ADT Sues Ring, Former Zonoff CEO for Theft of Home-Automation Tech; Ring CEO Calls Bull – CE Pro

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ADT claims former Zonoff CEO Mike Harris misappropriated home-automation assets, transferring them to smart-doorbell maker Ring when the IoT technology actually belonged to ADT. Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff says claims are “ridiculous.” (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Source: ADT Sues Ring, Former Zonoff CEO for Theft of Home-Automation Tech; Ring CEO Calls Bull – CE Pro

Goodbye, Zonoff: IoT Provider Sunk by Alarm.com, Icontrol, Honeywell, ADT – CE Pro

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Zonoff, one of the most promising IoT platform providers, closes shop after Honeywell reportedly reneges on acquisition. Security and home-automation giants ADT, Icontrol and Alarm.com figured into the demise. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Source: Goodbye, Zonoff: IoT Provider Sunk by Alarm.com, Icontrol, Honeywell, ADT – CE Pro

Ring has hired most of Zonoff’s former employees

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Ring, the maker of a video doorbell, has scooped up almost the entire staff of Zonoff, a smart home integration provider. Ring extended offers to all of the Zonoff employees at the beginning of this month after acquisition talks with Honeywell fell through.

Source: Ring has hired most of Zonoff’s former employees | Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis

Zonoff integrates home automation platform with HomeAdvisor

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This first-time integration of home services with home automation systems elevates the smart home from a notification engine to an end-to-end home-service solution, creating new and recurring revenue opportunities for Zonoff clients and partners while offering peace of mind to consumers. No other company in our space has the scale and technology to fully maximize the smart home experience and put homeowners instantly and seamlessly in touch with pre-screened and available home pros.Smart home systems powered by Zonoff can access HomeAdvisors Instant Connect when devices in the home detect a need such as fixing a leaky pipe. With smart home product integration steadily on the rise, HomeAdvisor provides the ease for homeowners to be immediately connected with home professionals from plumbers to electricians through their smart home platform.

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ADT Reportedly Picks Zonoff for DIY Home Automation; Icontrol Seeks Injunction in New Patent Suit

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Icontrol Networks, a leading security and home automation platform developer, has fired the next salvo in its 2014 patent-infringement lawsuit against competitor Zonoff. In its latest complaint, dated Dec. 1, 2015, Icontrol seeks a jury trial and an injunction against Zonoff’s continued sales and marketing activities around three additional patents (itemized below). In its latest claim, Icontrol cites these rumors as evidence that Zonoff has been marketing technology based on Icontrols asserted patents.

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