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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
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. (Sp
Apr 27, 2018
Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm
CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap 'Ring Alarm' security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC).
Jan 18, 2018
Video Doorbells Get Ugly: SkyBell Slams Ring in Patent Infringement Lawsuit
In patent-infringement case, SkyBell says Ring (Bot Home Automation) competes on hype, not innovation. Meanwhile, Ring says Nest is a copycat.
Jan 07, 2018
30 Most Popular Home Tech Stories of 2017: IoT, Alexa, Z-Wave Win the Year
Besides a hands-on look at an Onkyo A/V receiver, CE Pros mostly read anything about Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Control4, Z-Wave, Google, Nest and other IoT news in 2017.
Dec 27, 2017
Judge Halts New ‘Ring Protect’ Smart Home Security System in ADT Lawsuit
In ADT Holdings vs. Harris, et al, the Delaware Chancery Court temporarily enjoined Ring from selling new Ring Protect DIY security and home automation system, claiming it stole intellectual property from Zonoff that belonged to ADT.