Clients Should Have Remote Monitoring … ‘Like It or Not’

Access Networks will now include its Live Monitoring service in every network it builds, and debuts its Access Networks Certified Expert (ACE) certification.

Jul 06, 2018

Tech Support Superfecta: OneVision adds SnapAV OvrC to Remote Managed Services

OneVision becomes the only smart-home tech-support provider to work with four major managed services platforms in the custom installation channel.

Jun 28, 2018

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

Acquiring a national alarm company could help Amazon increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), but also pave the way for Amazon to become a chief security officer (CSO) and managed service provider for the home.

May 18, 2018

Why SnapAV, Lutron Partnership is Such a Big Deal for Smart Home Channel

Way beyond a "distribution deal," the partnership between Lutron and SnapAV is an ambitious effort to expand the lighting-control universe, and to extend the ecosystem of OvrC-enabled managed services for the home-technology channel.

Apr 05, 2018

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.

Mar 28, 2018

New RMR Opportunity: Smart Thermostat Service?

Parks Associates data shows half of U.S. households would pay $5/month for subsidized smart thermostat installation with ongoing service program.

Mar 23, 2018