Telco and Cable Vie for Home Security Market

The Cable Show went down in Chicago the week of 13 June, and among its highlights was the launching of advanced home security services by a number of broadband and cable operators. Comcast, of course, had expanded its suite of home security programs recently, while Comporium Communications did an on-site demonstration of its newly unveiled smart home management offerings. Both home security services are based on iControl, a leader in the segment. With other telcos (such as Verizon and SureWest Communications) also debuting home security suites, it appears that this market is fast becoming another point of contention in the ongoing struggle between telcos and cable companies.

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