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 · September 27, 2017 • In ADT Holdings vs. Mike Harris, testimony begins on the acquisition of Zonoff's IoT assets by Bot Home Automation (dba Ring.com). Ring revenues revealed.(Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · August 23, 2017 • CEDIA and Icontrol co-founder Chris Stevens is a key executive of CommandScape, the new high-end home-automation and building-control system from Netscape founder Jim Clark. Two ADT alums also involved.
By CE Pro Editors · August 17, 2017 • This is no false alarm! The bill was sponsored by ADT Security Services in order to encourage responsible use of alarm equipment.
By CE Pro Editors · July 24, 2017 • Apollo Global Management, parent company of ADT, could register for an IPO in the fall and take ADT public by the end of 2018. Apollo acquired ADT in February 2016 for $7 billion.
By Julie Jacobson · May 19, 2017 • If traditional home-automation integrators don't get into the network-security business, it will be grabbed by companies like ADT, Comcast/Xfinity, Best Buy/Magnolia and a host of other competitors eager to own the smart home. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · May 16, 2017 • CE Pro's 2017 list of the highest revenue custom installation companies saw a whopping 24 percent increase in revenues over the last year, led by smart-home giants Vivint, Best Buy and ADT.
By Jason Knott · May 5, 2017 • ADT sees voice activation, wearables, IP cameras, one-button panics, roadside assistance and distracted driving alerts for parents of teens as ways security systems must adapt to lifestyle needs.
By Julie Jacobson · May 4, 2017 • Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff claims ADT feels threatened by Ring's Wi-Fi doorbells after Ring hired the entire team of Zonoff home-automation platform developers.
By Julie Jacobson · May 2, 2017 • ADT claims former Zonoff CEO Mike Harris misappropriated home-automation assets, transferring them to smart-doorbell maker Ring when the IoT technology actually belonged to ADT. Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff says claims are "ridiculous." (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · April 6, 2017 • ADT Pulse smart home automation system surpasses its 2 millionth customer. Pulse 8.0 revamped design due out this spring.
By Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2017 • Zonoff, one of the most promising IoT platform providers, closes shop after Honeywell reportedly reneges on acquisition. Security and home-automation giants ADT, Icontrol and Alarm.com figured into the demise. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Scott Goldfine · March 14, 2017 • One year after ADT was acquired by Apollo Global Management in $7 billion deal, executives discuss ambitious business plans, how ADT will integrate with Protection 1 and what the security industry is facing in 2017.
By Julie Jacobson · March 9, 2017 • Icontrol, a pioneer in cloud-based security and home automation, has been acquired by Alarm.com and Comcast, despite antitrust concerns. Here's what could be in store for the players and the SHaaS (smart home as a service) landscape. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · March 2, 2017 • In its lawsuit to stop Icontrol from being sold to Alarm.com and Comcast/Xfinity, Honeywell defines the relevant security and home-automation market way too narrowly, defendants claim. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)