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How to Tackle Pesky Management Issues

No matter what line of work you are in, there is likely some sort of hierarchy and more than likely, room for improvement. Management issues are part of any business and they will ultimately affect your bottom line. Whether it’s deciding if you should outsource an independent contractor, identifying proper guidelines for employee timecards, or […]

April 13, 2014

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2014

How will these soaring categories affect your business in 2014? We take a closer look at high-resolution audio, mass-market home automation, Cloud video surveillance, more sensor opportunities, and automated door locks.

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2014

Vivint Selling Super-High-Speed Wireless Broadband Door-to-Door

After acquisition of Smartrove, Vivint is offering 50 Mbps upstream/downstream wireless broadband for $55/month in addition to security, home automation, solar power – all sold door-to-door; Utah zero-energy home showcases the goods.

August 16, 2013

California Loosens Security Licensing Requirements

California’s Bureau of Security and Investigative Services waives the two-year in-the-field prerequisite for integrators to take the test to get an alarm license.

Jason Knott · May 30, 2013

Nortek to Acquire 2Gig for $135M, Fold into Linear Security

Five months after 2Gig and Vivint were acquired for $2B, Nortek Inc. acquires leading home automation and home security provider 2Gig for $135M. Company will be folded into subsidiary Linear.

Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2013

MiOS: The Biggest Home Automation Platform You Never Heard of

At CES 2013, ask MiOS about some of its big wins including Orange Telecom, URC, Actiontec and others. Move over Motorola/Arris 4Home and iControl?

Julie Jacobson · January 10, 2013

Vivint, 2Gig Acquired by Blackstone Capital for $2B

Blackstone Capital has entered into an agreement to purchase CE Pro 100 company Vivint, along with 2Gig Technologies and Vivint Solar, for more than $2 billion.

Jason Knott · September 19, 2012

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CE Pro Editors · May 10, 2012

Top 5 Home Technology Opportunities for 2012

Self-contained security/home automation, LED lighting, computer audio, alternative controls and the cloud provide key opportunities for home systems integrators in 2012.

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2012

How to Earn $85K Per Month Monitoring House Arrest Bracelets

Thank you, Lindsay Lohan, and others who make alcohol monitoring and ankle bracelet monitoring profitable.

Jason Knott · June 06, 2011