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Icontrol, Alarm.com Respond to Antitrust Suit: Honeywell Defines Smart-Home Market All Wrong

In its lawsuit to stop Icontrol from being sold to Alarm.com and Comcast/Xfinity, Honeywell defines the relevant security and home-automation market way too narrowly, defendants claim.

Julie Jacobson · March 02, 2017

Honeywell Sues to Block Icontrol, Alarm.com Merger on Antitrust Grounds

Two dominant SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers Icontrol and Alarm.com are being sued by competitor Honeywell to block a proposed merger. Combined company would control 70% of the market for interactive security and home automation.

Julie Jacobson · February 23, 2017

Alarm.com To Develop ‘Learning’ Drones for Smart Home Use

Alarm.com has announced plans to develop autonomous, video-enabled drones for smart home and business security that will use the company’s new Insights Engine multi-sensor learning capability.

Jason Knott · January 04, 2017

CE Public Company Stocks Up 22% in 2016

Among 48 publicly traded stocks engaged in the security, IoT, home automation and consumer electronics industries, 36 of them saw stock price increases. Which one topped the list with a 134% jump?

Jason Knott · January 03, 2017

Top 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions in Home Automation, A/V, IoT, Security, Networking

Samsung, Nortek, Honeywell, Harman, SnapAV, Control4, AVAD, Somfy, Alarm.com, TiVo, B&W, Alarm.com and Icontrol were just some of the home-technology companies involved in mergers, acquisitions and investments in 2016.

Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2016

Large Utah Integrator Rebrands to Target Smart Home Market

AMP Security has announced a new name — AMP Smart — and unveiled a new home automation package using Qolsys equipment and Alarm.com service.

Jason Knott · October 20, 2016

Comcast and Alarm.com Acquire Parts of Icontrol

Leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider Icontrol will be acquired by Comcast/Xfinity and longtime competitor Alarm.com.

CE Pro Editors · June 23, 2016

Who Will be the Next Icontrol?

If Icontrol is acquired by Comcast and Alarm.com, we’ll see a gaping hole in SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers for integrated home automation and professionally monitored security. Here are some likely contenders as the ‘next Icontrol’.

Julie Jacobson · June 17, 2016

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