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5 Levels of Security: How to Take Customers from Basic to Advanced

Consumers might walk in the door requesting a basic alarm system or a couple of cameras, but integrators can move them into a more advanced solution…

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5 Levels of Security: How to Take Customers from Basic to Advanced

5 Levels of Security: How to Take Customers from Basic to Advanced

Advertorial · November 17, 2017 Consumers might walk in the door requesting a basic alarm system or a couple of cameras, but integrators can move them into a more advanced solution by using this simple '5 Levels of Security' cheat sheet.

ADT Acquires Datashield; Forms ADT Cybersecurity

ADT Acquires Datashield; Forms ADT Cybersecurity

November 14, 2017 ADT Cybersecurity will target commercial clients with 'rapid response' network security in addition to physical security systems.

Alarm.com Q3 Revenues Hit $90M, Up 33%

Alarm.com Q3 Revenues Hit $90M, Up 33%

November 09, 2017 Alarm.com reports year-over-year Q3 revenues of $90M, an increase of 32.6% over 2016's Q3 and a 4.6% jump vs. Q2 revenues this year. Video doorbell cited as key to success.

What are the Odds New Honeywell DIY Smart Home Hub Has Z-Wave, Alexa, Cellular? [UPDATED]

What are the Odds New Honeywell DIY Smart Home Hub Has Z-Wave, Alexa, Cellular? [UPDATED]

October 25, 2017 Honeywell to launch new 'Smart Security' system on Indiegogo. We guess what's inside the home-automation hub including Z-Wave and 345 Mhz radios. Updated: Perhaps a Lyric Security Controller in new form factor? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Google, Nest Share Vision for Home-Technology Pros

Google, Nest Share Vision for Home-Technology Pros

October 17, 2017 At CEDIA 2017, Google and Nest product managers Mark Spates and Mike Soucie discuss smart-home products, protocols and opportunities for home-technology pros.

3 Big Trends in Security & Home Automation

3 Big Trends in Security & Home Automation

October 16, 2017 The security and home-automation industries grapple with new technologies and business models today and in the near future -- insurtech, closed vs. open ecosystems, and cloud vs. local integration, to name a few.

Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG

Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG

October 02, 2017 Best Buy to sell new 2GIG-based security panel with Samsung SmartThings home-automation hub inside, including ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, security-sensor, and cellular radios. Presumably UL-listed for fire and life safety, with no-contract monitoring by ADT. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

September 21, 2017 Nest Secure, a new UL-listed DIY security and home automation system with professional monitoring by MONI, seems humdrum until you consider implications for IoT protocols Thread and Weave, as well as smart-home installers and the insurance industry (insurtech). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CommandScape is High-End, Cybersecure Home-Automation System from Netscape Founder Jim Clark

CommandScape is High-End, Cybersecure Home-Automation System from Netscape Founder Jim Clark

August 22, 2017 Cybersecurity at core of CommandScape, a building-management and home-automation manufacturer launched by Netscape founder Jim Clark, and run by former ADT exec. Don Boerema. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Alarm.com Q2 Results: Revenue Rises 33% Driven by SaaS

Alarm.com Q2 Results: Revenue Rises 33% Driven by SaaS

August 10, 2017 Alarm.com's total revenue increases 33% while SaaS and license revenue increases 40% following the acquisition of Connect and Piper business units from Icontrol.

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What are the Odds New Honeywell DIY Smart Home Hub Has Z-Wave, Alexa, Cellular? [UPDATED]

What are the Odds New Honeywell DIY Smart Home Hub Has Z-Wave, Alexa, Cellular? [UPDATED]

October 25, 2017 Honeywell to launch new 'Smart Security' system on Indiegogo. We guess what's inside the home-automation hub including Z-Wave and 345 Mhz radios. Updated: Perhaps a Lyric Security Controller in new form factor? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Google, Nest Share Vision for Home-Technology Pros

Google, Nest Share Vision for Home-Technology Pros

October 17, 2017 At CEDIA 2017, Google and Nest product managers Mark Spates and Mike Soucie discuss smart-home products, protocols and opportunities for home-technology pros.

Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG

Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG

October 02, 2017 Best Buy to sell new 2GIG-based security panel with Samsung SmartThings home-automation hub inside, including ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, security-sensor, and cellular radios. Presumably UL-listed for fire and life safety, with no-contract monitoring by ADT. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

September 21, 2017 Nest Secure, a new UL-listed DIY security and home automation system with professional monitoring by MONI, seems humdrum until you consider implications for IoT protocols Thread and Weave, as well as smart-home installers and the insurance industry (insurtech). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CommandScape is High-End, Cybersecure Home-Automation System from Netscape Founder Jim Clark

CommandScape is High-End, Cybersecure Home-Automation System from Netscape Founder Jim Clark

August 22, 2017 Cybersecurity at core of CommandScape, a building-management and home-automation manufacturer launched by Netscape founder Jim Clark, and run by former ADT exec. Don Boerema. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Observables Launches IOBOT Configurable Router with RMR Potential for Dealers

Observables Launches IOBOT Configurable Router with RMR Potential for Dealers

June 15, 2017 With Observables' patent-pending IOBOT software as a service (SaaS) and AlwaysON platform, dealers have a cross-market offering that brings in subscription-based recurring revenue.

Comcast to Compete Head-On with Alarm.com, Offering Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing

Comcast to Compete Head-On with Alarm.com, Offering Dealers ‘Aggressive’ Pricing

May 23, 2017 Comcast/Xfinity will be “quite aggressive” in pricing its wholesale security and home automation service for independent dealers, competing with Alarm.com. Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici reveals plans at ISC West 2017. (Julie Jacbson / CE Pro)

IP/Cellular Dual Path Alarm Communicators Dominate ISC 2017

IP/Cellular Dual Path Alarm Communicators Dominate ISC 2017

May 05, 2017 As POTS lines disappear, security dealers are upgrading alarm panels with dual-path communicators that provide both IP (Wi-Fi or hardwired) and cellular connections to the central station.

Surprising New Trend in Security and Home Automation: Adding Multiroom Audio

Surprising New Trend in Security and Home Automation: Adding Multiroom Audio

April 12, 2017 Alarm.com, Honeywell and start-up Huny show whole-house audio integrated with security and home automation – a first for the alarm industry with potential to lure in traditional A/V dealers.

Observables Breaks Out at ISC West with Connected Security Service Platform

Observables Breaks Out at ISC West with Connected Security Service Platform

April 04, 2017 New security company Observables was founded by Ron Gans and Abe Schryer, a 30-year industry veteran. Avi Rosenthal, former VP of Nortek Security & Control, is consulting.

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October 10, 2016 With a proactive set of solutions and the right community to support your work, you can capitalize on making your customers safer, happier, and more productive.

Your #1 Source for Expanding Your Recurring-Revenue Practice

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September 15, 2016 Adding to your service offering is challenging. We get it. ConnectWise has helped countless technology solution providers reconfigure their business for the future by adding new practice areas and building monthly recurring revenue.

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