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Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

Private Equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling stake in DIY security provider SimpliSafe. CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson reviews synergies with H&F portfolio companies SnapAV, Verisure (Securitas Direct) and HUB International insurance.

Julie Jacobson · July 02, 2018

Now That’s How You Make $43.3 Million on Custom-Installed Technology

CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch / Video & Audio Center earns 45% of total revenues from custom installation by incorporating home automation into every part of the retailer’s new high-end L.A. mall location.

Jason Knott · June 27, 2018

If Amazon Sells Homeowners Insurance with Security and IoT, Game Over?

Report says Amazon is contemplating selling homeowners insurance alongside robots, security, home automation and other IoT devices.

Julie Jacobson · June 22, 2018

Distributor PAA ‘Ecstatic’ with Catalyst AV Results

Distributor PAA says being part of Catalyst AV has made ‘tremendous difference’ with 17 new lines added to portfolio in one year.

Jason Knott · June 22, 2018

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges – CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.

CE Pro Editors · June 07, 2018

Amazon IoT Patent Shows ZigBee Home-Automation Signals over Power Cable

Ideal for integrating Wi-Fi cameras with ZigBee door locks, Amazon invention shows ZigBee home-automation signals running over power cable to enhance wireless performance.

Julie Jacobson · May 29, 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.

Julie Jacobson · May 18, 2018

That HUGE Story on Secretive ‘Amazon Home Security Services’

CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson conjures up “the big story” on new Amazon Smart Security Services, including an army of licensed alarm installers, Amazon’s own central monitoring station, Ring and Zonoff-inspired smart-home services, Amazon Key and more. (Spoiler: She was wrong.)

Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2018

DMP Security System Integrates with Ring Video Doorbells

DMP security panels already integrate with home-automation devices through the company’s Virtual Keypad. At ISC West 2018, the company announced integration with Ring Video Doorbells.

CE Pro Editors · April 18, 2018

Who ‘Owns’ Doorbell Camera Surveillance Video? (and 4 Other Legal Questions)

With the proliferation of front door camera systems such as Ring, Nest Hello and others, the liability and ownership rights to the images is coming to the forefront.

Jason Knott · March 28, 2018