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CES 2017: Logitech Announces Harmony Pro Web Portal for Installers, Multi-Zone Audio Feature

Now installers can manage their Harmony customer accounts in real-time and remotely with Logitech’s Harmony Pro web portal. At CES 2017, Logitech also announces a Multi-Zone audio feature for Harmony Pro remote.

Chelsea Cafiero · January 05, 2017

Making Dumb Things Smart: 8 Very Interesting Non-Invasive Problem Solvers at CES 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 · January 05, 2017

LG Electronics Launches All-in-One Security, Home Automation Device

Powered by Zonoff, LG’s new Smart Security system features Z-Wave capabilities and ADT’s Canopy alarm-response service.

CE Pro Editors · January 05, 2017

Vivint Smart Home Partners with Airbnb to Simplify Hosting

Vivint allows Airbnb hosts to manage their homes remotely with automatic keyless access, energy management and home security.

CE Pro Editors · January 04, 2017

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 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 · January 04, 2017

Best News of 2017: Dish Hopper is First TV Service to Work Directly with Amazon Alexa

CES 2017: “Alexa, go to CNN” and other voice commands can be used to control Dish Hopper TV and DVR services.

Julie Jacobson · January 03, 2017

UEI’s New ‘Nevo Home’ Extends Device Discovery to Remote Controls and Home Automation

Remote-controls giant Universal Electronics Inc. (UEIC) is working on Nevo Home, a cloud-based device discovery and home-automation app that could complement Ecolink, the Z-Wave developer acquired last year.

Julie Jacobson · January 03, 2017

Most Important Home-Technology Products and Smart-Home Happenings of 2016

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 · January 01, 2017

Control4 Finally Integrates Directly with Ring Video Doorbell … Sort Of

BlackWire introduces Ring Events Driver for Contro4 home automation systems, integrating motion sensing and doorbell presses directly (no cloud required), but not yet video.

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2017

CE Pro’s Top 20 Most-Clicked Articles of 2016: IoT Dominates

Control4, Crestron, Logitech, doorbell cameras, other home-automation and IoT developments generated most of the clicks on CEPro.com for 2016; Star Trek, Sonos, Atmos and Kaleidescape grab eyeballs, too.

Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2016