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SnapAV’s Big ISC Surprise: Self-Contained Security, Home Automation System With OvrC

New Clare One UL-listed security and home automation system will integrate with third-party home controllers, incorporate SnapAV services including OvrC.

Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2019

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.

Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018

DR Horton, KB Homes: How Big Production Builders Deploy Smart-Home Technology Today

Mass-market DIY home automation systems work for production homes, but should be deployed with ‘white-glove’ service, and supported after the fact: ‘Connected Home’ panel with DR Horton and KB Homes

Rodney Bosch · December 12, 2018

Resideo’s Security, Home-Automation IPO: Comparing REZI, CTRL, ALRM

After IPO, Honeywell spinoff Resideo (NYSE: REZI) joins Control4 and Alarm.com as the only pure-play, pro-centric security and smart-home stocks. We compare 12 publicly traded competitors.

Julie Jacobson · October 30, 2018

Northstar Affiliate Funding Program Adds Qolsys Products

By adding Qolsys to its funding program, NorthStar hopes to attract new customers and provide security, life safety, and smart home solutions.

CE Pro Editors · October 24, 2018

10 Best IoT Insights and Smart-Home Quotes from Connections 2018

On Shrek, Costco, sous vide, insurance, DIY, older people, and other engaging subjects shared among the who’s who of IoT at Parks Associates’ Connections Conference 2018.

Julie Jacobson · June 01, 2018

Recent IoT Research Says Broadband Households Care More About Cybersecurity Than Ever Before

IoT research firm Parks Associates recently released a whitepaper showing 64% of broadband households are concerned about their safety and privacy.

CE Pro Editors · April 25, 2018

Guardian Protection Adopts Qolsys IQ Panel 2 as Standard

CE Pro 100 company Guardian Protection Services selects Qolsys IQ Panel 2 with Alarm.com as new smart home installation controller after one-year evaluation.

Jason Knott · February 20, 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?

Julie Jacobson · December 27, 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