By Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2019 • New Clare One UL-listed security and home automation system will integrate with third-party home controllers, incorporate SnapAV services including OvrC.
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 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 Julie Jacobson · June 1, 2018 • On Shrek, Costco, sous vide, insurance, DIY, older people, and other engaging subjects shared among the who's who of IoT at Parks Associates' Connections Conference 2018.
By CE Pro Editors · April 25, 2018 • IoT research firm Parks Associates recently released a whitepaper showing 64% of broadband households are concerned about their safety and privacy.
By Jason Knott · February 20, 2018 • CE Pro 100 company Guardian Protection Services selects Qolsys IQ Panel 2 with Alarm.com as new smart home installation controller after one-year evaluation.
By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2016 • FTC scrutinizes acquisition of Icontrol by Alarm.com and Comcast; Vivint Smart Home cries foul; Who knew Alarm.com owned Zendo and a chunk of Qolsys?; and who are the IoT competitors these days? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · October 20, 2016 • AMP Security has announced a new name — AMP Smart — and unveiled a new home automation package using Qolsys equipment and Alarm.com service.
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 CE Pro Editors · March 31, 2016 • Qolsys's new IQ Panel 2 smart home platform is fully supported by Alarm.com’s Mobile Tech installation app and AirFX remote support tool.
By CE Pro Editors · November 18, 2015 • Qolsys expands its smart home solutions with the additions of the IQ Dimmer and IQ Outlet. The IQ Dimmer controls lights and lamps while the IQ Outlet turns an appliance up to 15 amps on or off.
By Julie Jacobson · April 15, 2015 • After a major investment by Tyco, Qolsys develops DSCTouch, an Android-based security, home automation panel for Tyco’s DSC brand. Also at ISC 2015: clever new doorbell, robust remote updates, hardwire bridge.
By Julie Jacobson · March 9, 2015 • Monitronics acquires LiveWatch for $67 million, proving spectacular valuation of hybrid DIY/pro security and home automation business models.