By CE Pro Editors · December 21, 2018 • Former ADT CEO Tim Whall says the future of smart home security is $10 per month, no-term monitoring contracts sold online to clients. Residential dealers need to transition to higher upfront equipment fees.
By By Russell Vail · December 14, 2018 • Cellular might seem more reliable than Internet for communications between alarm systems and central stations, but what happens when CDMA sunset kills millions of pro-monitored security systems?
By CE Pro Editors · December 5, 2018 • ConnectWise, a leading provider of productivity software for home-technology integrators and other service providers, will now offer cybersecurity services with the acquisition of Sienna Group.
By Julie Jacobson · November 30, 2018 • Greg Simmons and partner have sold their Las Vegas security and home-automation firm Eagle Sentry to long-time sales manager Cory Reif and top client Mark Lindsey, who already built "the greatest showroom on earth."
By Jason Knott · November 21, 2018 • Best Buy reports strong Q3 revenues and ups forecasts for 2019. In-Home Advisors and Total Tech Support programs will spur growth.
By D. Craig MacCormack · November 14, 2018 • During this year's Total Tech Summit, panelists suggested selling A/V as a service is more about talking to your customers in new ways, rather than launching something entirely new.
By Julie Jacobson · November 7, 2018 • Arlo Go customers use the wire-free, battery-powered cameras to monitor calving, inverter battery levels, construction sites, weather and other conditions that require remote surveillance where Wi-Fi won't go.
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 Advertorial · October 24, 2018 • ConnectWise suggests developing a solid service plan and following through with it to the end to keep RMR on track.
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 Jason Griffing · September 27, 2018 • Providing consistent, quality service isn't an easy task, but by altering your approach a little you can avoid some of the stress associated with answering emails and service calls.
By Jason Knott · September 26, 2018 • Alula security cameras include doorbell, PTZ and bullet options, with both local and cloud storage and RMR potential for integrators.
By Jason Knott · September 18, 2018 • Parasol reports responding to 4,325 service tickets with a 70% resolution rate for remote networking monitoring.
By Jason Knott · September 10, 2018 • Florida-based integrator Luxury Illumination sells 60 percent of clients into service contracts around specialty exterior lighting.
By Julie Jacobson · August 30, 2018 • Selling Telguard's Arlo Go all-wireless cameras is one of the few ways home-technology integrators can earn recurring revenue (RMR) on cellular service without selling back-up cellular for security systems.