ADT Reports $4.3B in 2017 Revenue, Possible Amazon Partnership

ADT credits marketing and installation efficiencies for 4% revenue gain. Breakeven point per subsidized installation cut to 2.5 years. Possible Amazon partnership on table.

Nest x Yale Smart Lock Hits Market

Nest x Yale Lock is first ‘Works with Nest’ product controllable via the Nest app. Integrates with Nest Secure.

Enthusiastic Nest Pro ‘Can’t Wait’ to Offer New Video Doorbell and Smart Lock, Starting Today

Hooked on Nest thermostats, smoke/CO detectors and indoor/outdoor surveillance cameras, this Nest Elite Pro dealer — and his Nest-obsessed customers — can’t wait to integrate the new Nest Hello video doorbell and Next x Yale smart lock, starting today. The products are now available.

IpDatatel, Resolution Products Rebrand as Alula, Offer End-to-End Security, IoT Platform for Pros

Resolution Products and IpDatatel merge to form Alula, offering the new Connect+ security and home-automation hub, along with dual-path IP and cellular communicators and its own SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform.

August Now Provides 24 Hours of Free Video Storage with Doorbell Cams

Acquired by Assa Abbloy last year, August now offers 24 hours of free video storage for doorbell cams, which previously carried a fee for saving any amount of surveillance footage.

The New Smart and Connected Trade with Nest

Home technology is no longer reserved just for affluent homeowners. Smart thermostats are the gateway to the connected home and the most-requested smart device.

ISC 2018 Preview: New Trends, Technologies, Business Models in Security & IoT

APRIL 5, 2018, 2PM ET: This one-hour Webinar looks at new trends in security and home automation, including emerging technologies, competitive landscape, DIY developments, and new business models. PLUS: preview of new products and themes for ISC 2018.

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20 per month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

The Smart Home: What NOT to Automate

The first rule of smart home? Do no harm. Think hard before using home automation as a security system or for automating things like fireplaces and windows.

MONI CEO on New Brink’s Branding, ‘We will be a Clear No. 2’

Two years after rebranding to MONI, the former Monitronics will now be known as Brink’s Home Security via a licensing agreement with The Brink’s Co. CE Pro sister publication Security Sales & Integration speaks with CEO Jeff Gardner about the move.