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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

Analysis: ADT Pulse vs. Command and Control; 3G Sunset Doom as ‘Opportunity’

ADT Pulse replaced by ‘dream’ security and home-automation system ADT Command and Control, powered by Alarm.com, but ADT faces upgrade challenge for some 3.7 million customers due to 3G, CDMA sunset.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2019

Alarm.com Reports 19% Increase in License Revenue for Q4 2018

The smart home security company finished strong in 2018, posting SaaS and license revenues of $77.8 million in Q4.

Rodney Bosch · March 04, 2019

Alarm.com Loses Patent Infringement Case Against SecureNet, Awarded No Damages

Alarm.com originally sought $20 million in damages, claiming SecureNet infringed on three of its patents. A jury disagreed, awarding no damages for lost profits to Alarm.com.

CE Pro Editors · February 13, 2019

CES 2019: Wi-Fi Looked Like a Home-Automation ‘Standard’

Even the most faithful Z-Wave, ZigBee and BLE adopters went W-Fi with new home-automation devices at CES 2019. Adios IoT hubs?

Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2019

Alarm.com, Wi-Charge, and Allegion Team Up to Demo Products at CES 2019

The three companies are collaborating during CES 2019 to showcase how a Schlage smart lock can be integrated into an Alarm.com system thanks to Wi-Charge’s wireless power technology.

CE Pro Editors · January 08, 2019

Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.

Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018

DR Horton, KB Homes: How Big Production Builders Deploy Smart-Home Technology Today

Mass-market DIY home automation systems work for production homes, but should be deployed with ‘white-glove’ service, and supported after the fact: ‘Connected Home’ panel with DR Horton and KB Homes

Rodney Bosch · December 12, 2018

Alarm.com Q3 Results Show Total Revenue Growth of 24.3 Percent

For the third quarter ended Sept. 30, Alarm.com reported total revenue grew 24.3 percent to $111.8 million, up from $90 million during the same period last year.

Rodney Bosch · November 12, 2018

Instruments Giant Ametek Nabs Alarm.com Competitor Telguard with Acquisition of Parent Co. Telular

AMETEK acquires cellular-communications and IoT provider Telular for $525M, including Telguard SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform for integrating home automation with professionally monitored security.

Julie Jacobson · November 06, 2018