OREM, Utah and BOCA RATON, Fla.—A federal judge has put a 45-day hold on a second lawsuit that ADT had brought against Utah-based Vision Security over alleged deceptive sales practices. During that time, the two companies must follow a recent settlement agreement ADT worked out with Vision after ADT previously sued that door-knocking company on very similar charges.
DALLAS—After launching one year ago, in April 2013, AT&T’s new home security/home automation service, Digital Life, has expanded across the nation to a total of 75 markets, the company recently announced.
LAS VEGAS—Everyone has heard of the connected home, but what about the connected condo? That’s an untapped market that Mircom, a Toronto-based manufacturer and distributor of intelligent building and life safety solutions, says it is successfully targeting.
LAS VEGAS—In what is being called a first in the industry, GHS Interactive Security is partnering with Solar Universe, a leading nationwide residential solar company, to combine security and solar into a comprehensive home automation package.
BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT went outside the security space to find its new chief marketing officer and its new vice president of dealer sales. Both new hires say they’ll put the skills they honed working in other industries to good use at ADT.
NEW YORK—Monitored security companies will stay at the top of the U.S. managed smart home market for the next five years, but their market share will drop more than 50 percent by 2019 as competitors such as telecoms and cablecos leverage their own strengths in the space, predicts a new report from ABI Research.
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John Bergher, EVP of marketing and customer care for Sacramento, Calif.-based GHS Interactive Security, talks to Tess about the partnership GHS formed this spring with Solar Universe to offer homeowners a solution combining security, home automation and solar.