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Eight steps forward and one sideways for the security industry

How new technologies drive business model innovation
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12/09/2019

The security business is in the midst of upheaval, with tech giants like Google and Amazon offering consumers the tools to set up and operate their own secure smart homes.

Vivint Smart Home and Google collaborate

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06/27/2018

PROVO, Utah—Vivint Smart Home announced a collaboration with Google to make every new Vivint smart home voice-enabled using the Google Assistant. Vivint is giving voice control to every new customer by including two Google Home Mini devices with every smart home system, and adding Nest Thermostat E and Google Wifi as options in its smart home suite.

I-View Now integrates with Nest cameras

Nest’s Gene LaNois says verification will benefit traditional dealers
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11/01/2017

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Smart home company Nest, based here, recently announced a new partnership with I-View Now, bringing video verification into its cameras.

Nest takes step into home security

MONI named exclusive monitoring partner
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09/25/2017

SAN FRANCISCO—Nest announced on Sept. 20 that it would expand more into security, adding a variety of security-related products to the company’s portfolio. The company is exclusively partnering with MONI Smart Security for professional monitoring at launch.

ADT gets into the Ring

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ADT announced earlier this week that the Ring video doorbell is now available for its customers nationwide. While the Ring has made some noise in the smart doorbell category, there are many options to choose from when it comes to this first-line-of-defense product for homeowners.

Tyco Security Products integrates with Nest

‘New experiences’ will be the result, Tyco says
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11/10/2015

WESTFORD, Mass.—Tyco Security Products is collaborating with Nest Labs on integrations between connected home security products to create “new experiences,” according to Greg Blackett, Tyco’s strategic project managing marketing manager.

Good news for dealers: Consumers still disappointed with DIY cameras

Satisfaction with other smart home devices slowly rising, Argus Insights says
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09/30/2015

LOS GATOS, Calif.—Consumers’ disappointment with DIY home security cameras could become a “renaissance” for traditional dealers, according to John Feland, CEO of Argus Insights. Customers need some help, he said, and dealers are positioned to do just that.

ADT’s new partnerships ‘push the boundary’

LG, Nest give ADT broader reach
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06/03/2015

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT’s recent partnership with LG Electronics and Google’s Nest is the company’s means to “push the boundary” between residential security and home automation with the goal of extending “protection and security to as many people as we can,” according to ADT chief innovation officer Arthur Orduña.

ADT partners with LG Electronics, Nest

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05/14/2015

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Rumors that ADT is working with Google’s Nest are not rumors after all. ADT CEO Naren Gursahaney announced today at an investor conference that ADT is partnering with Google’s Nest and with LG Electronics.

Another tech giant making a $200m move into the connected home?

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I’ve written recently about Google’s $3.2 billion buy of smart thermostat and smoke alarm maker Nest Labs, and then Nest’s $555 million

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