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Icontrol expands its developer program

January 12, 2016Spencer Ives

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Icontrol added Honeywell, LG Electronics and other big names as integration partners in early January.All Icontrol dealers can now connect devices from these partners.“One of the big technology trends that we've implemented in 2015 is this ability to integrate at the cloud level,” Greg Roberts, Icontrol VP of marketing, told Security Systems News. “That makes our ecosystem very open to new technologies and new use cases.”In addition to Honeywell...

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Home automation should be smart, but simple

July 16, 2015Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—Home automation experts have heard the message loud and clear: simplify, simplify, simplify. As exciting as the ultimate smart home may seem, end users want control of their home automation devices. Many homeowners have thought about their priorities before they talk to dealers—they want their home technology working for them, not vice versa. Rob Puric, director of the connected home division at Honeywell, based in Morristown, N.J., said his company's research..., Avi Rosenthal, Greg Blackett, Greg Roberts, Guardian Protection Services, home automation, Honeywell, iControl Networks, Jay Kenny, Joe Lininger, Nortek, Rob Puric

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Survey: Dealers cite cost as barrier to adding home automation

April 8, 2015Amy Canfield

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—A majority of residential security dealers thinks adding home automation services to their traditional offerings is cost prohibitive. That's a big misperception, according to Greg Roberts, VP of marketing for Icontrol, and one that could put providers at a significant disadvantage in today's marketplace.In a nationwide survey conducted by Security Systems News for Icontrol, 52 percent of the 58 dealers who responded said they see cost as the top barrier to adding home automation...

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Icontrol targets independent dealer

March 25, 2015Amy Canfield

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Independent dealers for the first time now can take advantage of Icontrol Networks' connected home platform.The new Icontrol One combines the software backbone Icontrol provides for the big guys, such as ADT, Comcast and Time Warner, but has a business model tailored to the smaller, independent dealers, said Greg Roberts, Icontrol vice president of marketing.“Icontrol can host it for them and provide the technology that makes it very easy for them to adopt services...

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Piper a 'lead-in technology' for security companies

April 16, 2014Martha Entwistle

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Software platform provider iControl is one step closer to providing “smart home solutions for every household in the world,” with the April 9 acquisition of Blacksumac, iControl marketing director Greg Roberts told Security Systems News.Blacksumac makes a Wi-Fi-enabled “home awareness and automation device” called Piper. IControl is the connected home technology software platform used by ADT's Pulse, and a number of cable companies, including Comcast's...

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