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Alarm.com unveils connected car solution

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Alarm.com unveils connected car solution

March 2, 2021SSN Staff

TYSONS, Va.—Alarm.com is connecting your car and home through its integrated security platform to help people stay informed about their vehicle’s status and unlock more home automation capabilities. “We’re excited to extend the technology and benefits of Alarm.com to include cars,” said Alarm.com Chief Product Officer Dan Kerzner. “Connected Car, like the rest of our offering, helps people monitor and manage the things they care about most on a unified platform...

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Parks Associates unveils whitepaper analyzing key trends in smart home

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Parks Associates publishes whitepaper analyzing key trends in smart home

March 1, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—A new whitepaper from Parks Associates reports 40 percent of U.S. broadband households have trialed at least one over-the-top (OTT) video service during the COVID-19 crisis, while one-third of smart home device owners have increased usage of these products. The whitepaper “2021 Consumer Tech Trends to Watch” highlights some of the biggest announcements from CES 2021 and the technology trends Parks Associates analysts believe will shape 2021. Parks Associates’...

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ADT partners with home insurance group Hippo

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ADT partners with home insurance group Hippo

February 19, 2021SSN Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT announced a partnership with the home insurance group Hippo, which works with homeowners across 32 states, to offer ADT’s professional monitoring and installation services to new Hippo customers and extends Hippo’s smart home insurance discounts to ADT customers  The alignment of the two companies’ services — ADT’s connected protection system with professional smart home monitoring and Hippo’s digitally native home insurance policies...

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Most homes have interactive security system

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Most homes have interactive security system

November 30, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—International research firm Parks Associates finds 67 percent of security system owners, which equates to 20 percent of all U.S. broadband households, have an interactive system that allows remote connection and control capabilities. “Interactive features are now standard on both professionally installed and DIY systems as consumers embrace IoT-based features for all devices in the home,” Parks Associates President Elizabeth Parks said in the announcement. “Our research...

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Nearly half of monitored homes want upgrades

November 23, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—Security research from Parks Associates finds COVID-19 is a key factor driving households with security monitoring to upgrade their system — 41 percent of monitored households with professional monitoring plan to upgrade their system in the next six months and an equal share plan to self-install an add-on device, with the majority citing the pandemic as a related factor. The most popular add-on devices among these monitoring households are video cameras, smart lighting and video...

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Resideo announces availability of ProSeries platform

October 5, 2020SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—Resideo Technologies, Inc. announced the availability of its Honeywell Home ProSeries Security and Smart Home Platform. “The initial preview of the ProSeries Platform with our professional security dealer network generated significant excitement as they told us it is exactly what has been missing in the industry,” Alice DeBiasio, vice president and general manager, Global Security, Resideo, said in the announcement. “As families spend more time at home, it...

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U.S. broadband house holds feel safe enough

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U.S. households feel 'safe enough' with smart home security devices

October 1, 2020SSN Staff

DALLAS—New research from Parks Associates finds 60 percent of U.S. broadband households feel “safe enough” with only a professionally monitored home security system while 55 percent report feeling safe enough with only a self-monitored home security system. “While most consumers feel ‘safe enough’ only with a home security system, security-focused smart home devices delivers this same baseline feeling of security for a majority of households,” Brad Russell,...

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Zigbee's Project CHIP standard becoming a reality

September 8, 2020SSN Staff

DAVIS, Calif.—Zigbee Alliance’s Project Connected Home over IP Working Group recently updated the industry on its progress, outlining the Project’s growth and introducing the newly detailed architectural stack diagram for the open standard. Here’s a summary of the details as well as a link to the working group’s full blog post:  December 2019 – the date the group set out to create a unifying standard for the smart home industry.  September...

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Reliant teams up with SimpliSafe to deliver home security to Texas customers

August 4, 2020SSN Staff

HOUSTON—As part of Reliant’s focus on providing cutting-edge smart home and security innovations to customers across Texas, the company established a new relationship with SimpliSafe to provide renters and homeowners in urban and rural markets with special offers and discounts, enabling them to better protect their most valuable assets: their home and loved ones.  “Providing our customers with the best in home energy tech solutions and ensuring their comfort and safety is something we...

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ADT and Google partner with plans to dominate smart home

August 4, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT and Google announced a long-term partnership with the goal of creating an end-to-end smart home solution that combines Google’s technology platform with ADT’s installation, service and professional monitoring network.Google will make a $450 million investment in ADT, which equates to 6.6 percent of ADT’s outstanding aggregate common equity, in exchange for shares of a newly created Class B common stock having all of the rights and preferences of ADT's common stock...

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