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Alarm.com closes on acquisition of business units from Icontrol

March 10, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com, a platform solution for the connected home and business, announced on March 8 that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of two business units, Connect and Piper, from Icontrol Networks.Comcast also completed its acquisition of Icontrol, specifically the Converge business, which includes Xfinity Home and creates Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and next-generation platforms for connected home security.The cash consideration paid by Alarm.com for the...

alarm.com, Connect, Dan Kerzner, iControl Networks, Piper, Steve Trundle


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Icontrol expands through Developer Program

August 22, 2016SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Icontrol Networks brought new connected home offerings into its ecosystem through the company's Developer Program: LG's Smart Refrigerator, SkyBell HD Wi-Fi video doorbell, and Bttn's Wi-Fi Smart Button. “To reach mass adoption of the smart home, we need to remove technological barriers and ensure people can pick and choose their devices,” Bob Hagerty, CEO of Icontrol Networks, said in a prepared statement. LG, SkyBell and Bttn utilized Icontrol's cloud integration...

Andrew Thomas, Bob Hagerty, Bttn, iControl Networks, LG, Skybell


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ADT gets into the Ring

July 20, 2016Paul Ragusa, Editor

ADT announced earlier this week that the Ring video doorbell is now available for its customers nationwide. While the Ring has made some noise in the smart doorbell category, there are many options to choose from when it comes to this first-line-of-defense product for homeowners. Others who have had success with doorbell cameras include Vivint, Skybell and August, to name just a few. As more and more consumers begin to embrace smart home products like the video doorbell, dealers are adding these...

ADT, alarm.com, Amazon Echo, August, Honeywell, iControl Networks, IFTTT, Kwikset, monitronics, Nest


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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 produced feedback...

alarm.com, Avi Rosenthal, Greg Blackett, Greg Roberts, Guardian Protection Services, home automation, Honeywell, iControl Networks, Jay Kenny, Joe Lininger


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Icontrol adds 11 devices to growing OpenHome ecosystem

June 19, 2014SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Icontrol Networks, a provider of connected home technology and innovation, announced June 11 that it has certified eleven new devices through its OpenHome Partner Program. Ranging from connected keyless door locks to thermostats and light switches, the new additions address top consumer needs and bring new depth to Icontrol's growing smart home ecosystem, the company said. Icontrol's 2014 State of the Smart Home report found that consumers identify security and energy management...

Bosch, iControl Networks, Jasco, Jason Domangue, Kwikset, OpenHome Partner Program, Salus, Weiser


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Cableco's home security solution powered by iControl

May 8, 2014SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Connected home technology provider iControl Networks announced May 1 that its iControl Converge software platform is powering the Bright House Networks Home Security & Control solution. Bright House Networks Home Security & Control is a next generation system that puts customers in charge of their home security and comfort no matter where they are - at home, at the office or on the go. With the power of iControl's platform, the cable company offers centrally monitored and...

Bright House Networks, Home Security & Control, iControl Converge, iControl Networks


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Alarm.com, iControl, Telular end patent infringement cases

January 15, 2014Tess Nacelewicz, Leah Hoenen

YARMOUTH, Maine—Patent infringement lawsuits involving Alarm.com, iControl Networks and Telular have all been dismissed, the companies announced this week.Alarm.com and iControl Networks announced Jan. 14 that settlements have been reached in patent infringement suits involving those two companies.And Telular announced the same day that an Alarm.com lawsuit against Telular has been dismissed with prejudice.The two cases are related, Jay Kenny, VP of marketing for Alarm.com, an interactive services...

alarm.com, cross-licensing agreement, iControl Networks, Jay Kenny, patent infringement lawsuit, Shawn Welsh, Telular


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On The Editor's Desk

iControl woos app developers

July 24, 2013Martha Entwistle

This week, iControl Networks, the software platform used by ADT's Pulse, and a number of cable companies, including Comcast's Xfinity Home, Time Warner Cable's IntelligentHome and Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, announced that it's launching an Android App Partner Program, called the “FastTrack App Partner Program.” It's an initiative that will “allows Android apps to be easily and quickly certified compatible with touch screens that support the iControl Converge deployment solution,...

ADT Pulse, Android App Partner Program, Comcast, FastTrack App Partner Program, iControl Networks, IntelligentHome, Jason Domangue, Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, Time Warner Cable, Xfinity Home


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iControl Networks sues Alarm.com, FrontPoint Security

July 15, 2013Martha Entwistle

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Home technology provider iControl Networks on July 10 filed a patent infringement lawsuit against competitor Alarm.com and FrontPoint Security, an Alarm.com customer.IControl software is used as a platform for security/home automation offerings by both traditional security companies, such as ADT, and cable/telecom companies, such as Time Warner and Comcast. In April, Telguard, a division of Telular Corporation, introduced its Telguard HomeControl interactive solution based...

2GIG, Aaron Schumaker, alarm.com, Chris Villar, FrontPoint, iControl Networks, Jay Kenny, SSN, Telular Corp.


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Canadian telecom and cableco expanding home security reach

February 6, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia and TORONTO—Canadian telecommunications company Bell Aliant and Canadian cable company Rogers Communications recently announced they're bringing professionally installed and monitored home security/home automation to Atlantic Canada this year.They'll be the first telecom and cableco to enter the market in that area, according to news reports. Rogers started offering home security elsewhere in Canada two years ago, but Bell Aliant's planned launch this spring will mark its...

Bell Aliant, iControl Networks, Paul Dawes, Rogers Communications


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