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Verizon getting out of home security?

February 12, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

It was big news in 2011 when Verizon got into home security/home automation with the launch of its Home Monitoring and Control service, which did not have a professional monitoring component. Now there's an even bigger buzz because it has now apparently discontinued the $9.99 per month DIY product. Verizon this past October stopped accepting new orders for the product, although it is continuing to let existing FiOS subscribers continue with it, according to the FierceCable website. I haven't heard...

Home Monitoring and Control, Verizon

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Massachusetts installers battle Comcast, Verizon in court

August 29, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

SHARON, Mass.—A Massachusetts security systems installers' group has taken Comcast and Verizon to court, charging the cableco and telecom lack the required state licenses to do security alarm-related work in Massachusetts.The Massachusetts Systems Contractors Association (MSCA), a trade association based here, is asking a judge to find the two new security industry entrants are violating state law and ban them from selling, installing and monitoring security systems in the state. The MSCA contends...

Board of State Examiners of Electricians, Comcast, David Fine, Home Monitoring and Control, Massachusetts Systems Contractors Association, MSCA, Verizon, Xfinity Home

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Verizon debuts home security offering at CES

January 6, 2011Daniel Gelinas

LAS VEGAS—Verizon, which has had a stealth presence at recent security shows, this week launched its new home security offering at the Consumer Electronics Show here. Verizon Home Monitoring and Control will allow end users to bundle together different services like phone, Internet, cable, home automation and security features like motion detectors, remote access control from Schlage and surveillance cameras. The solution has no a professional monitoring component. Verizon and SerComm Corporation—a...

Alberto Canal, George DeMarco, Home Monitoring and Control, Joe Miskulin, Schlage, SerComm, Verizon

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