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NACE President Aaron Starr Discusses Hot Security Categories, Dealer Support

Aaron Starr, president of North American Cable Equipment (NACE) believes its support mechanisms and training can help CE pros run their businesses more effectively.

CE Pro Editors · July 09, 2018

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

Private Equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling stake in DIY security provider SimpliSafe. CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson reviews synergies with H&F portfolio companies SnapAV, Verisure (Securitas Direct) and HUB International insurance.

Julie Jacobson · July 02, 2018

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

Alula Connect+ security and home-automation platform can be installed during construction at very low cost to homebuilder, allowing integration with built-in smart-home tech like Pella Insynctive windows and doors.

CE Pro Editors · June 26, 2018

If Amazon Sells Homeowners Insurance with Security and IoT, Game Over?

Report says Amazon is contemplating selling homeowners insurance alongside robots, security, home automation and other IoT devices.

Julie Jacobson · June 22, 2018

I-View Now’s Free Police Portal Could Expedite Response with Video Verification

Free to law enforcement, I-View Now’s Police Alarm Portal for video verification could lead to faster and safer response to alarms by emergency responders.

CE Pro Editors · May 23, 2018

Insurance Meets Smart Home at Connections 2018: IoT Sensors, Data, Warranties, More

The impact of IoT and smart-home technology on the insurance industry – for risk assessment, loss mitigation, and customer engagement – will be a key theme at Parks Associates’ Connections Conference 2018.

Julie Jacobson · May 23, 2018

ADT Cybersecurity Adds Cofense Triage Phishing Detection Software

ADT Cybersecurity has partnered with Cofense, a phishing detection and response company, to provide customers with an automated incident response platform.

CE Pro Editors · May 21, 2018

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

I-View Now and newcomer Chekt enable security and smart-home dealers to add video verification to traditional alarm monitoring, providing recurring revenue to the installer and improved emergency response to the end user.

Julie Jacobson · May 04, 2018

Even More Highlights From ISC West

ISC West is chock full of companies vying for your time, so here’s another group of worthwhile booths and things to see.

Andrew Nichols · April 13, 2018

ISC West: Julie Jacobson’s Must-See Booths

A roundup of all things ISC West, be sure to check out these tweets to know what to prioritize before leaving the show floor.

Andrew Nichols · April 13, 2018