By Julie Jacobson · August 6, 2017 • FCC filings reveal Wink Labs, the home-automation developer recently acquired by will.i.am (i.am+), is making its own Z-Wave security peripherals for the first time -- after years of handing that business to third-party IoT device makers. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Chelsea Cafiero · July 27, 2017 • A Kickstarter campaign for the modular electrical outlet called Swidget has reached 93% of its goal in two days.
By Julie Jacobson · July 26, 2017 • Sigma Designs (SIGM) shares were up 5% pre-market on news that it's considering "strategic alternatives" that might include divesting its Z-Wave home-automation group, selling the company or otherwise restructuring.
By Jason Knott · May 15, 2017 • Smart home control maker NuBryte changes direction to target CE pros, drops ecommerce and retail, and ups Touchpoint MSRP by 46% to add margin.
By Robert Archer · April 24, 2017 • Yale Assure Lock SL integrates into security systems from companies like Alarm.com, ADT, Honeywell and Qolsys, as well as smart-home systems like Samsung's SmartThings and Wink.
By Julie Jacobson · April 12, 2017 • Alarm.com, Honeywell and start-up Huny show whole-house audio integrated with security and home automation – a first for the alarm industry with potential to lure in traditional A/V dealers.
By Chelsea Cafiero · April 6, 2017 • The Z-Wave Alliance will now require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework.
By Julie Jacobson · April 4, 2017 • Touting home-automation integration, August Home is launching a Z-Wave door lock at ISC West, specifically for the professional installation channel. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Robert Archer · March 23, 2017 • The Pro.zwi Z-Wave interface enables cost-effective monitoring and control of Z-Wave-enabled systems and devices via a Pro Control Z Series system.
By Robert Archer · February 27, 2017 • Z-Wave Toolbox is the first solution available to dealers to help them to quickly and efficiently install Z-Wave products.
By Julie Jacobson · February 9, 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)
By Julie Jacobson · January 5, 2017 • CES 2017: Devices that automate your dumb shades, tiny robots that press buttons, motors that turn knobs … and other non-invasive solutions for making dumb things smart. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · January 1, 2017 • From the possible Alarm.com acquisition of Icontrol to the proliferation of voice control for home automation, these are the most important products and smart-home happenings that shaped the custom-installation and smart-home industries in 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · November 16, 2016 • The combo of home automation and Pakedge networking helped Control4 (CTRL) generate record revenues in Q3 2016; Amazon Alexa and Z-Wave could be key drivers going forward. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By CE Pro Editors · October 18, 2016 • Two-way keyfobs from Elk Products and Z-Wave receive feedback from the alarm system, ensuring a message to arm or disarm has been received.