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Bell Aliant now securing homes in Atlantic Canada

May 7, 2013SSN Staff

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia—Bell Aliant, a telecommunications company based here, has made its NextGen Home Security system available in Atlantic Canada, according to a company news release.Both Bell Aliant and Rogers Communications, a Canadian cable company, announced earlier this year that they planned to bring professionally installed and monitored home security/home automation to Atlantic Canada in 2013.This week, Bell Aliant announced that NextGen Home Security is available in that region. It...

Atlantic Canada, Bell Aliant, Dan McKeen, NextGen Home Security, Rogers Communications

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

Cableco expands home security to Canada's 'Golden Horseshoe'

March 13, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

I wrote recently about two Canadian giants, cable company Rogers Communications and telecommunications company Bell Aliant, planning to offer home security/home automation for the first time in Atlantic Canada this spring. And now Rogers has announced it's expanding the service in its Ontario footprint. Rogers launched its Smart Home Monitoring in its cable footprint in Ontario in August 2011. And today, Toronto-based Rogers announced it is now expanding its offering to Ontario's “Golden Horseshoe.”...

Atlantic Canada, Bell Aliant, Golden Horseshoe, Ian Pattinson, NextGen Home Security, Ontario, Rogers Communications, Smart Home Monitoring

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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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On The Editor's Desk

Who will buy AlarmForce?

August 7, 2012Martha Entwistle

AlarmForce, a super-regional security company based in Toronto, announced that its board of directors is taking a look at selling the company. The company has hired Imperial Capital to help it with a possible sale. The company's market cap value today is listed as $135m and its enterprise value is $119m. I asked Richard Ginsburg, former CEO of Protection One who is now managing partner at G3 Capital Partners, what he thought about the sale of AlarmForce. He said he thought the company is well run...

AlarmForce, iControl, Imperial Capital, Joel Matlin, M&A, Microtec, Richard Ginsburg, Rogers Communications, Security Systems News (SSN), Stanley CSS

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iControl/Time Warner Cable sell home security/home automation together

January 10, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

PALO ALTO, Calif.—Software provider iControl Networks this week announced a new partnership with Time Warner Cable, in which Time Warner's IntelligentHome security and home automation solution is being powered by iControl software.Time Warner's solution offers such features as lighting and temperature control and home security—monitored 24/7 by a 5-Diamond rated monitoring center that Time Warner owns, according to a new release.Security Systems News recently reported that Time Warner...

ADT, Bob Hagerty, C24 Interactive, Comcast, DSC, iControl Networks, IntelligentHome, Rogers Communications, Time Warner Cable

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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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