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Alarm.com Sues Telguard/ Telular over Cloud-Based Security, Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · May 21, 2013 • Alarm.com, a pioneer of cloud-based services for security and home automation, sues Telular for its implementation of iControl’s alarm notification features.

Alarm.com Buys EnergyHub for Home Energy Management

By Steve Crowe · May 13, 2013 • Alarm.com has acquired home energy company EnergyHub. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. EnergyHub will continue to operate as an independent company.

We Need Disruptive Business Practices, Not Disruptive Technology

By Julie Jacobson · October 4, 2012 • Plenty of home technology products are affordable, easy to use and simple to install. To reach millions of households, we need disruptive business models.

2Gig Adds Local DVR to Self-Contained Security Panels

By Julie Jacobson · April 2, 2012 • 2Gig appears to be the first to offer local DVR on self-contained security panels -- up to 1TB via built-in SATA drive. Service complements cloud-based solution from Alarm.com.

Alarm.com Cloud Service May Yield Smartest Thermostat on the Planet

By Julie Jacobson · February 28, 2012 • 100k Alarm.com customers to have access to cloud-based (SaaS) 'Smart Schedule' service that learns activity patterns based on security sensors and adjusts thermostats automatically for energy efficiency.

Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Starts at $9.99/month

By Julie Jacobson · July 19, 2011 • Basic home automation package enables remote monitoring and control of cameras, Z-Wave lights and door locks; energy management costs extra.

How Vivint Sells 200k Security, Automation Systems in a Summer

By Julie Jacobson · July 14, 2011 • Utah firm sends thousands of "door knockers" to neighborhoods throughout the U.S., selling security and home automation systems all day long; installed for $199 and $67 per month.

Alarm.com ‘Extreme Temps’ Energy Management Relies on Weather

By CE Pro Editors · July 12, 2011 • Alarm.com's "Extreme Temps" energy management feature controls thermostats based on local weather forecast.

Motorola, Honeywell Developing Turnkey ‘Connected Home’ System

By Julie Jacobson · June 16, 2011 • Security and home automation system uses Honeywell alarm panels and Motorola's 4Home automation platform; Offered to MSOs and telcos, service will compete with iControl and Alarm.com.

How it Works: 2Gig and Alarm.com

By Julie Jacobson · March 9, 2011 • 2Gig offers a highly integrated security and automation platform with remote monitoring and management provided by Alarm.com. How does it compare to ADT Pulse?

Integrator: Security is Our Exit Strategy

By Julie Jacobson · March 9, 2011 • Easy-to-install 2Gig security system and Alarm.com service give SimpTech a source of recurring revenue it never had before.

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