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Shares of AlarmCom Hldg Inc (NASDAQ: ALRM) have been under pressure partly on account of Apple Inc’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) HomeKit announcement, William Blair’s Bhavan Suri said.

Apple’s update on HomeKit included the inclusion of a new HomeKit app in the iOS 10 update. Since HomeKit can be used for both home automation and security, this has led to investor concern surrounding the negative impact on Alarm.com, analyst Suri mentioned.

Not A Cause For Concern

“We are not overly concerned,” Suri commenting, mentioning the following about HomeKit:

  1. Targets the DIY market
  2. Works only with HomeKit and iOS devices
  3. Has no backend for security dealers
  4. Lacks cellular connectivity, making it less secure

The analyst pointed out that Alarm.com was a HomeKit partner and that HomeKit had been originally announced a couple of years back and received little traction since. He added that Alarm.com’s stock was trading at an attractive valuation.

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