Ezlo Acquires Centralite Systems, Adding ZigBee to Z-Wave Home-Automation Portfolio
Centralite is Ezlo's third smart-home acquisition in a year, after smart-home platform developer MiOS (Vera) and Z-Wave device manufacturer Fortrezz.
Jul 15, 2019
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Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE
2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.
Dec 31, 2018
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
URC Goes Down-Market with MX HomePro Smart Home Hub and Remote Control
CEDIA 2016: URC’s new MX HomePro is modeled after its HomeSet for the security market but made for the custom A/V channel. Retails for $600 with an option for Z-Wave.
Sep 29, 2016
The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation
Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?
Jun 29, 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'.