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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

Resideo’s Security, Home-Automation IPO: Comparing REZI, CTRL, ALRM

After IPO, Honeywell spinoff Resideo (NYSE: REZI) joins Control4 and Alarm.com as the only pure-play, pro-centric security and smart-home stocks. We compare 12 publicly traded competitors.

Julie Jacobson · October 30, 2018

Northstar Affiliate Funding Program Adds Qolsys Products

By adding Qolsys to its funding program, NorthStar hopes to attract new customers and provide security, life safety, and smart home solutions.

CE Pro Editors · October 24, 2018

9 Universal Devices from the Alarm Industry to Enhance Home Automation Installs

Smart-home pros stymied by a home-automation challenge should check with the security industry for problem-solving adapters, sensors, communicators, and other useful thingamajigs.

CE Pro Editors · October 10, 2018