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Steve Karantzoulidis

Steve Karantzoulidis is the web editor for CE Pro sister publication Security Sales & Integration.

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Failed Firmware Update Takes Down 500 LockState Smart Locks

Smart lock vendor LockState accidentally bricks its own locks through a failed automatic firmware update. More than 500 customers using model 6000i RemoteLocks were impacted.

Steve Karantzoulidis · August 16, 2017

Homeowners’ Top Smart-Home Security Concern: Did I Lock the Door?

Lead with this on your next security pitch. Smart-home security survey by Wakefield Research and Schlage find that 75% of Americans second-guess whether they locked their front door.

Steve Karantzoulidis · July 14, 2017

Why Execs Are Selling Their Stocks

As stocks see record share price after Icontrol acquisition, two top executives sell nearly $2 million in stocks and options.

Steve Karantzoulidis · June 12, 2017

Okay Google: Ask to Arm the Security System customers can how use voice control with their Google Home to arm and disarm their security systems, unlock doors, change the temperature, turn the lights on and off, and more.

Steve Karantzoulidis · May 24, 2017

Samsung SmartThings, Leviton Partner to Offer Lighting Control Bundle

The preassembled bundle includes a Samsung SmartThings Hub, Leviton VRMX1 Z-Wave Dimmer and Leviton VRS15 Z-Wave Switch.

Steve Karantzoulidis · October 28, 2016