By CE Pro Editors · February 13, 2019 • Alarm.com originally sought $20 million in damages, claiming SecureNet infringed on three of its patents. A jury disagreed, awarding no damages for lost profits to Alarm.com.
By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2019 • Even the most faithful Z-Wave, ZigBee and BLE adopters went W-Fi with new home-automation devices at CES 2019. Adios IoT hubs?
By CE Pro Editors · January 8, 2019 • The three companies are collaborating during CES 2019 to showcase how a Schlage smart lock can be integrated into an Alarm.com system thanks to Wi-Charge's wireless power technology.
By Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018 • 2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.
By Rodney Bosch · December 12, 2018 • Mass-market DIY home automation systems work for production homes, but should be deployed with ‘white-glove’ service, and supported after the fact: ‘Connected Home’ panel with DR Horton and KB Homes
By Rodney Bosch · November 12, 2018 • For the third quarter ended Sept. 30, Alarm.com reported total revenue grew 24.3 percent to $111.8 million, up from $90 million during the same period last year.
By Julie Jacobson · November 6, 2018 • AMETEK acquires cellular-communications and IoT provider Telular for $525M, including Telguard SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform for integrating home automation with professionally monitored security.
By Julie Jacobson · October 30, 2018 • After IPO, Honeywell spinoff Resideo (NYSE: REZI) joins Control4 and Alarm.com as the only pure-play, pro-centric security and smart-home stocks. We compare 12 publicly traded competitors.
By CE Pro Editors · October 24, 2018 • The NorthStar authorized affiliate funding program funds qualified security and automation systems originated and installed by independent companies.
By Bob Dolph · October 10, 2018 • Smart-home pros stymied by a home-automation challenge should check with the security industry for problem-solving adapters, sensors, communicators, and other useful thingamajigs.
By Rodney Bosch · August 9, 2018 • Thanks in part to an increase of security camera and thermostat sales, Alarm.com was able to exceed $100 million in total revenue for the first time in company history.
By Julie Jacobson · June 6, 2018 • Liberty Bell Smart Home transformed Control4-certified showroom to promote simple security and home-automation packages based on Alarm.com and Interlogix Ultrasync on the lower end, Control4 at the higher end.
By Jason Knott · May 1, 2018 • Azione integrators share advice on charging for engineering and project management, hiring and firing, GPS tracking for vehicles and other profit-building tips.
By Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2018 • 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.)
By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2018 • 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). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)