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Study: Cablecos, telecoms stake claim in resi market

Traditional players need to get with the program, expert says
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08/12/2015

DALLAS—Forty percent of new security monitoring subscribers are signing with nontraditional providers, according to Tom Kerber, Parks Associates director of research, home controls and energy.

Prime time for Alarm.com IPO

Interactive services provider files for $75m IPO
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05/27/2015

VIENNA, Va.—It has been a year since reports surfaced that Alarm.com owner ABS wanted to exit its investment. The wait may have been worthwhile, according to experts who spoke to Security Systems News. Now is a good time for Alarm.com, a fast-growing, market-leading provider of interactive services, to go public, they say.

AT&T to buy DIRECTV for $48.5b

Analysts: Deal could result in potential monitoring synergies, bundling opportunities
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05/19/2014

DALLAS, Texas and EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—AT&T plans to buy DIRECTV for $48.5 billion, the companies announced this week. The deal will allow AT&T to expand its broadband network to more than 70 million customer locations, the companies said.

New options driving connected home growth

Home safety products top homeowners’ wish list of additional features
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07/17/2013

DALLAS—A survey of consumers by Parks Associates found that the more features homeowners have in a home control system, the more likely they are to recommend the system to family and friends.

Tremendous growth forecast for home energy management

Analyst: Security companies can use their close relationships with customers to drive the market
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03/26/2012

DALLAS—A recent Parks Associates study predicts home energy management will become a huge market during the next 10 years, and security companies are in a unique position to take advantage of that through their close customer relationships, according to an analyst with t