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Advice from Expert: Builders Don’t Want DIY Home Automation

Tim Costello of the home-builder marketing firm BDX warns that homebuilders want built-in smart-home technologies to encourage consumers to buy new…

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Kasita Packs Big Home-Automation Punch in Itty Bitty Tiny House at SXSW

Kasita combines the tiny house and smart home with RTI control, Lutron lighting, Sonos, Origin Acoustics, DoorBird,…

Advice from Expert: Builders Don’t Want DIY Home Automation

Advice from Expert: Builders Don’t Want DIY Home Automation

March 22, 2017 Tim Costello of the home-builder marketing firm BDX warns that homebuilders want built-in smart-home technologies to encourage consumers to buy new homes.

Alarm.com Revenues Up 25% for 2016

Alarm.com Revenues Up 25% for 2016

March 22, 2017 Alarm.com announces positive financial results for Q4 and the full year 2016. The ObjectVideo price tag is revealed.

Integrators at Azione: Embrace DIY Home Automation or Just Say No?

Integrators at Azione: Embrace DIY Home Automation or Just Say No?

March 21, 2017 Dealers discuss DIY smart-home movement at Azione conference, debate whether to embrace the new IoT marketplace or cling to traditional custom home-technology models. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Forbes Tech Council Makes 7 Smart-Home Predictions for the Future

Forbes Tech Council Makes 7 Smart-Home Predictions for the Future

March 21, 2017 CIOs, CTOs and tech executives from the Forbes Technology Council make predictions for the next innovation in smart-home technology, including AI for physical health, preemptive repair and interactive GPS technology.

Kasita Packs Big Home-Automation Punch in Itty Bitty Tiny House at SXSW

Kasita Packs Big Home-Automation Punch in Itty Bitty Tiny House at SXSW

March 17, 2017 Kasita combines the tiny house and smart home with RTI control, Lutron lighting, Sonos, Origin Acoustics, DoorBird, Amazon Dot and more at SXSW.

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

March 17, 2017 Leviton launches ‘Decora Smart’ Wi-Fi lighting products, plus app and SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform to kick off new DIY initiative that could compete with Lutron's Caseta IoT ecosystem. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Vivint Gets Clever with Bear Themed Smart Doorbell YouTube Videos

March 16, 2017 Vivint Smart Home's 'Life Happens at the Front Door' campaign got clever with several YouTube commercials depicting a costumed 'bear' utilizing the Vivint doorbell camera.

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

March 16, 2017 Capitalizing on its large female customer base, JCPenney is the latest big-box brand to get into home automation with new “Home Services,” featuring Samsung SmartThings and and other smart-home systems. [UPDATE: JCP is not installing the smart-home equipment, just the other five Home Services categories.] (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vaux Wireless Speaker Connects the (Amazon Echo) Dots

Vaux Wireless Speaker Connects the (Amazon Echo) Dots

March 13, 2017 Make the Amazon Echo Dot a portable device with Ninety7's Vaux wireless speaker.


Now You Can Test Crestron Systems with PanTech Tools for Free

March 13, 2017 PanTech Design helps dealers test the IR, serial and IP control of Crestron home control and automation systems with its PD Device Tools Suite.

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Integrators at Azione: Embrace DIY Home Automation or Just Say No?

Integrators at Azione: Embrace DIY Home Automation or Just Say No?

March 21, 2017 Dealers discuss DIY smart-home movement at Azione conference, debate whether to embrace the new IoT marketplace or cling to traditional custom home-technology models. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting

March 17, 2017 Leviton launches ‘Decora Smart’ Wi-Fi lighting products, plus app and SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform to kick off new DIY initiative that could compete with Lutron's Caseta IoT ecosystem. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

UPDATE: JCPenney Plays Gender Card, Launches Home Automation Biz and Pro Installation

March 16, 2017 Capitalizing on its large female customer base, JCPenney is the latest big-box brand to get into home automation with new “Home Services,” featuring Samsung SmartThings and and other smart-home systems. [UPDATE: JCP is not installing the smart-home equipment, just the other five Home Services categories.] (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vaux Wireless Speaker Connects the (Amazon Echo) Dots

Vaux Wireless Speaker Connects the (Amazon Echo) Dots

March 13, 2017 Make the Amazon Echo Dot a portable device with Ninety7's Vaux wireless speaker.


Now You Can Test Crestron Systems with PanTech Tools for Free

March 13, 2017 PanTech Design helps dealers test the IR, serial and IP control of Crestron home control and automation systems with its PD Device Tools Suite.

At Last, Just-Add-Power HD-over-IP Integrates with Savant Home Automation

At Last, Just-Add-Power HD-over-IP Integrates with Savant Home Automation

March 10, 2017 Just-Add-Power's popular HDMI-over-IP systems now work with Savant smart-home systems without complex programming, thanks to free online tool from BlackWire Designs.

Crestron Imposes $500 ‘Lutron Tax’ on Integration

Crestron Imposes $500 ‘Lutron Tax’ on Integration

March 03, 2017 In the interest of 'user experience,' if Crestron dealers want to integrate with Lutron or Vantage lighting controls, they must pay $500 for a license. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vivint: The End of $99 Installs in the Security and Home Automation Biz?

Vivint: The End of $99 Installs in the Security and Home Automation Biz?

February 17, 2017 Leading security and home automation provider Vivint is trying to get homeowners to pay up-front for their systems, rather than giving away the hardware and installation. A trend for the industry?

Basalte Redesigns Deseo, Switches Include Native Crestron Integration

Basalte Redesigns Deseo, Switches Include Native Crestron Integration

February 09, 2017 Basalte updates its Deseo HVAC control panel and brings native integration with Crestron Cresnet technology to ISE 2017.

Leedarson’s Arrival Sensor: The Most Interesting Little Z-Wave Device at ISE 2017

Leedarson’s Arrival Sensor: The Most Interesting Little Z-Wave Device at ISE 2017

February 09, 2017 New "Arrival Sensor" from Leedarson lets a home automation system know if you're coming or going -- like an iBeacon but with Z-Wave. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

Advertorial · October 04, 2016 How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

August 15, 2016 Originally recorded LIVE on 08/31/16: Learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business.

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Oliver Hall, Ultamation · March 16, 2016 UK-based Ultamation is releasing an Apple TV driver (through Gen 4) for Crestron home automation systems. Managing Director explains the magic of SIMPL# programming language.

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

February 01, 2016 100+ pages of home automation, IoT, security and the smart home right here, with full text of the presentation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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