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4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 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 · April 07, 2016

Lutron Caséta Wireless Integrates with Amazon Echo

Lutron creates a $99 Caséta Wireless kit that enables voice control of lights (not shades) using Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, or Amazon Fire TV.

Jason Knott · April 07, 2016

Finding Scalable Control Solutions for Residential and Commercial Applications

Ianniciello Electric, Audio & Video in Woburn, Mass., is able to use the scalable ELK Products M1 Security and Automation platform with two-way communication from ELK Products for residential and commercial projects.

Jason Knott · April 07, 2016

Designing a DJ’s Dream Theater with Commercial Venue Grade Lighting and Sound

California integrator Movietime outfits this former DJ’s home with commercial grade lighting, sound and automation as well as a luxury home theater and outdoor space.

Alice Gustafson · April 06, 2016

Powered by Alarm.com, Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Integrates Smart Home Services

Features of the IQ Panel 2 include glass break detection, Bluetooth disarm, photo sharing via smartphone and more.

CE Pro Editors · March 31, 2016

Savant Announces 8.0 Home Automation Software, Pro Remote, Improved UI, Autonomic Inside

With 8.0 release, home automation leader Savant integrates with Sonos, improves UI, builds in Autonomic streaming media software, launches Pro Remote for dealers. See them at ISC West 2016.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016

Houzz Study: Automated Outdoor Lighting Is Hot for 2016

Houzz study reveals nearly two thirds of U.S. homeowners (57%) who are planning outdoor renovations in 2016 are looking to upgrade their exterior lighting. Also, 11% plan to add outdoor security features, 10% outdoor A/V, and 8% smart irrigation.

Jason Knott · March 25, 2016

Amazon Echo Adds Support for Ceiling Fans; Big Ass Fans Brings Voice Control to Haiku

Ceiling fans added to roster of products that can be controlled natively through Amazon Alexa platform. Voice control now available for lights, thermostats and smart fans, including Haiku from Big Ass Fans. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Julie Jacobson · March 23, 2016

URC to Launch HomeSet at ISC 2016, Targeting Security Dealers with Home Automation

Popular provider of custom-oriented audio, video and smart home technology, URC will launch new system at ISC West 2016 ‘specifically for the home security channel.’ Is Vera by MiOS the new partner?

Julie Jacobson · March 23, 2016

Look Inside Marine Corps Veteran’s Integrated Smart Home

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nick Kimmel gains independence back with a custom smart home built by Gary Sinise Foundation, eHome Lifestyle and Core Brands.

CE Pro Editors · March 22, 2016