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Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

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.

DR Horton, KB Homes: How Big Production Builders Deploy Smart-Home Technology Today

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

Resideo’s Security, Home-Automation IPO: Comparing REZI, CTRL, ALRM

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.

Northstar Affiliate Funding Program Adds Qolsys Products

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.

10 Best IoT Insights and Smart-Home Quotes from Connections 2018

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.

Recent IoT Research Says Broadband Households Care More About Cybersecurity Than Ever Before

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.

Guardian Protection Adopts Qolsys IQ Panel 2 as Standard

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.

IoT Loose Ends: Alarm.com, Icontrol, Comcast, Vivint, Qolsys, FTC and the Smart-Home Landscape

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)

Large Utah Integrator Rebrands to Target Smart Home Market

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.

Protecting Clients’ Home Artwork with Museum-Level Sensors

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.

Powered by Alarm.com, Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Integrates Smart Home Services

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.

Qolsys Launches IQ Dimmer, IQ Outlet for Smart Home Security

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.

Tyco Investment in Qolsys Pays Off: DSC Security, Home Automation Panel Revealed

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.

Monitronics Acquires Security, Home Automation Provider LiveWatch for Huge Multiples

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.

CE Pro’s Top 5 Home Tech Trends & Opportunities for 2015

By Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2014 • Production home building, immersive home entertainment, more engaging home automation, the aware home and cloud-based networking top CE Pro's list of technology trends and opportunities for 2015.

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