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Alarm.com Settles Patent-Infringement Lawsuit with IpDatatel

Patent-infringement lawsuits dismissed before Court ruled on validity of two Alarm.com security and home-automation patents.

Julie Jacobson · July 18, 2019

Analysis: ADT Pulse vs. Command and Control; 3G Sunset Doom as ‘Opportunity’

ADT Pulse replaced by ‘dream’ security and home-automation system ADT Command and Control, powered by Alarm.com, but ADT faces upgrade challenge for some 3.7 million customers due to 3G, CDMA sunset.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2019

ADT Sues Ring, Former Zonoff CEO for Theft of Home-Automation Tech; Ring CEO Calls Bull

ADT claims former Zonoff CEO Mike Harris misappropriated home-automation assets, transferring them to smart-doorbell maker Ring when the IoT technology actually belonged to ADT. Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff says claims are “ridiculous.”

Julie Jacobson · May 2, 2017

Goodbye, Zonoff: IoT Provider Sunk by Alarm.com, Icontrol, Honeywell, ADT

Zonoff, one of the most promising IoT platform providers, closes shop after Honeywell reportedly reneges on acquisition. Security and home-automation giants ADT, Icontrol and Alarm.com figured into the demise.

Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2017

Alarm.com Revenues Up 25% for 2016

Alarm.com announces positive financial results for Q4 and the full year 2016. The ObjectVideo price tag is revealed.

Rodney Bosch · March 22, 2017

Exclusive: How Comcast Will Use Icontrol to Dominate Security, Home Automation Market

Comcast’s Dan Herscovici on the acquisition of Icontrol: new smart-home roadmap, a wholesale offering to other providers, thoughts on DIY, integration with TV and voice controls, IoT center in Austin, TX … and more.

Julie Jacobson · March 9, 2017

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.

Julie Jacobson ·

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 2, 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

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

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