Two dominant SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers Icontrol and Alarm.com are being sued by competitor Honeywell to block a proposed merger. Combined company would control 70% of the market for interactive security and home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
Source: Honeywell Sues to Block Icontrol, Alarm.com Merger on Antitrust Grounds – CE Pro
Piper is one of many DIY home security systems that thumbs its nose at traditional subscription-based services. Instead of a call center monitoring signals from your security system, Piper alerts you via your smartphone and lets you decide whether to call the police. Like Canary, Piper is a single, self-contained unit that sits on a shelf or table.
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