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Security providers early winners in home automation/home security space

May 29, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

DALLAS—Security providers have a “first mover” advantage in home automation/home security right now, but the big telecoms and cable companies entering the space are serious competitors who may be game-changers in the future, according to a market research company analyst.“In the short term, there's enough opportunity for everyone,” Tom Kerber, director of research on home controls and energy at Parks Associates, based here, said in a May 17 webcast on engaging consumers...

2GIG, ADT, alarm.com, AT&T, Comcast, Cox Communications, Frontier Communications, Parks Associates, Security Systems News, Time Warner Cable


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Tyco's Breen talks about new entrants, PULSE, ADT spin-off

January 31, 2012Martha Entwistle

There were some interesting tidbits on today's Tyco earnings call—about earnings of course, but also about new cable/telco entrants into the security industry, stats on ADT's PULSE offering, and a progress report on the conglomerate's split into three, separate, publicly traded companies. On the new entrants: In response to a question about how/if new cable/telco entrants into the security industry is affecting ADT, Tyco CEO Ed Breen said: “We track every market we're in very closely,...

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Comcast ahead of curve in security space

January 4, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

PHILADELPHIA—Many telecoms decided that 2011 was the year to launch a home security/home automation offering—Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Frontier Communications, AT&T and Cox Communications among them.But Comcast, which is based here, was ahead of the curve, launching Xfinity Home Security in Houston in June 2010. The company, with millions of customers nationwide, has so far made the product available in other major markets around the country, including Greater Philadelphia; Indianapolis;...

AT&T, Comcast, Cox Communication, Frontier Communications, iControls, Jamila Patton, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, Xfinity Home Security


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The Cable Guy goes pro as telecoms enter security space

January 4, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

Watch out security industry! Here comes the new version of the Cable Guy—one that's more likely to wear a suit and have a computer science background than be a rube who's always late. As the telecoms enter the security space at a fast and furious pace—I've recently written about the new home security/home automation offerings of Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Frontier Communications, AT&T, Cox Communications, and Comcast—the security industry has expressed confidence that small, professional...

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Cox at home with security in Arizona

December 21, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

MESA, Ariz.—Cox Communications, one of the largest cable entertainment and broadband service providers in the country, has been offering a home security/home automation product in Tucson, Ariz., since last summer, and expects to launch it in additional markets in the new year, a company spokesman said.“We're still going through the single-market launch and evaluating the product and the customer response and interest and sales Ö [and] we expect to continue in additional markets sometime...

Arizona Alarm Association, AT&T, Cox Communications, Frontier Communications, Maria Malice, Time Warner Cable, Todd Smith, Verizon


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2011: The Year of the Telecom

December 21, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

The year is not quite over yet, but it's clear that 2011 has earned a new name as far as security is concerned: The Year of the Telecom. That's because the year has been marked by at least five telecoms entering the security space. And those who have yawned and said, “What else is new? The telecoms have tried this before and failed,” had better take note. There are some indications the telecoms are doing things differently this time—for example, they're teaming up with other professional...

AT&T, Cox Communications. Arizona Alarm Association, Frontier Communications, Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association, telecom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon


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AT&T to enter Atlanta security market

December 7, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

KENNESAW, Ga.—The news that AT&T is creating a new Atlanta-based division to offer customers home security and home automation—and that it reportedly will open its own monitoring station—carries some positive implications for local alarm companies, said John Loud, owner of Loud Security Systems, which is based here.For example, said Loud, who also is president of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety and Security Association (GELSSA), he looks forward to AT&T using its big advertising...

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Telecom partners with professional security companies in second go-round

December 1, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

STAMFORD, Conn.—Frontier Communications about four years ago tried a go-it-alone experiment offering home security in a small town in Pennsylvania. The telecom, based here, did everything from marketing the product to monitoring it through a third-party monitoring center.Now Frontier is taking a different approach in a second foray into the security market: It's partnering with two security giants, ADT and Protection 1, to offer security products in two separate six-month trial programs, one...

ADT, AT&T, Frontier Communications, Jamie Haenggi, Melinda White, Protection 1, Time Warner Cable, Verizon


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Yet another telecom enters security space!

November 23, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

Whew! It just doesn't stop. First, there was the news in October that Verizon had launched to its broadband customers nationwide the home security product it had debuted in January at the Consumer Electronics show. Then I just wrote about Time Warner Cable and Frontier Communications now joining other cableco and telecom companies in launching home security/home automation offerings. And now AT&T has entered the security space, according to a recent report of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Here's...

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Time Warner Cable, Frontier enter home security market

November 22, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

YARMOUTH, Maine—Time Warner Cable and Frontier Communications are now joining other cableco and telecom companies in launching home security/home automation offerings.Time Warner is selling its IntelligentHome security and home automation system in upstate New York, Southern California and North Carolina, according to a recent report by the Democrat and Chronicle, a Rochester, N.Y. newspaper.Also in Rochester, N.Y., Frontier is teaming up with ADT Security Systems to offer a variety of ADT...

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