doorbell maker Ring snaps up 75 former Zonoff employees, assembling powerful team of home-automation veterans. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Goodbye, Zonoff: IoT Provider Sunk by Alarm.com, Icontrol, Honeywell, ADT

By Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2017 • Zonoff, one of the most promising IoT platform providers, closes shop after Honeywell reportedly reneges on acquisition. Security and home-automation giants ADT, Icontrol and Alarm.com figured into the demise. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Alarm.com and Comcast Close Icontrol Acquisition: What Now?

By Julie Jacobson · March 9, 2017 • Icontrol, a pioneer in cloud-based security and home automation, has been acquired by Alarm.com and Comcast, despite antitrust concerns. Here's what could be in store for the players and the SHaaS (smart home as a service) landscape. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

ADT Makes History: Disarm Security System Via Amazon Alexa Voice

By Julie Jacobson · January 7, 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)

LG Electronics Launches All-in-One Security, Home Automation Device

By CE Pro Editors · January 5, 2017 • Powered by Zonoff, LG's new Smart Security system features Z-Wave capabilities and ADT's Canopy alarm-response service.

IoT Loose Ends: Alarm.com, Icontrol, Comcast, Vivint, Qolsys, FTC and the Smart-Home Landscape

By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2016 • FTC scrutinizes acquisition of Icontrol by Alarm.com and Comcast; Vivint Smart Home cries foul; Who knew Alarm.com owned Zendo and a chunk of Qolsys?; and who are the IoT competitors these days? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

UK’s Connected World Services Partners with Zonoff for Remote Home Monitoring

By CE Pro Editors · June 21, 2016 • CWS, a division of Dixons Carphone is deploying remote home monitoring and management services using the Zonoff SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform.

Connected World Services from Dixons Carphone Partners with Zonoff for Remote Home Monitoring

By Julie Jacobson · June 21, 2016 • CWS, a division of Dixons Carphone is deploying remote home monitoring and management services using the Zonoff SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform.

Who Will be the Next Icontrol?

By Julie Jacobson · June 17, 2016 • If Icontrol is acquired by Comcast and Alarm.com, we'll see a gaping hole in SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers for integrated home automation and professionally monitored security. Here are some likely contenders as the 'next Icontrol'. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

ADT Reportedly Picks Zonoff for DIY Home Automation; Icontrol Seeks Injunction in New Patent Suit

By Julie Jacobson · December 2, 2015 • Icontrol Networks files another lawsuit against Zonoff, claiming three new patent-infringement violations for security and home automation technology; action follows reported deal between ADT and Zonoff for new DIY smart-home system.

CentraLite Making Home Automation Hub for Lowe’s Iris, But Who is Providing IoT Platform?

By Julie Jacobson · July 21, 2015 • FCC document shows ZigBee, Z-Wave and BLE home automation hub alongside Lowe’s Iris literature. But who would provide the SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform -- Zonoff, Icontrol, MiOS?

More on ADT’s New LG Smart Camera: Is Zonoff the New Home Automation Partner?

By Julie Jacobson · May 15, 2015 • Icontrol is not providing the back-end security and home automation platform for ADT’s new smart camera built by LG. Rumor has it Zonoff, which powers Staples Connect, is the new partner. Plus, IFTTT and more ….

SHaaS Provider Zonoff Raises $31.8M; Hires Staples Home Automation Exec

By Julie Jacobson · December 3, 2014 • Zonoff, the SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider for Staples Connect, has raised nearly $32M in round B of strategic & venture funding. Co. hires Peter Gerstberger, former home automation leader for Staples.

Icontrol Networks Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Zonoff, SecureNet

By CE Pro Editors · September 14, 2014 • Icontrol Networks alleges Zonoff and SecureNet infringe on several patents related to cloud-based home automation.

Staples Launches Connect Home Automation; Teams with Lutron for Lighting, Shades

By Julie Jacobson · September 24, 2013 • Starting at $99, Staples Connect is first of the mass-market home automation systems that incorporates Lutron lighting control and motorized shades; system driven by Zonoff cloud-enabled platform.