Home Automation

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Dish Networks channel chief DeFilippes looks to fix its third-party integrator relationships

Home automation services may have great potential for service providers to gain incremental revenue, but the reality is that home automation contractors and pay-TV installers have never had the greatest relationship.

Frontier adds all Nest automation products in bid to strengthen broadband customer bond

Frontier has taken another step forward in its home automation drive, announcing support for Nest's Nest Cam and Nest Protect for qualifying broadband customers.

Verizon quietly shifts home automation customers to Nexia, deploys Z-Wave router

Verizon may have dropped its home automation unit, but it appears that the service is quietly finding new life with Nexia, Ingersoll Rand's home automation division--so quietly, in fact, that even the carrier's customer service reps have reportedly been caught by surprise.

Frontier drives consumers to higher broadband speeds with Nest thermostat bundle

Frontier is looking to drive more customers to higher broadband speeds by bundling the Nest Learning Thermostat with their service. Users that upgrade their speeds can get the Nest Learning Thermostat for $99, whether they're new or existing Frontier customers.

Parks: One-fourth of U.S. broadband homes see value in home monitoring services

Value-added monitoring services may still be in the development stage, but recent research conducted by Parks Associates reveals that about 25 percent of U.S. households that have a broadband connection see utility in value-added monitoring services.

Smart light bulbs to reach quarter of a billion in shipments by 2020, says ABI Research

Connected LED or "smart" light bulbs may still be a developing market concept, with shipments totaling fewer than 2.5 million units in 2013, but a new ABI Research report reveals that a number of factors will help drive an increase in shipments.

Verizon revamps home automation push, appears to be near release of Quantum gateway

Verizon is signaling that it's ready to take another stab at the home automation market with a new service.

C Spire adds next-gen home automation to its service lineup

C Spire has found yet another use for the FTTH network it is building in Mississippi: home automation, which is being added into a suite of services it calls C Spire Home.

Smart home control market to rise to $6B by 2019, says ABI Research

AT&T and Comcast are among a growing group of service providers that are looking for revenue streams in the home automation market by adding connectivity and features to their routers that are traditionally used for broadband data and video services.

Verizon shutters its home monitoring, control service

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.