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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

image Shipments of Z-Wave vs. ZigBee chips will surprise you; news on Sigma 500 chipsets, Z-Wave Plus, IPv6 gateway, IMA for remote diagnostics, more. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)imageView this story

Amanda Parrilli to bring sharper focus to Home Depot’s smart-home business; Wink, Insteon, associate training, merchant engagement all on the home automation agenda. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

image Security dealers reveal that they shut down their installation departments completely during the recession and lived just on recurring monthly revenue (RMR) until the economy picked up again.View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 11/26 at 07:48 AM
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

image Suit points to Forbes magazine article that a simple software-defined radio (SDR) allows hackers to detect when doors are opened and closed.View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 11/25 at 10:48 AM
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image The T2i from RTI offers custom installers a state-of-the-art hand-held remote that includes features such as dual RF capabilities, a color touchscreen and a fully programmable interface. View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 11/25 at 08:15 AM
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image Say goodbye to silos. ZigBee 3.0 creates universal open standard for home automation, lighting control, energy management and more, giving Z-Wave some competition at last. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

image Fibaro USA's Rich Bira reviews the vital intermingling between home automation and security systems, as well as how integrators can use its golf-ball-sized Multi-Sensor to detect light, motion, temperature and even earthquakes. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 11/25 at 07:39 AM
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Monday, November 24, 2014

image Tips and strategies security integrators should consider when installing IP video surveillance equipment. View this story
Posted by Al Colombo on 11/24 at 09:09 AM
News, Business Resources, Home Automation and Control, Security, Wire and Cable, (5) Comments, Permalink


image The new product from Poly-Control can manage door locks using iOS and Android smartphones.View this story
Posted by Rachel Cericola on 11/24 at 07:25 AM
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image CE Pro's Julie Jacobson is presenting a free Webinar for press, analysts, manufacturers, integrators, retailers, distributors and anyone else interested in the Internet of Things and the smart home at CES 2015.View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 11/24 at 05:41 AM
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Friday, November 21, 2014

image Executive director Dennis Holzer explains the importance of integrating security with other subsystems and how dealers can tap into PowerHouse Alliance members' resources. View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 11/21 at 07:22 AM
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

image Home automation and video surveillance and storage megatrends were well represented at ISC East in New York City, along with... NASCAR?View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 11/20 at 02:27 PM
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image At ISC East, Napco's Jorge Hevia details the four key elements of the iBridge Connected Home Dealer Program, including training, marketing assistance, and special product pricing.View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 11/20 at 01:12 PM
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image SnapAV has opened a new office in Taipei, Taiwan, to facilitate its relationships with its overseas manufacturing vendors, as well as host engineering and product development services. View this story

image In this week's Throwback Thursday, go back to 2011 and look at some of the worst predictions ever made about the custom market.View this story


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