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2GIG Co-founder Scott Simon Passes Away

Longtime security industry veteran Scott Simon, co-founder of groundbreaking 2GIG Technologies and former Honeywell executive, dies unexpectedly.

Jason Knott · March 19, 2020

Digging into Vivint’s Staggering Raw Numbers

Newly public Vivint Smart Home reveals $1.2B in 2019 revenue, 1.5M subscribers, margins at 40.6%, $66 in RMR per subscriber and 15 devices per installation.

Jason Knott · March 10, 2020

With Smart Devices and Pro Network, Resideo Could be AAA for the Home

What AAA has done for car insurance, Resideo (Honeywell Home) could do for the home, thanks to smart devices, cloud services, thousands of smart-home pros.

Julie Jacobson · December 20, 2019

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Resideo Names New CFO, Stock Falls 40%

On the heels of naming former Constellation Brands exec Bob Ryder interim CFO, Resideo saw its stock tumble 40% due to a decline in its comfort business.

Robert Archer · October 24, 2019

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ADT Acquires Video Alarm Verification System I-View Now

ADT is piloting I-View Now’s technology in several markets to reduce false alarms and optimize emergency response.

Rodney Bosch · October 18, 2019

Vivint Smart Home to Go Public via Reverse Merger Valuing Co. at $5.6 Billion

Vivint Smart Home to be merged into SoftBank-backed Mosaic (NYSE: MOSC), a specialty acquisition corp. that will take on Vivint name.

Julie Jacobson · September 16, 2019

CES 2019: Smartest New Smoke, Fire and CO Detectors

Smoke Detective turns any smart phone or camera-enabled device into a smoke detector … and other innovations in smoke, CO and fire safety at CES 2019.

Julie Jacobson · December 14, 2018

New Samsung SmartThings Wifi Melds Home Automation Hub with Plume Mesh Wi-Fi

‘Next iteration’ of Samsung Connect Home is full-fledged SmartThings hub with ZigBee and Z-Wave, plus mesh Wi-Fi from Plume, featuring ‘AI-based network optimization.’ New $15 ZigBee home-automation ‘Button’ launched.

Julie Jacobson · August 13, 2018

2GIG Builds a Better Water Leak Sensor, Nortek Claims

Nortek says 2GIG Water Leak Detector is the first to provide dual-source protection against water leaks and flooding.

CE Pro Editors · June 26, 2018

9 Interesting IoT Finds at ISC: Blingy Smart Lock, Awesome Fire Alarm

ISC West 2018: SnapAV pitches OvrC to alarm dealers, a smart lock for newlyweds, neat fire-protection system that could spawn a category … and more security and home automation from Vegas.

Julie Jacobson · April 12, 2018