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In-Depth: If Comcast and Alarm.com Acquire Icontrol as Rumored

Leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider Icontrol is reportedly being sold to Comcast/Xfinity and erstwhile rival Alarm.com. What does this mean for the security and home automation market?

Julie Jacobson · June 16, 2016

ISC West 2016: The Latest in Smart Doorbell Cameras and How they Integrate with Home Automation

Vivint sets records for video doorbell, Nortek unveils first doorbell cam, August and Ring work with ADT Canopy, Honeywell teams with Skybell, DoorBird integrates with Control4 home automation … and more smart-doorbell news for ISC West 2016.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016

Home-Tech Mergers, Acquisitions, IPOs, Investments, Shakeups, Deals of 2015

Flextronics picks up Wink, Legrand invests in Netatmo, Alarm.com goes public, Sears acquires WallyHome, Nortek acquires Numera … and other IoT and A/V mergers, acquisitions and equity events of 2015.

Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2015

The Biggest Home-Technology Stories of 2015

From the demise of VIA International to the launch of Amazon Echo, CE Pro highlights some of the most important home-tech happenings of 2015. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Julie Jacobson · December 24, 2015

Finding a Winning DIY Strategy in Small Retail Stores

Florida-based custom integration firm Five Smooth Stones has a dual focus on production homebuilders and converting DIYers via its two small-footprint retail stores.

Jason Knott · November 03, 2015

CE Pro’s Top 5 Home Tech Trends & Opportunities for 2015

Production home building, immersive home entertainment, more engaging home automation, the aware home and cloud-based networking top CE Pro’s list of technology trends and opportunities for 2015.

Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2014

Why does Interlogix have 3 Cloud Services for Security, Home Automation?

UTC’s Interlogix already offers Alarm.com and its own AdvisorSync for cloud-based security and home automation, so why did they acquire UHS from Australia-based Hills?

Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2014