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‘Hello Julie, This is John. I Have Some Questions about Home Automation’

Email from a do-it-yourselfer illustrates everything wrong with home automation today: ‘Will Lutron Caseta work with Z-Wave, ADT, Honeywell, Vera? Do I need a bridge?’

Julie Jacobson · January 29, 2016

Control4 Launches Three Home Automation Controllers with Hi-Res Audio, Starting at $600

Control4 announces EA Series of smart-home controllers with more powerful processors, high-resolution audio (HRA), built-in Ethernet switches, more I/Os; goes another year without an IoT solution for DIYs.

Julie Jacobson · January 27, 2016

Study Reveals Consumers Hate Home Automation Apps

Argus Insights study shows that consumers are frustrated with the user experience of many entry-level home automation apps. ADT, Philips, Comcast and AT&T systems in particular are dissed, while Vivint and Honeywell gain better marks.

Jason Knott · January 27, 2016

Like Father, Like Son: CES 2016 from the Eyes of a 13-year-old Geek

Ben Rosenthal got the Bar Mitzvah gift of his dreams: a romp through CES 2016 with his father Avi Rosenthal, 2016 CTA TechHome Leadership Award recipient.

CE Pro Editors · January 26, 2016

Post-CES 2016 Report: Emerging Trends in Home Automation

Mobile IoT, network security and IoT device discovery, energy harvesting and professional security monitoring emerged as key emerging trends in the smart home at CES 2016.

Julie Jacobson · January 26, 2016

Intercom Door Station from Leviton Complements Omni Security & Automation Systems

The Intercom Door Station from Leviton utilizes standardized SIP communication technologies as a foundation to deliver an added level of security and communication to Leviton’s Omni Security and Automation systems.

Robert Archer · January 26, 2016

The Day the Nest Thermostats Died: Response from Home Automation-Centric Manufacturers (Updated)

Smart home glitches happen, but it’s particularly uncomfortable when a thermostat fails in the middle of winter. Manufacturers specializing in HVAC control and home automation respond to Nest’s recent challenge.

Julie Jacobson · January 26, 2016

Smart Home Control Provides Opportunity, Independence to Disabled Homeowner

Customized smart home control system by ELAN allows homeowner to control lighting, climate, door locks and home theater AV with her voice alone.

Chelsea Cafiero · January 22, 2016

URC’s New MX-990 Universal Remote Minimizes Learning Curves

The new MX-990 remote from Universal Remote Control (URC) utilizes narrow-band RF and is compatible with the company’s MX-980 programming files.

Robert Archer · January 22, 2016

Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for 2016

Audio and video analytics, home automation user empowerment, the 4K UHD ecosystem, LVDC power distribution and front-door amenities such as smart doorbells top CE Pro’s 2016 Top Home Tech Trends to watch for 2016.

Julie Jacobson · January 22, 2016