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Study: 73% of Integrators Don’t Offer Cybersecurity Services

CE Pro research finds residential and commercial integrators lagging on cybersecurity coverage; 40% not protecting their own businesses with cybersecurity solutions.

Arlen Schweiger · April 22, 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

Alula BAT-Connect Adds Cellular, IP, Home Automation to Ordinary Security Panels

Alula claims its new BAT-Connect is first ‘triple-path’ alarm communicator with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and 4G/LTE cellular (CAT M1 for 5G transition), plus unified dashboard for security, surveillance and Z-Wave home automation.

Julie Jacobson · October 11, 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

Alarm.com Settles Patent-Infringement Lawsuit with IpDatatel

Patent-infringement lawsuits dismissed before Court ruled on validity of two Alarm.com security and home-automation patents.

Julie Jacobson · July 18, 2019

Resideo Buys IoT Startup LifeWhere to Expand Its Remote Monitoring Solutions

By acquiring LifeWhere’s remote monitoring and diagnostics solutions, Resideo looks to more effectively bridge the gap between homeowners and service experts

Rodney Bosch · June 28, 2019

Texas Integrator Uses Telguard Communication Upgrades to Expand Smart Home Sales

Smith Thompson Home Security in Texas relies on Telguard’s TG-1 Express not only for reliable LTE and 3G/4G panel signal transmissions, but for seamless upgrades and setting up new and existing customers with the HC Flex smartphone app for automation and security controls.

Arlen Schweiger · May 31, 2019

Amazon Alexa Guard Sound-Detection Turns Echo into Smart Security System

Alexa Guard works with smart home platforms by ADT and Ring to arm/disarm systems, control lighting, receive fire/life-safety alerts and more.

Rodney Bosch · May 16, 2019

Napco’s New iSecure May be Fastest, Easiest Route to Security, Home Automation RMR

Introduced at ISC West 2019, Napco claims its iSecure series of dual-path alarm and smart-home systems are “the first complete cellular alarm systems under $99 net.”

Julie Jacobson · April 26, 2019

Alarm.com’s New ‘Sensor Walk Test’ Eliminates Laborious Security Verification Calls

New enhancement to Alarm.com’s MobileTech dealer tool shortens security-system installations by allowing installers to verify sensor communications without calling central monitoring station.

CE Pro Editors · April 24, 2019