ADT Ends Pulse, Adds Command & Control, Pauses Alexa Guard, Plots DIY

New ADT Command and Control launches nationwide this month, ending long rein of ADT Pulse security and home automation platform. Company plots DIY course with LifeShield acquisition, but not with Alexa Guard quite yet.

Shelley’s Stereo Upgrades Showroom Network, Improves Cybersecurity

Access Networks conducted an information security analysis on Shelley’s Stereo’s corporate office and helped set up additional procedures to keep the business’s network running securely.

SnapAV Acquires MRI, Adding 4 NE Locations to Growing Distribution Empire

SnapAV acquires its third home-tech distributor after Allnet and Volutone: Powerhouse Alliance member MRI Distribution, with four branch locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and upstate New York.

Report: 16% of US Households Plan to Buy Standalone Smart Security Products

According to Parks Associates, twice as many consumers intend to purchase a standalone security product instead of a professionally monitored system in the next 12 months.

ADT Reports Total Revenue Up 7% in Q4 2018

In addition to financial information, ADT reported that 40 percent of its residential customers now use ADT Pulse, which combines security with lighting and climate control.

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Resideo Readjusts 2019 Outlook; Stock Falls 25%

Resideo books solid first full quarter as a standalone company up 5%. Announces portal to hook up its 150M customers with dealers.

Apple Acquires Patents From Defunct Smart Security Start-Up Lighthouse AI

Is it possible Apple is looking to use Lighthouse AI’s visual authentication, monitoring and depth-sensing patents to create its own surveillance camera?

Alarm.com Reports 19% Increase in License Revenue for Q4 2018

The smart home security company finished strong in 2018, posting SaaS and license revenues of $77.8 million in Q4.

Tech Data to Distribute Resideo Honeywell Home in Europe

Tech Data will provide pan-European distribution of Resideo’s Honeywell Home-branded DIY smart security products including smart thermostats and water leak detectors.