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Who Will be the Next Icontrol?

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 · June 17, 2016

Calgary Homeowner Adds Elan Automation After Devastating Flood

This homeowner assessed his home’s extreme water damage and chose to rebuild, turning a bout of bad luck into a brand new automation system controlled by Elan.

Lisa Montgomery · June 17, 2016

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

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 · June 16, 2016

Lennar Community Goes Standard with Z-Wave-based Controls

Homebuilder Lennar offers as standard amenities equipment from Schlage, Ring, UTC, Nortek and Leviton, plus solar panels in new 144-home community in Orlando.

Jason Knott · June 15, 2016

Target’s New Minn. ‘Connected Living’ Space Features Smart Devices, Not Home Automation

IP cameras, smart thermostats, IoT basketballs line shelves of Target’s Connected Living Experience in Minneapolis area, but ‘experience’ is a misnomer and home automation is mostly absent.

Julie Jacobson · June 14, 2016

Apple Announces Dedicated Home App for iOS 10

With Apple’s new Home app for iOS 10, all smart home devices supporting HomeKit will be one swipe away. The app also includes new categories of gadgets such as surveillance cameras.

Chelsea Cafiero · June 14, 2016

CE Pro Top 100 Control & Automation Brands: Lighting, Shading, Remote Controls, HVAC and More

Survey of CE Pro 100 top home technology integrators reveals the most-specified brands in these home control and automation categories as part of our annual Brand Analysis.

Robert Archer · June 09, 2016

Logitech to Sell New $400 Harmony Pro Remote Only Through Pro Installers, not DIY

Available through ADI and Dow Electronics, new Harmony Pro remote control and home automation system mimics Harmony Elite, but not available to DIYs.

Julie Jacobson · June 08, 2016

5 Interesting Things about Sigma (SIGM) Earnings: Z-Wave, Mobile IoT, Dolby Vision, More

In Q1 2017 earnings call, Sigma Designs (SIGM) explains fluctuations and opportunities for Z-Wave home automation, major growth in smart TV technology, and prospects for Mobile IoT from Bretelon Acquisition.

Julie Jacobson · June 07, 2016

Stampede Europe Acquires Global Distributor Just Lamps

The deal expands Stampede’s global reach and provides Just Lamps with new product categories to sell through its reseller network.

CE Pro Editors · June 06, 2016