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Nortek Security & Control acquires IntelliVision to expand presence in Artificial Intelligence and video analytics market

Leaping to the forefront of the rapidly growing fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics, Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), a global provider of smart connected devices and systems for residential, security, access control and digital health markets, announced the acquisition of San Jose, California-based IntelliVision Technologies Corp., a pioneer and leader in Artificial Intelligence, smart cameras and deep learning-based video analytics software. IntelliVision will o...

Comcast Works with Xfinity Program adds additional Kwikset Door Locks with Home Connect Technology

Comcast has announced that it has expanded its relationship with the Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. and has integrated three additional best-in-class smart locks into its Works with the Xfinity programme. Now Xfinity Home customers can choose from four Kwikset door locks with Home Connect™ technology to remotely control access into and out of their homes. “For many of our customers, connected door locks can help provide peace of mind and save time during the course of their...

IHS Markit: Disruption coming to professional smart home market

Professionally monitored smart home accounts will surpass traditionally monitored accounts in 2022 Alarm.com and Comcast’s acquisition of Icontrol, finalised March 8, will mean stiff competition in the coming years for other providers of professional home automation systems. Although Comcast is a telecom, and telecoms often get poor customer service reviews, this has not slowed its growth as a home automation and security provider. Robust smart home platform IHS Markit...

IHS Markit research: Penetration of smart home systems to reach 7 percent globally by 2025

Service providers with vertically integrated ecosystems need to quickly market in-house innovation Highlights of smart home systems growth analysis Service providers with smart home offerings share core tenets that incorporate flexibility, innovation and ‘the experience’. As long as a service provider adheres to these values, the means of development and delivery of the ecosystem (proprietary or open) is inconsequential. IHS Markit projects the penetration of s...

Big players, startups, technologies driving future of home automation

Small-timers with big ideas can always make their way into the industry In recent years, home automation technology has given birth to the “Smart Home” in which internet-enabled and controlled devices are bringing a new level of comfort to the standard house. From locking doors to setting the temperature to opening the blinds for a view of the sunset, technology is transforming the home into something reminiscent of the now-quaint 1960s sci-fi cartoon, The Jetsons....

DIY home automation vs professional home security systems

Once home automation – controlling everything from HVAC to door locks to lights to security cameras – was solely the providence of the high-end home. Custom systems were pricey – some ranging upwards of $100,000 or more. That was before widespread access to broadband internet and before everyone started carrying a powerful internet-connected mini-computer – called a smart phone – in their pocket. Home Automation goes mainstream These days the Smart Home has gone...

Monitronics Security - Benefits and opportunities of professional monitoring services

Monitronics’ ProShop offers sales and marketing materials to its dealer network as a valuable resource Monitronics Security, headquartered in Dallas, continues to stress the importance of professional monitoring services to its dealers and their customers as a critical component of recurring monthly revenue (RMR). “Traditional dealers need to emphasise the advantages of live, around-the-clock monitoring for anyone considering a non-traditional provider or do-it-yo...

Security integrators face tough competition in smart home market

What does it take to be a success in the rapidly expanding home automation sector? For large and small security companies, making the jump from providing traditional security services to enabling the new Smart Home means dealing with competition. Security firms v/s cable and telco giants The market is filled with providers of all kind who want a piece of the action. In addition to security companies, cable and telco giants have all rolled out a home automation platform – usually on top o...

Home automation opportunities for security companies with growth of smart home technology

Many security dealers and installers are expanding their offerings to include home automation equipment The growth of home automation and “smart home” technology has created a unique opportunity for security companies of all kinds. With security systems already in about 20 percent of American homes, many security dealers and installers are expanding their offerings to include home automation equipment. Internet connected devices After all, why just offer monitori...