DALLAS—AT&T announced today that it plans to launch Digital Life, its home automation/home security product, in six more markets beginning this Friday: Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, San Diego, San Jose and Tampa.
OLD BRIDGE, N.J.—After recent expansions into the Midwest and Maine, GuardMe Security, based here, in June added North Carolina to the growing list of states where it is offering home security/home automation.
PROVO, Utah—Home automation/home security giant Vivint is opening a new 400-employee sales center in Washington state, part of a move by the door-knocking company to diversify itself by increasing inside sales.
NEW YORK—Time Warner Cable is joining the new trend of retailing home security by offering IntelligentHome, its home security/home management product, in its several hundred retail stores nationwide, according to Adam Mayer, VP of IntelligentHome.
PHILADELPHIA—A mantra in the industry today is that customers want more than a basic home security system—they want extras to control their lights and thermostats and remotely look in on kids and pets. But Comcast Cable believes there are customers out there who don’t want a security system but still would like those useful features—so it’s offering a new product just for them.
AUSTIN, Texas—The penetration rate for U.S. residential intruder alarm products will increase by 5 to 8 percent during the next three years, aided by the entrance of new telecom and cableco players in the market, according to a recent study from IMS Research, now part of IHS.