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What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

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

That HUGE Story on Secretive ‘Amazon Home Security Services’

CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson conjures up “the big story” on new Amazon Smart Security Services, including an army of licensed alarm installers, Amazon’s own central monitoring station, Ring and Zonoff-inspired smart-home services, Amazon Key and more. (Spoiler: She was wrong.)

Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2018

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap ‘Ring Alarm’ security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC).

Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2018

Video Doorbells Get Ugly: SkyBell Slams Ring in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

In patent-infringement case, SkyBell says Ring (Bot Home Automation) competes on hype, not innovation. Meanwhile, Ring says Nest is a copycat.

Julie Jacobson · January 7, 2018

30 Most Popular Home Tech Stories of 2017: IoT, Alexa, Z-Wave Win the Year

Besides a hands-on look at an Onkyo A/V receiver, CE Pros mostly read anything about Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Control4, Z-Wave, Google, Nest and other IoT news in 2017.

Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2017

Judge Halts New ‘Ring Protect’ Smart Home Security System in ADT Lawsuit

In ADT Holdings vs. Harris, et al, the Delaware Chancery Court temporarily enjoined Ring from selling new Ring Protect DIY security and home automation system, claiming it stole intellectual property from Zonoff that belonged to ADT.

Julie Jacobson · November 3, 2017

ADT vs. Harris Trial Begins, with Ring and Zonoff in the IoT Mix

In ADT Holdings vs. Mike Harris, testimony begins on the acquisition of Zonoff’s IoT assets by Bot Home Automation (dba Ring.com). Ring revenues revealed.

Julie Jacobson · September 27, 2017

Ring CEO Responds to ADT Lawsuit Regarding Zonoff: ADT ‘Terrified’

Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff claims ADT feels threatened by Ring’s Wi-Fi doorbells after Ring hired the entire team of Zonoff home-automation platform developers.

Julie Jacobson · May 4, 2017

ADT Sues Ring, Former Zonoff CEO for Theft of Home-Automation Tech; Ring CEO Calls Bull

ADT claims former Zonoff CEO Mike Harris misappropriated home-automation assets, transferring them to smart-doorbell maker Ring when the IoT technology actually belonged to ADT. Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff says claims are “ridiculous.”

Julie Jacobson · May 2, 2017

Ring Becomes IoT Powerhouse Overnight, Hires Entire Zonoff Smart-Home Team

Smart-doorbell maker Ring snaps up 75 former Zonoff employees, assembling powerful team of home-automation veterans.

Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2017

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