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

By Julie Jacobson · 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)

Smart Home Startup Aimed at Renters Signs Nest, Revolv Execs to Board

By Chelsea Cafiero · February 10, 2017 • Former Nest and Revolv executives join IOTAS, a Portland smart home startup targeting the elusive rental (and Millennial) market.

Florida Integrator Builds Successful ‘Disruptive’ Business Model Around Nest

By Advertorial · January 27, 2017 • iHummingbird in Delray Beach, Fla., entices customers to its integration service using website built around Nest and other top brands. Average installation price is $35,000.

The New Smart & Connected Trade with Nest

By Advertorial · January 10, 2017 • Home technology is no longer reserved just for affluent homeowners. Smart thermostats are the gateway to the connected home and the most-requested smart device.

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017

By Julie Jacobson · January 4, 2017 • ZigBee lends smart-home application layer to Thread Group, branding it dotdot and demoing about 10 IoT products at CES 2017, all run through Resolution Products’ Helix security and home automation hub. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Intel, Amazon to Demo Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 Powered by … MiOS?

By Julie Jacobson · December 25, 2016 • MiOS, one of our favorite sleepers in the smart-home-as-a-service (SHaaS) space, is powering a Tiny Smart Home at CES 2017 featuring Intel IoT solutions, Amazon Alexa, Nest, Philips Hue and other home-automation devices. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

NFPA: Smoke Alarms Need Replacement Every 10 Years

By Advertorial · December 14, 2016 • Newly redesigned Nest Protect smoke alarms last a decade and represent a sometimes overlooked and overdue upgrade opportunity for CE pros.

Economical, Elegant Home Control Fits Perfectly in NYC Tribeca Loft

By CE Pro Editors · December 12, 2016 • When this New York City homeowner and his wife were expecting their first child, Mattera Design installed a home control system around RTI in time for the due date.

CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? - UPDATE

By Julie Jacobson · December 2, 2016 • Although they don’t have booths on the show floor, Google (Assistant), Amazon (Alexa) and Apple (Siri) will dominate IoT voice control at CES 2017. Plus: Thread and Weave home automation in the Google Home hub? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Nest App Simplifies New England Integrator’s World

By Advertorial · November 30, 2016 • The simplicity of a single Nest app to control and receive alerts from thermostats, surveillance cameras and smoke detectors is the ideal solution for Rhode Island integrator Flint AV.

Nest Brand Name Opens Doors for HVAC-based Integrator

By Advertorial · November 21, 2016 • Simply Comfort in Toronto uses the power of the Nest brand to its advantage -- even in the clothes they wear -- to achieve 100 installations per week.

Google Home, Assistant, Nest and Cast Present One Unified Smart Home Ecosystem

By Julie Jacobson · October 28, 2016 • With the new Google Home hub and Google Assistant speech-recognition engine, plus integration with Nest IoT devices and audio/video via Cast, Google will rival Apple (Homekit) and Amazon (Alexa) in voice-controlled home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

‘Refreshing’ Business Model Takes Off with Millennials, Realtors

By Advertorial · October 12, 2016 • Refresh Smart Home displays installation prices for packages of equipment based around Nest for ‘Healthy Homes,’ ‘Secure Homes’ and ‘Energy-Efficient Homes.’

Savant Home Automation Works with Nest and iPort, Integrates Deeper with Sonos, PureLink

By CE Pro Editors · September 27, 2016 • CEDIA 2016: Buttons on an iPort wall mount can activate Savant home automation scenes; homeowners can use Nest’s ‘Away’ mode to trigger a Savant scene automatically.

L.A. Integrator Uses Robust Nest App to Target Power Users of Technology

By Advertorial · September 2, 2016 • BCG Concepts in Van Nuys, Calif., has more than tripled revenues in two years by focusing on young, successful, tech-savvy clientele who are drawn to the name recognition and powerful UI of Nest.

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