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New security/telco partnership up North

September 14, 2011Daniel Gelinas

RED WOOD CITY, Calif. and TORONTO—The home security penetration rate hovers around 18 percent in Canada, but players in a new partnership say they're going to change that. Home automation and control technology provider iControl and Rogers Communications, Canada's largest communications provider, on Aug. 30 announced a new converged home security, automation and control offering, which they say will raise that rate.   "When you start giving people the ability to view cameras remotely, to...

home automation, home control, Ian Pattinson, iControl, Jim Johnson, Northern 911, OpenHome, Rogers Communications, Smart Home Monitoring, telco, UL-listed

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iControl gets $50m

June 23, 2011Martha Entwistle

PALO ALTO, Calif.—IControl co-CEOs Jim Johnson and Paul Dawes said they were originally looking for a $30 million investment, but there was so much interest that they got $50 million. They even turned away some investors whose interests didn't align with iControl's strategy, they said. “There was more interest in investing than we anticipated,” Dawes told SSN on June 20. The success of the round is due to the successful roll out of ADT's Pulse product, the recent iControl/Comcast...

Charles River Ventures, Cisco, Comcast, Comcast Ventures, iControl, Intel Capital, Jim Johnson, John Doerr, OpenHome, Paul Dawes, Rogers Communications, Suzanne Bel, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, XFINITY

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Comcast sells home security/home automation with iControl

June 16, 2011Martha Entwistle

PALO ALTO, Calif.—It's official: Comcast is selling home security and home automation services powered by iControl software in seven of its 18 markets across the country. The announcement was made by iControl, which is based here, on June 9. In the works for several years, this is the first national broadband provider partnership that iControl has officially announced. The software provider also has a major partnership with traditional home security company ADT, which introduced its interactive...

ADT, Comcast, iControl, Jim Johnson, Mitch Bowling, XFINITY, Zigbee

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iControl uControl merge

November 9, 2010Martha Entwistle

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Home security and management providers iControl and uControl are no longer competitors following their Nov. 4 merger. The new company will assume the iControl Networks' name and be headquartered here while uControl's Austin, Texas office will become a division of iControl. Jim Johnson, CEO of uControl, and Paul Dawes, CEO of iControl, are now co-CEOs of the new company. “Jim and I recognize that there's a huge market opportunity and that we've each built technologies...

iControl, Jim Johnson, Paul Dawes, uControl

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