Alarm.com and Comcast Close Icontrol Acquisition: What Now?

Icontrol, a pioneer in cloud-based security and home automation, has been acquired by Alarm.com and Comcast, despite antitrust concerns. Here's what could be in store for the players and the SHaaS (smart home as a service) landscape.

Mar 09, 2017

IoT Loose Ends: Alarm.com, Icontrol, Comcast, Vivint, Qolsys, FTC and the Smart-Home Landscape

FTC scrutinizes acquisition of Icontrol by Alarm.com and Comcast; Vivint Smart Home cries foul; Who knew Alarm.com owned Zendo and a chunk of Qolsys?; and who are the IoT competitors these days?

Dec 27, 2016

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Comcast IP Control for X1 Cable Box Launches Next Month, Starting with Control4

Since announcing IP control for its X1 cable boxes last year, Comcast/Xfinity has yet to deliver, but CEDIA 2016 showed some progress with Control4 for home automation integration.

Sep 26, 2016

Inside Comcast: CXI Team Displays Customer Service, Engineering ‘Wizardry’

Among the technology being used by Comcast to assist integrators is software aptly named Einstein and X-ray that allows technicians to peer into a client's MoCA network to components, transmission rates, Wi-Fi, number of STBs, HDCP encryption and mor

Jul 12, 2016

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How “Secret Life of Pets” Movie Is Making Home Automation & Security Mainstream

Comcast launches marketing campaign around Universal's new animated film "Secret Life of Pets" complete with movie screenings, smart home tours and new features on Xfinity Home system.

Jun 24, 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.

Jun 23, 2016