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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

Sacramento Showroom Flip Makes Smart Home ‘So Easy to Sell’

Liberty Bell Smart Home transformed Control4-certified showroom to promote simple security and home-automation packages based on Alarm.com and Interlogix Ultrasync on the lower end, Control4 at the higher end.

Julie Jacobson · June 06, 2018

8 Quick Business Tips to Boost Profitability

Azione integrators share advice on charging for engineering and project management, hiring and firing, GPS tracking for vehicles and other profit-building tips.

Jason Knott · May 01, 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

Alarm.com Debuts New ‘Smarter’ Thermostat

New integrator-friendly Alarm.com connected thermostat uses machine learning and cloud intelligence to anticipate HVAC failures and water damage.

Jason Knott · January 11, 2018

Smart Home Stocks Rise 40% in 2017

46 public stocks tracked by CE Pro rise 40.53%, led by Sharp, Control4, LG, Samsung and Sony.

Jason Knott · January 05, 2018

Alarm.com Q3 Revenues Hit $90M, Up 33%

Alarm.com reports year-over-year Q3 revenues of $90M, an increase of 32.6% over 2016’s Q3 and a 4.6% jump vs. Q2 revenues this year. Video doorbell cited as key to success.

Rodney Bosch · November 09, 2017