All In Remote Monitoring
Can a merger of Control4 and SnapAV, with industry-leading Ihiji and OvrC remote-monitoring platforms, yield a ‘central monitoring station’ model for smart-home pros?
Julie Jacobson · July 2, 2019
Crestron has formed a partnership with Domotz that will give integrators greater visibility to their installed devices to reduce truck rolls, improve service, and open the opportunity for service agreements.
Jason Knott · May 23, 2019
SnapAV’s acquisition of Control4 will create a one-stop shop for professionally installed home automation, A/V, networking, other home technologies: CEOs John Heyman, Martin Plaehn
Julie Jacobson · May 17, 2019
‘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
Access Networks will now include its Live Monitoring service in every network it builds, and debuts its Access Networks Certified Expert (ACE) certification.
Jason Knott · July 6, 2018
OneVision becomes the only smart-home tech-support provider to work with four major managed services platforms in the custom installation channel.
Julie Jacobson · June 28, 2018
Acquiring a national alarm company could help Amazon increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), but also pave the way for Amazon to become a chief security officer (CSO) and managed service provider for the home.
Julie Jacobson · May 18, 2018
Way beyond a “distribution deal,” the partnership between Lutron and SnapAV is an ambitious effort to expand the lighting-control universe, and to extend the ecosystem of OvrC-enabled managed services for the home-technology channel.
Julie Jacobson · April 5, 2018
Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.
Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018
Parks Associates data shows half of U.S. households would pay $5/month for subsidized smart thermostat installation with ongoing service program.
Jason Knott · March 23, 2018