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