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IHS weighs in on smart home deals

Focus is shifting from hardware to software and platforms
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04/03/2017

LONDON—IHS Markit sees disruption in the professional smart home market; Blake Kozak, IHS’ principal analyst, smart home and security technology, talked with Security Systems News about recent smart home deals and what they mean for the industry.

Comcast completes acquisition of Icontrol business unit

Company looks to expand on Icontrol’s wholesale platform business
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03/13/2017

PHILADELPHIA—Comcast finalized its acquisition of a business unit within Icontrol, specifically the Converge platform. The company will bring Icontrol’s Austin-based facility and wholesale customer base into the fold while looking ahead at other opportunities.

Comcast and Alarm.com to acquire Icontrol

Alarm.com to pay $140m for Connect and Piper businesses; Comcast to acquire Converge business for undisclosed price
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06/23/2016

TYSONS, Va. and PHILADELPHIA—Interactive services platform provider Alarm.com and cable giant Comcast today signed agreements to acquire different business units of platform provider Icontrol Networks, based in Redwood City, Calif.

Comcast and Alarm.com reportedly in talks to acquire Icontrol

Alarm.com could win ADT business if deal goes through
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06/15/2016

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Interactive services platform provider Alarm.com and cable giant Comcast are in talks to acquire platform provider Icontrol Networks, according to several sources who spoke to Security Systems News, and published reports.

Icontrol expands its developer program

Company credits cloud integration capability for the six added companies
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01/12/2016

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Icontrol added Honeywell, LG Electronics and other big names as integration partners in early January.

Panel: Biz can learn lessons from smart home tech

It should be easy to enter commercial market, they say
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12/15/2015

FOSTER CITY, Calif.—Smart home technology can and should bleed over into commercial market, especially for small business, according to three platform providers who spoke at the Cloud+ conference, held here.

Icontrol says it is victor in patent fight with Alarm.com

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Icontrol Networks says it has won its patent fight with Alarm.com. Alarm.com says the solution to the "fight" was the result of a settlement with icontrol dated Jan. 1, 2014.  

It’s all about the Millennials

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It’s the Millennials who are the biggest DIY buyers, according to ESX 2015 panelists at a “DIY Security—Competition or Opportunity” discussion. 

Icontrol’s new CMO aims for ‘frustration-free’ customer experience

Consumers now seek simplicity, integration, she says
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05/06/2015

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Icontrol’s new chief marketing officer wants to ensure that consumers and dealers have an all-around “frustration-free” experience when interacting with the company.

Survey: Dealers cite cost as barrier to adding home automation

That’s a misperception, says Icontrol’s Greg Roberts
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04/08/2015

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—A majority of residential security dealers thinks adding home automation services to their traditional offerings is cost prohibitive. That’s a big misperception, according to Greg Roberts, VP of marketing for Icontrol, and one that could put providers at a significant disadvantage in today’s marketplace.

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