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Cybersecurity

How companies can fight against cyber threats

December 16, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—As 2019 closes, 2020 is full of new possibilities and opportunities. While it's a time for growth, change and newness, cyber criminals are lurking in the background ready to strike. The threats that these criminals have planned for the new year have already been months in the making and are far from cookie cutter. Therefore, companies must be alert and ready.“Defending a company against them [cyber threats and crimes] requires a broad approach,” Christian Nascimento,...

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Residential

Comcast launches digital security service

January 9, 2019SSN Staff

PHILADELPHIA—Comcast announced at CES the national launch of Xfinity xFi Advanced Security, a new artificial-intelligence-powered service that monitors, blocks and informs customers of online threats to connected devices, and provides seamless digital protection for those devices when connected to their home network.“As the digital world gets more complex, we wanted to make it simple and easy for our customers to protect their home networks. That's why we developed xFi Advanced Security,”...

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On The Editor's Desk

Yale and Comcast team up

August 22, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

Yale Locks & Hardware announced that smart locks from its Assure Lock line can now be connected to Comcast's Xfinity Home service, its home security and home automation solution, when purchased with a Yale Zigbee Network Module. “We're delighted to partner with Xfinity Home and have our Assure Lock line play a critical role securing front doors across the country,” Jason Williams, president, ASSA ABLOY U.S. Residential Group, which includes Yale Residential, said in the announcement....

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Monitoring Matters

Comcast brings home automation to more customers

January 17, 2018Spencer Ives

Updated 1.24.18 PHILADELPHIA—Comcast recently announced that it will expand its smart home capabilities to the company's Xfinity platforms, including xFi, Xfinity Home, Xfinity Mobile and X1—its TV and voice remote. This will make home automation available to more than 15 million Xfinity customers at no additional cost, according to the company's announcement. "Our latest announcement reaffirms our commitment to offer our customers an easy to use platform that can help them make their...

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Suppliers

Xfinity Home passes 1 million customer mark

August 16, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

PHILADELPHIA—Xfinity Home, the total home security and automation solution from Comcast based here, passed the 1 million customer mark in July, while Comcast was recently awarded with the 2017 North America Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan based on its recent analysis of the home automation and security services market.Comcast has acquired an average of 200,000 Xfinity Home customers per year since its inception, and an average run-rate of 22,000 new installs per month, according...

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General News

IHS weighs in on smart home deals

April 3, 2017Spencer Ives

LONDON—IHS Markit sees disruption in the professional smart home market; Blake Kozak, IHS' principal analyst, smart home and security technology, talked with Security Systems News about recent smart home deals and what they mean for the industry.In June 2016, Alarm.com and Comcast each signed agreements to acquire different business units from Icontrol, and these deals were both finalized in early March. Comcast purchased Icontrol's Converge platform while Alarm.com acquired the Connect and...

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Suppliers

Comcast completes acquisition of Icontrol business unit

March 13, 2017Spencer Ives

PHILADELPHIA—Comcast finalized its acquisition of a business unit within Icontrol, specifically the Converge platform. The company will bring Icontrol's Austin-based facility and wholesale customer base into the fold while looking ahead at other opportunities.“We got a chance to own the software stack that powered one of our most critical, fastest growing products with Comcast, we got a chance to create a kernel of an engineering hub in Austin, Texas, … and we saw a large opportunity...

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Suppliers

Comcast and Alarm.com to acquire Icontrol

June 23, 2016Martha Entwistle

TYSONS, Va. and PHILADELPHIA—Interactive services platform provider Alarm.com and cable giant Comcast today signed agreements to acquire different business units of platform provider Icontrol Networks, based in Redwood City, Calif.Security Systems News reported on the potential deal on June 15.Alarm.com, a direct competitor to Icontrol, will acquire the Connect and Piper business units from Icontrol for approximately $140 million.Comcast will acquire Icontrol's "Converge" software platform,...

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Suppliers

Comcast and Alarm.com reportedly in talks to acquire Icontrol

June 15, 2016Martha Entwistle

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Interactive services platform provider Alarm.com and cable giant Comcast are in talks to acquire platform provider Icontrol Networks, according to several sources who spoke to Security Systems News, and published reports.The deal could bring “Big Blue”—ADT, which has about 30 percent market share—to Alarm.com.  Contacted by SSN, Icontrol, Alarm.com and Comcast declined to comment.Alarm.com, a direct competitor to Icontrol, would likely acquire Icontrol's...

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Also Noted

Comcast launches 24/7 video for Xfinity Home

March 24, 2016SSN Staff

PHILADELPHIA—Comcast announced recently that 24/7 video recording, a cloud- and motion-based video monitoring solution, is now available for Xfinity Home customers. The residential home security provider now offers a continuous video recording service. According to Parks Associates, security cameras are the most popular smart home device, and more than 40 percent of people who own one, access the devices daily or almost daily through an app. This new security and monitoring feature gives customers...

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