All In Zonoff
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
Smart-doorbell maker Ring snaps up 75 former Zonoff employees, assembling powerful team of home-automation veterans.
Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2017