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CE Pro 100 Tackle Challenges Head On

We asked the 2016 CE Pro 100 to share thoughts on their biggest challenges, opportunities, growth strategies, hot technologies and more.

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How a Few Speaker Upgrades Turned Into a Booming Smart Home Renovation

When Paradise InfoTech installed 12 Sunfire HRS-IW8 in-wall subwoofers to create the homeowner's desired 'big audio,' it…

CE Pro 100 Tackle Challenges Head On

CE Pro 100 Tackle Challenges Head On

April 29, 2016 We asked the 2016 CE Pro 100 to share thoughts on their biggest challenges, opportunities, growth strategies, hot technologies and more.

ELAN Redefines the Intercom Experience

ELAN Redefines the Intercom Experience

Advertorial · April 28, 2016 ELAN Intercom dramatically changes smart home communication.

Vivint Smart Home Gets $100M Investment

Vivint Smart Home Gets $100M Investment

April 27, 2016 Peter Thiel, noted early Facebook investor, founder of PayPal and large shareholder of Airbnb, leads $100 million capital investment from Solarmere Capital Co. into Vivint Smart Home. Money will be used to continue to fuel Vivint's home automation growth.

How a Few Speaker Upgrades Turned Into a Booming Smart Home Renovation

How a Few Speaker Upgrades Turned Into a Booming Smart Home Renovation

April 27, 2016 When Paradise InfoTech installed 12 Sunfire HRS-IW8 in-wall subwoofers to create the homeowner's desired 'big audio,' it turned into a 20-zone smart home project including video, security and control.

Research: Consumers Will Share Personal Data for Money

Research: Consumers Will Share Personal Data for Money

April 26, 2016 About 70% of consumers agree companies should give coupons and discounts to customers in return for data about device usage, according to a global survey of consumers sponsored by Intel Security.

Study Finds 30M Households Will Add Smart Home Tech in Next 12 Months

Study Finds 30M Households Will Add Smart Home Tech in Next 12 Months

April 25, 2016 Connected cameras, video doorbells and lights are highest on consumers' priority lists for the next 12 months.


A YouTube First: ALLie Camera Does Live, 360-degree, Interactive Video Like No One Else

April 21, 2016 IC Realtime, IC Real Tech, ALLie – whatever you call it – does 360-degree cameras like no one else, which is why it is the only live-streaming immersive-video platform for YouTube and coming soon to home automation systems. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

April 15, 2016 Nest finally bricks ill-fated Revolv home automation hub. World damns Tony Fadell, IoT, Google, Alphabet, the cloud, greed and the inability to control landscape lighting, but there are bigger lessons to be learned. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Video Weekly News: Home Automation and Residential Security at ISC West

April 14, 2016 Whether you made it down to Las Vegas for ISC West last week or not, you'll want to check out our news, photos and product reviews from the show floor.


Kwikset Video Tells Compelling Life Story in 3 Minutes

April 14, 2016 Marketing video depicting the interaction between a father and daughter through the years (using the Kwikset Home Connect smart door lock) is a well-done tear jerker.

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A YouTube First: ALLie Camera Does Live, 360-degree, Interactive Video Like No One Else

April 21, 2016 IC Realtime, IC Real Tech, ALLie – whatever you call it – does 360-degree cameras like no one else, which is why it is the only live-streaming immersive-video platform for YouTube and coming soon to home automation systems. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

April 15, 2016 Nest finally bricks ill-fated Revolv home automation hub. World damns Tony Fadell, IoT, Google, Alphabet, the cloud, greed and the inability to control landscape lighting, but there are bigger lessons to be learned. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Kwikset Introduces Keyway-less Touchscreen Lock at ISC West

Kwikset Introduces Keyway-less Touchscreen Lock at ISC West

April 13, 2016 Leveraging design elements from its SmartCode 916 lock, the newly announced keyway-less lock from Kwikset features Z-Wave technologies and a LED display screen.

DMP Security Announces Control4 SDDP Driver, Pay-As-You-Go Monitoring, DIY Web Service

DMP Security Announces Control4 SDDP Driver, Pay-As-You-Go Monitoring, DIY Web Service

April 11, 2016 SDDP module makes DMP security look like native Control4 home automation device; new on-demand security monitoring and DIY tools announced at ISC West 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

DoorBird May be Best DIY/Pro Doorbell Camera for Home Automation Integration

DoorBird May be Best DIY/Pro Doorbell Camera for Home Automation Integration

April 11, 2016 ISC West 2016: With rich API and ONVIF support, DoorBird currently beats Ring, SkyBell and August for integrating with home automation. RTI, Control4 and URC are the first partners. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)


Honeywell’s Engineering Prowess on Display at ISC West

April 08, 2016 Honeywell showcases its new Lyric smart home control line, along with the DIY RSI Dragonfly intrusion system. Meanwhile, a slew of commercial fire, communications and video products were also shown.

