Verizon is no longer going to let customers sign up for its much talked about Home Monitoring and Control product, reports FierceCable. John Columbus, a Verizon spokesman, said it stopped accepting new orders in October.
Home automation has become a major focus for broadband providers and TiVo is taking part in the action through a new partnership with Control4.
CenturyLink has applied for a patent with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office that proposes providing home monitoring using a customer's existing set top box. The telco said that its invention is intended to simplify home security for consumers.
Home automation providers including Verizon are increasingly partnering with other broadband service providers to reach customers outside their market footprint, a new study from Infonetics Research says.
A growing number of service providers are finding that home automation services are an add-on revenue stream for their broadband customer base. According to Infonetics Research, over 70 percent of survey respondents said they will offer home automation services by the end of this year.
Despite big improvements in telecommunications infrastructure on the African continent in the past five years, the quality and affordability of Internet services has not improved, a study conducted by Analysys Mason for the Internet Society finds.
AT&T finally introduced its Digital Life home automation and service, one that will appeal to its wireless customers who in many markets are outside of their traditional wireline network footprint.
Consumers who have an in-home broadband connection are more willing to purchase remote monitoring and control professionally monitored interactive security services, research firm Strategy Analytics said.
Home automation as we know it has been around for two decades, but in 2013, it may finally come into its own, with analysts predicting a compound annual growth rate of as much as 45 percent. But what's driving the projected growth in home automation? And what could stop that growth in its tracks?
AT&T is using this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce that it will begin delivering its Digital Life home security and automation services to homeowners in eight markets beginning in March.