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Verizon’s LTE SmartHub Goes All-Cellular for Internet and Home Automation, Unike FiOS Quantum

By Julie Jacobson · May 25, 2017 • It's complicated: New SmartHub from Verizon Wireless is an LTE cellular router with Z-Wave home automation capabilities – completely different from the FiOS Quantum gateway powered by Greenwave. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Connected Home Security Market to Grow Almost 50% Through 2020

By CE Pro Editors · March 28, 2016 • Growing demand and smartphone penetration will aid the growth of the market by 2020. The report lists ADT, AT&T, Comcast, Honeywell Total Connect and Verizon as key vendors.

Verizon Quietly Moves Home Automation Customers to Nexia; Deploys Quantum Z-Wave Router

By Julie Jacobson · July 9, 2015 • Having dropped its Home Monitoring & Control service last year, Verizon moves former users to Nexia Home Intelligence DIY home automation platform; seeds IoT market with Greenwave-powered Quantum Z-Wave and ZigBee router.

How to Overcome the Challenges of ISPs

By Robert Archer · March 26, 2015 • The increasing need for high-speed support throughout the home is putting installers in the awkward position of having to solve problems often times without support from the companies offering the service.

Verizon Working on Home Automation Again

By Rachel Cericola · March 20, 2014 • The company is said to be prepping the FiOS Quantum Gateway and a Zigbee module

Verizon Drops DIY Security/Home Automation Initiative

By Julie Jacobson · February 10, 2014 • Verizon Home Monitoring and Control, a $10/month home automation and security offering for DIYs, has has been discontinued; platform partner 4Home by Motorola is gone.

Xfinity Home Control to Compete with $10 Home Automation from Verizon, Lowe’s

By Julie Jacobson · June 10, 2013 • Xfinity’s new DIY home automation system to compete with Verizon and Lowe’s Iris -- $9.95/month for remote security, lighting and energy management but no professional monitoring; company adds Ecosaver learning thermostat solution.

IC Realtime Brings Verizon 4G LTE & Cloud to Surveillance

By Julie Jacobson · April 17, 2013 • At ISC 2013, IC Realtime demo'd new iOS and native Mac apps, plus partnership with Verizon that allows dealers to earn RMR on 4G LTE service. Plus ... building a better hog trap.

Motorola Sells Home Automation Group: What Will Verizon Do?

By Julie Jacobson · December 21, 2012 • Google sells Motorola Home, the cable settop box division of Motorola Mobility, to Arris. What will become of the 4Home home automation platform that powers Verizon Home Monitoring and Control?

Verizon to Pay TiVo $250M in Patent Settlement

By Jason Knott · September 25, 2012 • TiVo to receive $100M immediate cash payment and ongoing licensing fees as part of patent settlement with Verizon.

UPDATE: Cox Communications to Launch Home Automation/Security Business

By Julie Jacobson · May 29, 2012 • Cox to join Comcast/Xfinity, TWC, Verizon, AT&T and other service providers with a new smart home offering that will start with home security. Cox appears to be using ZigBee-enabled system from iControl.

Verizon Customers: Home Control System Full of Bugs

By Grant Clauser · April 25, 2012 • Customers are reporting a slew of glitches with Verizon's home control and monitoring system. Is it too buggy to succeed? Here's a look at some of the complaints.

Home Automation at CES 2012: Where to Find It

By Julie Jacobson · January 9, 2012 • Complete guide to home automation vendors, demos and products at CES 2012, including energy management, lighting control, remote monitoring, whole-house control and more.

Verizon Expanding Home Control Services

By CE Pro Editors · December 1, 2011 • Verizon says to expect more tablet control, Z-Wave devices for energy management and wellness in its home monitoring service.

Verizon Rolls Out Home Monitoring and Control Solution

By CE Pro Editors · October 14, 2011 • For $9.99 a month, the company's home automation product allows users to monitor their home from virtually anywhere with Internet access.

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