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Friday, May 29, 2015

image Slowly but surely, the home automation drivers for Heos are coming to market -- first RTI, now Control4.View this story

Thursday, May 28, 2015

image Wi-Fi enabled Vivint Doorbell Camera allows homeowners to detect visitors at their front door and interact with them from inside the home or remotely with a mobile device. The camera captures audio and video from each visit, and the videos can be posted or shared via email. Features include a 180-degree view, a camera with night vision, two-way communication, and the ability to remotely unlock doors. View this story

image Add new profitability, reduce service and maintenance costs, while earning recurring revenue with these tips. View this story

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

image Industry consultant claims the advent of solar power and home batteries from companies like Tesla will force the reinvention of home wiring from primarily AC high voltage to DC home-run low voltage to reduce power conversion loss. View this story

image Integrator Radius Security in Vancouver, Canada, uses a YouTube video to explain why security burglar alarm signals that are verified prior to dispatch via video surveillance or client callbacks are '1,000 times better' than unverified systems. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/27 at 07:19 AM
Blogs, Videos, Home Automation and Control, Security, Surveillance, (0) Comments, Permalink


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

image In S-1 filing for $75M IPO, Alarm.com miscalculates the number of subscribers of its closest SHaaS (smart home as a service) competitor Icontrol. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro) View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/26 at 07:57 AM
News, Product News, Home Automation and Control, Control Systems, Corporate, Financial, (2) Comments, Permalink


Friday, May 22, 2015

image Smart home platform provider Alarm.com files Form S-1 with SEC for $75M public offering, potentially making the company only the second pure-play home automation IPO after Control4 (CTRL). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

image One of the biggest objections to professionally monitored home security is that the homeowner has a dog for that. How do you respond?View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/22 at 06:43 AM
News, Blogs, Home Automation and Control, Security, (0) Comments, Permalink


Thursday, May 21, 2015

image Kevin Meagher has left Lowe’s and Mick Koster joins as VP and GM of Iris smart home division.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/21 at 12:07 PM
News, Product News, Home Automation and Control, Control Systems, People and Places, (0) Comments, Permalink


image In this week's Throwback Thursday, go back to 2011 when a Crestron automation system managed misters, fans and dispensing of fly repellent at a horse stable in Arizona.View this story
Posted by Lisa Montgomery on 05/21 at 09:19 AM
News, Slideshow, Home Automation and Control, Control Systems, Permalink


image A study analyzing tweets about Apple Watch reveal a near-even divide between love and hate. Women are more positive than men. Bugs, design and performance are cited as common problems. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/21 at 08:40 AM
News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Universal Remotes, (3) Comments, Permalink


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

image Global Caché forms partnership with Dad In A Shed, makers of home automation systems for the control of IR devices and computers via eye movement, touch or switch. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 05/20 at 07:58 AM
News, Product News, Home Automation and Control, Control Systems, Networking, (0) Comments, Permalink


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

image Research: customers care about the volume of products available for any given security and home automation platform.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 05/19 at 12:49 PM
News, Product News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Control Systems, Events, (1) Comments, Permalink


image VIA Los Angeles completed a retrofit project on a 1,500-square-foot condo with a 84-inch 4K TV, Crestron keypads, Lutron shading, and more. View this story

Monday, May 18, 2015

image Multiple integrators, reps, manufacturers and a distributor unite to help construct audio, video, home theater, controls, HVAC and networking for the Lone Survivor Foundation retreat in Crystal Beach, Texas. View this story


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