Home Security Deal: iControl Acquires Piper

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 09, 2014

Almost every month, a new security / surveillance company launches a crowdsourcing campaign. In 2013, one notable startup was Black Sumac's Piper, that raised $300,000 on IndieGoGo for an all-in-one HD fisheye camera, alarm siren, temperature / humidity sensor and a Z-wave hub, for less than $250.

Now, they are being acquired by iControl, a $100+ million Silicon Valley VC funded company.

In this note, we look at the potential of thi deal and its impact on the hot home security / surveillance market.

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