All In Security

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

Channel Vision

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

Security Licensing FAQ

Don Maden, executive vice president of C.O.P.S. Monitoring, answers questions about what it takes to get alarm licensing.

Jason Knott · March 03, 2010