Closes Acquisition of Business Units from Icontrol Networks

McLean, Virginia, UNITED STATES

TYSONS, Va., March 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Nasdaq:ALRM), the leading platform solution for the connected home and business, today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of two business units, Connect and Piper, from Icontrol Networks. 

Connect, based in Redwood City, California, provides an interactive security and home automation platform that powers several service providers’ solutions including ADT Pulse®.  Piper, based in Ottawa, Canada, designs, produces and sells an all-in-one video and home automation hub.

“We are pleased to wrap up our acquisition of the Icontrol Connect and Piper business units,” said Steve Trundle, President and CEO of  “The market for security-oriented connected home and connected business solutions continues to be attractive.  These two business units will allow us to upsize our distribution channels and increase the scale of our research and development initiatives.  With this expanded capacity, we will be better positioned to keep ourselves and our service provider partners competitive into the future.  We welcome the Icontrol employees to our team.” is at the forefront of the evolution of connected home and business technology from single-point devices to fully integrated solutions.  The Connect and Piper business units will add new technology infrastructure, talent, key relationships and hardware devices that are expected to help accelerate’s development of intelligent, data-driven services.  With increased scale and breadth of service, the platform enables service providers to address a broad range of consumer needs with reliable and innovative connected home and business solutions.

About is the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on's technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, our platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe.'s common stock is traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ALRM. For more information, please visit   

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