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

April 07, 2016 Super-thin Z-Wave strip from Sensative, clever front-door camera solution from Toucan, Nortek’s cheap way to make dumb smoke detectors smart … and other little security and smart-home novelties from ISC 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

URC Details New $600 HomeSet with Cloud-Based Home Automation Architecture at ISC 2016

URC Details New $600 HomeSet with Cloud-Based Home Automation Architecture at ISC 2016

April 06, 2016 New HomeSet home automation system from URC features IP hub with IR outputs, along with new cloud-based architecture for integrating with Nest, Sonos and other smart devices. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Napco’s StarLink Connect Extends Cellular, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and iBridge Platform to Honeywell, DSC

Napco’s StarLink Connect Extends Cellular, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and iBridge Platform to Honeywell, DSC

April 06, 2016 ISC West 2016: iBridge, the SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform from Napco, is now compatible with Honeywell, DSC and soon Interlogix alarm systems, bringing cellular, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and interactive services to wider market.

Reducing Customer Attrition: Does Modular Home-Technology Hardware Make Better Business Sense?

Reducing Customer Attrition: Does Modular Home-Technology Hardware Make Better Business Sense?

April 05, 2016 What if you could add a Z-Wave module to Amazon Echo? Or a night light to Sonos? Or a voice-control pod to TiVo? Would customers stay longer? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Using Managed Services as the Remedy for Legacy Clients

Advertorial · March 16, 2016 Four easy steps to transitioning your clients -- the good and the bad -- to your new managed services business model.

Do Your Customers Really Know What You’re Selling?

Do Your Customers Really Know What You’re Selling?

Advertorial · March 08, 2016 Try a new approach to highlighting your value proposition and selling the value of your company as a whole, not just a specific product or service.

Make the Move to Managed Services—But Don’t Rush It

Make the Move to Managed Services—But Don’t Rush It

Advertorial · February 12, 2016 4 things to consider as you sprinkle in recurring revenue to what you do.

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

The Ultimate Guide to As-a-Service

January 29, 2016 Tips, advice, and long-term solutions on how to transition your business to an as-a-service model, and why it’s beneficial to do so.

ISC West 2016 Preview:  Security Trends in the Smart Home Market

ISC West 2016 Preview:  Security Trends in the Smart Home Market

Download this FREE Webinar from March 22 from Security Sales & Integration, CE Pro, and ISC West for an analysis of today’s security and home automation landscape, as well as a walk-through of smart-home exhibits at April’s ISC West 2016 show in Las Vegas.

Best Practices for Optimal Network Design in Smart Homes

Best Practices for Optimal Network Design in Smart Homes

Originally recorded LIVE on 03/09/16: View this FREE webcast to learn best practices and technical requirements for setting up home networks for smart systems.

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

4 Ways to Increase Income & Cut Expenses While Investing in Your Business

Advertorial · Creative tips to help you manage your cash flow as you make the shift to a managed services business model.

Troubleshooting Video Surveillance Systems

Troubleshooting Video Surveillance Systems

June 30, 2015 When you find a security surveillance issue, these are the first questions that should enter your mind as you isolate the problem, tackle the cabling, consider IP equipment and secure the network.

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ADI

ADI
ADI is dedicated to helping your business grow, and as North America's leading wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products we have the expertise and resources to make it happen. Take advantage of all ADI has to...
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ADT Custom Home Services

ADT
For more than a century, ADT has been one of today’s most trusted, well known brands in the industry. Today, we serve more than six million customers, making us the largest company of our kind in both the U.S. and Canada....
www.adt.com/customhome
American Communication & Networks Corp.

American Communication & Networks Corp.
Your Door-to-Phone Intercom Solution is here. Bring Convenience, Security & Assistance to your home today with the DOORBELL FON™. This amazing product allows users to answer a door or gate from any telephone in their...
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AV LV

AV LV
Originally an integration company, Lifestyle Automation LLC, started on January 2, 2002. We installed Residential Home Automation Systems, Audio Distribution Systems and Home Theaters. We also began representing Manufacturers...
www.av-lv.com
Benolli smart systems

Benolli smart systems
Benolli has quickly established itself as a leader in advanced control and automation technology for residential and commercial use. Combining design, detailed engineering, software planning and technical advancements to...
www.benolli.com
Channel Vision

Channel Vision
Founded in 1993 and ranked among the top companies in the custom electronics industry, Channel Vision Technology is a leading manufacturer of innovative technology products in Home Automation, Surveillance Systems, Structured...
www.channelvision.com
IC Realtime

IC Realtime
IC Realtime is a ‘Business to Business’ (B2B) designer and manufacturer of Advanced Video Surveillance systems and software applications. We have established markets in the Americas and the EMEA with offices in...
www.icrealtime.com
ihiji

ihiji
Ihiji is the foundation of your service operations center. Your technicians can remotely monitor the status of all of your clients’ networks and IP devices. The customized dashboard shows all Ihiji connected networks...
www.ihiji.com
Kwikset

Kwikset
Kwikset is the leading provider of innovative security solutions that deliver superior quality, convenience and aesthetic appeal. Whether it's solely for security or as a critical element in a "connected" home, Kwikset...
www.kwikset.com
Legrand

Legrand
Legrand has been innovating brilliant solutions for the home for more than 100 years. As a global leader in creating inspired designs, Legrand improves the delivery and control of power, light, and technology to transform how...
www.legrand.us
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