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ADT reports second-quarter results

August 4, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Smart home and small business security provider ADT released its second-quarter results today during an earnings call, with strong growth indicators and optimism for the third and fourth quarters. The tone of the call was positive focusing on yearly gains and a positive look at financial outcomes for the rest of 2022. “We delivered what I believe is our best quarter ever at ADT,” said ADT President and CEO Jim DeVries. A snapshot of the financials shows a...

ADT, Google, Jeff Likosar, Jim DeVries, Lowe's, Sunpro Solar

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HUMAN Security


HUMAN Security, PerimeterX announce merger to take on bots, identity fraud

July 28, 2022Ken Showers, Managing Editor

NEW YORK and SAN MATEO, Calif.—Bot and fraud prevention companies HUMAN Security, Inc. and PerimeterX have announced their merger. Combined, the two companies will boast over 450 employees serving more than 500 customers and $100-plus million dollars in annual recurring revenue. With it, they hope to combat the swiftly rising incidents of bot attacks and fraud incidents affecting the technology sphere. “The merger of these great companies brings together two exceptional teams of...

Google, HUMAN Security, Ido Safruti, Omri Iluz, PerimeterX, Roku, Tamer Hassan

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Also Noted Residential

ADT, Google announce Nest smart home security integration

April 12, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. — ADT, a leading provider of security, automation and smart home solutions, has announced that its customers can now purchase Google Nest Mini, Nest Hub, and Nest Hub Max products and have them professionally installed by ADT’s nationwide network of smart home technicians. According to ADT, if a customer’s hands are full, that person could just say, “Hey Google, disarm my security system” so he/she could go straight to the kitchen counter...

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On The Editor's Desk

ADT + Google +

November 11, 2020Paul Ragusa

Recent Q3 earnings announcements from smart home security giants ADT and helped to clear up the smart home picture a bit, as both companies addressed the current and future state of their partnership in light of ADT’s recent megadeal with Google earlier this year. Both company CEOs talked at length about their future plans as it relates to all parties involved, creating an interesting landscape as the race to control the smart home tightens while getting a little less murky at...

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ADT and Google partner with plans to dominate smart home

August 4, 2020Paul Ragusa

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT and Google announced a long-term partnership with the goal of creating an end-to-end smart home solution that combines Google’s technology platform with ADT’s installation, service and professional monitoring network.Google will make a $450 million investment in ADT, which equates to 6.6 percent of ADT’s outstanding aggregate common equity, in exchange for shares of a newly created Class B common stock having all of the rights and preferences of ADT's common stock...

ADT, Google, Jim Boyce, Rishi Chandra, Security, smart home

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General News

Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee Alliance partner

December 19, 2019SSN Staff

SEATTLE and CUPERTINO, MOUNTAIN VIEW and DAVIS, Calif.—Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee Alliance announced a new working group that plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products. Zigbee Alliance board member companies are also onboard to join the working group and contribute to the project.Called the Connected Home over IP project, the project's goal is to simplify development for manufacturers and...

Amazon, Amazon Alexa, Apple, Google, smart home, smart home technology, smart homes, Zigbee

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Monitoring Matters

What images and color(s) represent the word 'cybersecurity'?

November 19, 2019Ginger Hill

Some studies have found that the human brain actually processes words by recognizing each word heard through the ears and seen with the eyes as an individual picture. I know when I'm listening to a podcast or lecture, the radio, reading something, etc. and I hear or see a word that is delightful to me, my mind engages, blooming a series of images that represent that word. In other words, I see pictures in my mind related to what I heard or saw. Let's say, for example, you just heard the...

cyber security, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Daylight Security Research Group, Google, U.C. Berkeley

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TMA, ESA dispute Google's claim

March 6, 2019Paul Ragusa

The Monitoring Association (TMA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA) are calling out Google on its recent statement — “security systems often use microphones” — noting that such statements “misrepresent the vast majority of today's residential security systems installed throughout the country.” The dispute follows recent reporting by Business Insider, CNN Business and many other publications that have highlighted the undisclosed, on-board microphone discovered...

Chris Mosley, ESA, Google, Ivan Spector, Richard Brent, TMA

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Vivint Smart Home and Google collaborate

June 27, 2018SSN Staff

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.The collaboration builds on Vivint's integration with the Google Assistant, which makes it easy to control lighting, locks, thermostats, garage...

Google, Google Home, Jeff Lyman, Nest, Vivint Smart Home

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News and Notes

Smart home wars heating up

June 22, 2016Paul Ragusa

Just as we have seen with the smart phone revolution, the battle for the smart home looks like it will be just as hotly contested, as there is no denying that consumers today are embracing the smart home concept. Studies are popping up weekly confirming that demand is increasing for smart home products and services as homeowners learn more about smart home and home automation technology available today. The latest research, from market research firm Berg Insight out of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that...

Amazon, Apple, Berg Insight, Google, Microsoft, smart home

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