LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset, a residential security company based here, has announced that its deadbolt locks are now supported through the Z-Wave automation functionality of any new or existing iBridge-equipped Gemini control panel from Napco Security Technologies, a ma
Sixty-two percent of consumers interested in learning more about home automation said security was their primary motivation, with 67 percent preferring professional installation over do-it-yourself systems when making a purchase, according to new research by the Consumer Electronics Association.
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.
NEW YORK—ABI Research on June 30 announced that Craig Foster, an authority on M2M (machine-to-machine communications) and home automation markets, has joined the company as senior analyst, Home Automation Systems.
SCOTTDALE, Ariz.—Vivint's announcement that it is moving into the home automation market coincided with a new ABI Research report that says there’s a big opportunity now for home automation to go mainstream.