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Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

Private Equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling stake in DIY security provider SimpliSafe. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson reviews synergies with…

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NACE President Aaron Starr Discusses Hot Security Categories, Dealer Support

NACE President Aaron Starr Discusses Hot Security Categories, Dealer Support

July 09, 2018 Aaron Starr, president of North American Cable Equipment (NACE) believes its support mechanisms and training can help CE pros run their businesses more effectively.

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

July 02, 2018 Private Equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling stake in DIY security provider SimpliSafe. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson reviews synergies with H&F portfolio companies SnapAV, Verisure (Securitas Direct) and HUB International insurance.

If Amazon Sells Homeowners Insurance with Security and IoT, Game Over?

If Amazon Sells Homeowners Insurance with Security and IoT, Game Over?

June 22, 2018 Report says Amazon is contemplating selling homeowners insurance alongside robots, security, home automation and other IoT devices. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Thorny Legalities of Video Surveillance in MDU Applications

Thorny Legalities of Video Surveillance in MDU Applications

June 20, 2018 Supplying surveillance video for ‘lawful purposes’ of apprehending suspects is OK., but there are numerous complex legalities for which dealers need protection.

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 07, 2018 2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

May 18, 2018 Acquiring a national alarm company could help Amazon increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), but also pave the way for Amazon to become a chief security officer (CSO) and managed service provider for the home.

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

May 04, 2018 I-View Now and newcomer Chekt enable security and smart-home dealers to add video verification to traditional alarm monitoring, providing recurring revenue to the installer and improved emergency response to the end user.

Honeywell 2019: Next-Gen Security & Home Automation is One Platform for Wired, Wireless, DIY, Pro

Honeywell 2019: Next-Gen Security & Home Automation is One Platform for Wired, Wireless, DIY, Pro

May 01, 2018 Arriving in 2019, new Honeywell melds Vista, Lynx, Lyric into single platform with user-replaceable batteries, cellular modules, home-automation radios, and a back-end system that enables remote monitoring and diagnostics by security pros.

That HUGE Story on Secretive ‘Amazon Home Security Services’

That HUGE Story on Secretive ‘Amazon Home Security Services’

April 27, 2018 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson conjures up "the big story" on new Amazon Smart Security Services, including an army of licensed alarm installers, Amazon's own central monitoring station, Ring and Zonoff-inspired smart-home services, Amazon Key and more. (Spoiler: She was wrong.)

Elan + 2Gig + Integrated NVR Makes Unique Security, Surveillance, Home Automation Combo

Elan + 2Gig + Integrated NVR Makes Unique Security, Surveillance, Home Automation Combo

April 20, 2018 At ISC West 2018, Nortek Security & Control (NSC) demonstrated new Elan IP cameras and NVRs, integrated with Elan home automation system and 2Gig security - a first in the home-control category.

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Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

July 02, 2018 Private Equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling stake in DIY security provider SimpliSafe. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson reviews synergies with H&F portfolio companies SnapAV, Verisure (Securitas Direct) and HUB International insurance.

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 07, 2018 2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

May 04, 2018 I-View Now and newcomer Chekt enable security and smart-home dealers to add video verification to traditional alarm monitoring, providing recurring revenue to the installer and improved emergency response to the end user.

Honeywell 2019: Next-Gen Security & Home Automation is One Platform for Wired, Wireless, DIY, Pro

Honeywell 2019: Next-Gen Security & Home Automation is One Platform for Wired, Wireless, DIY, Pro

May 01, 2018 Arriving in 2019, new Honeywell melds Vista, Lynx, Lyric into single platform with user-replaceable batteries, cellular modules, home-automation radios, and a back-end system that enables remote monitoring and diagnostics by security pros.

Elan + 2Gig + Integrated NVR Makes Unique Security, Surveillance, Home Automation Combo

Elan + 2Gig + Integrated NVR Makes Unique Security, Surveillance, Home Automation Combo

April 20, 2018 At ISC West 2018, Nortek Security & Control (NSC) demonstrated new Elan IP cameras and NVRs, integrated with Elan home automation system and 2Gig security - a first in the home-control category.

DMP Security System Integrates with Ring Video Doorbells

DMP Security System Integrates with Ring Video Doorbells

April 18, 2018 DMP security panels already integrate with home-automation devices through the company's Virtual Keypad. At ISC West 2018, the company announced integration with Ring Video Doorbells.

9 Interesting IoT Finds at ISC: Blingy Smart Lock, Awesome Fire Alarm

9 Interesting IoT Finds at ISC: Blingy Smart Lock, Awesome Fire Alarm

April 12, 2018 ISC West 2018: SnapAV pitches OvrC to alarm dealers, a smart lock for newlyweds, neat fire-protection system that could spawn a category ... and more security and home automation from Vegas.

Ultimate ISC Tech Guide: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

Ultimate ISC Tech Guide: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

April 11, 2018 ISC West 2018 teems with new security and home-automation products highlighting trends in video surveillance & analtyics, AI-enabled alarm sensors, assisted-DIY solutions and more. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has it here.

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

March 28, 2018 Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

March 26, 2018 Via the My Leviton app, users can integrate Wi-Fi dimmers, switches, and plug-in adapters with Nest cameras, thermostats and smoke/CO detectors, without the need for a home-automation hub.

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Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

November 23, 2016 Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Troubleshooting Video Surveillance Systems

Troubleshooting Video Surveillance Systems

June 30, 2015 When you find a security surveillance issue, these are the first questions that should enter your mind as you isolate the problem, tackle the cabling, consider IP equipment and secure the network.

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ADI
ADI is dedicated to helping your business grow, and as North America’s leading wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products we have the expertise and resources to make it happen. Take advantage of all ADI...
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For more than a century, ADT has been one of today’s most trusted, well known brands in the industry. Today, we serve more than six million customers, making us the largest company of our kind in both the U.S. and Canada....
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Napco Security Technologies is a leading manufacturer of a wide array of security products, developing advanced technologies for intrusion, fire, video, wireless, access control and door locking systems. Headquartered in New...
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Tri-Ed

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Tri-Ed began serving dealers and integrators in the life safety security sector in 1982. Backed by a strategic plan for growth and innovation, we continue to expand our North American footprint. A firm commitment to meeting...
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