Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG
By Julie Jacobson · October 2, 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)
By Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2017 • Opinion: After acquiring SnapAV, private equity giant Hellman & Friedman likely will follow up with 'transformational transaction' that disrupts home-technology landscape: Control4? Savant? Core Brands? Interlogix? PlumChoice? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Robert Archer · June 19, 2017 • Honeywell leads the intrusion and fire control panel category followed by Interlogix, DSC, 2GIG and Leviton/HAI. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Julie Jacobson · June 5, 2017 • Chasing SnapAV, distributor WAVE Electronics launches Lux cameras, nabs Honeywell security, prints logos on Amazon Echo, packages DIY products for security pros. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · December 14, 2016 • After acquisition by Melrose Industries, Nortek security and home automation groups get common leadership under Mike O'Neal.
By Jason Knott · August 3, 2016 • New Magnetic Asset Protection (MAP) sensor from Art Guard allows integrators to add a layer of security detection to clients' valued items. Sensor integrates with multiple security control panels.
By Julie Jacobson · July 29, 2016 • One of the largest worldwide providers of Z-Wave devices, Nortek Security & Control plans to launch ZigBee products for the first time to grab MSO and utility business. (Julie Jacobson)
By Julie Jacobson · June 17, 2016 • If Icontrol is acquired by Comcast and Alarm.com, we'll see a gaping hole in SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers for integrated home automation and professionally monitored security. Here are some likely contenders as the 'next Icontrol'. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · April 8, 2016 • Transference of technology between mature MiOS platform and various Nortek brands will enable branded apps to hit the market quickly and speed up the delivery of the ultimate 'interface-less' connected home.
By Julie Jacobson · April 7, 2016 • Super-thin Z-Wave strip from Sensative, clever front-door camera solution from Toucan, Nortek’s cheap way to make dumb smoke detectors smart … and other little security and smart-home novelties from ISC 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016 • Vivint sets records for video doorbell, Nortek unveils first doorbell cam, August and Ring work with ADT Canopy, Honeywell teams with Skybell, DoorBird integrates with Control4 home automation ... and more smart-doorbell news for ISC West 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · March 23, 2016 • 2GIG unveils a POE mini-dome security camera with nightvision capability, along with an indoor Wi-Fi camera and NVR with mobile app interface control targeted at integrators.
By Jason Knott · March 2, 2016 • Nortek's Security & Control Solutions (2Gig) segment shows 7% revenue growth in Q4, while Audio, Video & Control Solutions (Core Brands) has 27% sales decrease, but breaks even on bottom line.
By Julie Jacobson · February 18, 2016 • Latest super-secure Z-Wave technology mitigates smart-home hacking; will achieve UL 1023 compliance for intrusion, giving the home automation standard an edge in powering some 20 million security sensors and alarm panels each year. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By CE Pro Editors · February 2, 2016 • PowerHouse Alliance members Volutone, ECD, Audio America and Mountain West will conduct several security and audio training sessions in February and March. Other sessions will cover Lutron, 2GIG, URC and room acoustics and houses of worship.