By Julie Jacobson · April 9, 2014 • iControl, the cloud-based platform that powers security and home automation services from ADT Pulse, Xfinity/Comcast and other cable companies, acquires Blacksumac, maker of Piper self-contained camera and control system.
By Julie Jacobson · June 21, 2011 • Cisco, Comcast Ventures, Intel Capital, Rogers Communications and Tyco lead $50M venture round for home control vendor, bringing total funding to roughly $125M.
By Julie Jacobson · June 9, 2011 • Comcast/Xfinity Home Security costs $45 per month for alarm monitoring, cellular communications, up to five WiFi cameras, ZigBee lights and thermostat, remote monitoring and control.
By Julie Jacobson · April 18, 2011 • ZigBee is a fine RF protocol for home control, but may not be the best solution today for the low-power, low-cost, aesthetic requirements of home security systems.
By Julie Jacobson · April 18, 2011 • Cable giant has waffled between Z-Wave and ZigBee for its home security and automation system, but we believe it has picked the winner. End of the $99 install?
By Julie Jacobson · April 12, 2011 • The home automation platform behind ADT Pulse seeks to raise $30M, bringing total venture funding to more than $75M, almost tied with Control4.
By Julie Jacobson · March 2, 2011 • Battle to become Home OS intensifies as little-known developer of cloud-based home automation platform wins Somfy business; look out iControl, 4Home, Control4, Xanboo and others.
By Julie Jacobson · January 25, 2011 • Exclusive details of Verizon's home monitoring system, and how it will compete with Comcast, AT&T, ADT and others; 4G LTE ultimately will give Verizon an edge.
By Julie Jacobson · November 5, 2010 • Xfinity (formerly Comcast) comes to Houston with $99 deals on home security and automation, and monthly service plans that cost almost $20 less than ADT Pulse.
By Julie Jacobson · November 4, 2010 • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: iControl and uControl are merging to provide ZigBee-enabled security and home automation solutions to cable providers like Xfinity.
By CE Pro Editors · May 11, 2010 • uControl’s new line of wireless sensors helps broadband providers enter the Security, Monitoring & Automation (SMA) market