Alarm.com revealed Thursday that its cloud services platform is powering a home automation and security service that Suddenlink Communications rolled out last fall.
Suddenlink’s service, which starts at about $30 per month for bundled customers, features a touchscreen panel, security, and elements that enable customers to remotely control and operate thermostats, locks and lighting using apps for iOS and Android mobile devices.
"Quality and dependability are critical to living up to the superior service we promise our customers," said Suddenlink SVP and chief marketing and sales officer Jerry Dow, in a statement.” Alarm.com's expertise helps us deliver on that promise."
The win is notable in that Alarm.com competitor iControl has won the bulk of the home security/automation deals with large MVPDs, including Rogers Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable an. Alarm.com and iControl once duked it out in the courts over patent claims, but settled more than a year ago.
EchoStar, meanwhile, will be entering the fold in the second quarter with the retail launch of a smart home platform called Sage. EchoStar has said it's also interested in pursuing MVPD partners.
While MVPDs have been reluctant to break out home security and automation subscriber numbers, the category, also being targeted by telcos such as DirecTV, AT&T and Verizon Communications, is considered a revenue growth engine.
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