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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

image Comcast launches its own Xfinity Home automation platform separate from Icontrol. Lutron lighting, August smart locks, Netgear’s Arlo among first partners. Nest kinda sorta. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro) View this story

Monday, May 04, 2015

image The super-chic, really tiny CitizenM hotel rooms feature elegant iPad-enabled home automation with Philips Hue lighting, audio/video control, temperature controls and motorized shades... but they never tell you about it. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/04 at 09:35 AM
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Friday, May 01, 2015

image Zipato’s snap-together home automation system starts with inexpensive ZipaBox Z-Wave hub, adds ZigBee, professional security, KNX, Enocean, serial control, UPnP, back-up power, more. New: ZipaMini, ZipaCam, ZipaTablet DIY hubs. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro) View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/01 at 03:35 PM
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image AMX helps drive Harman Q3 sales growth of 21% in its Professional division and 4% overall. Streaming media connectivity between automobiles and homes/businesses is the goal.View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/01 at 07:44 AM
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

image URC has been tearing up the two way home automation driver business, with the release of several new drivers recently, including Vantage Infusion, Autonomic Mirage and Apple TV. View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 04/30 at 01:15 PM
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Hansen joins newer home automation company Clare Controls, while Barnett takes a position at Amazon’s CE R&D lab. Clare is on a tear with new hires. View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 04/30 at 11:38 AM
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

image ADT Pulse home automation subscriber base reaches 1.2 million total customers or 19% of ADT’s total customer base. Average revenue per customer is up 4.6% and attrition is lowest since Tyco spinoff.View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 04/29 at 12:15 PM
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image Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL) might be first with consumer-oriented HDCP 2.2-compliant HDMI switch, but some say the spec is premature and the market isn’t ready. Plus HDMI Updates from Atlona, Key Digital, Wyrestorm, CYP, more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 04/29 at 12:04 PM
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Monday, April 27, 2015

image Mountain climber Mariusz Malkowski from Sigma Designs controlled his smart home from Mt. Everest recently to promote the Z-Wave Alliance. He is now safe after the devastating avalanche triggered by Nepal's earthquake.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 04/27 at 03:45 PM
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Monday, April 20, 2015

image The bad news: The Wink home automation hub from Quirky is being recalled because the company failed to update its security software. The good news: The security worked! (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 04/20 at 09:43 AM
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

image Honeywell demos the voice control for its Lyric family of connected home and security products at ISC West 2015. View this story

Control4 says more than 5,000 dealers and consumers have registered for Smarter Living Experience streaming event on April 22.View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 04/16 at 08:19 AM
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

image After a major investment by Tyco, Qolsys develops DSCTouch, an Android-based security, home automation panel for Tyco’s DSC brand. Also at ISC 2015: clever new doorbell, robust remote updates, hardwire bridge. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 04/15 at 11:34 AM
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

image Professional security and home automation panels can integrate with 170+ smart home products via IFTTT. Telguard HomeControl Flex to be demo’d at ISC West 2015. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 04/14 at 12:01 PM
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image Crestron home automation system to control lighting, security, shades and built-in speakers at the Bluejack National luxury golf resort and residential community in Houston. View this story


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