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CE Pro Video Weekly News: Home Automation Comes to ISC West 2016

Get a preview of what you’ll see at ISC West 2016 in a couple weeks, as well as what URC, Savant and Home Automation University have planned for the show.

CE Pro Editors · March 25, 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

URC Releases Elegant In-Wall Touchscreen for Total Home Control

The new TKP-5500 in-wall touchpanel from URC installs in either a landscape or portrait mode to complement a home’s interior design.

Robert Archer · March 24, 2016

Optimizing Your Control4 Microsite for Google

Authorized Control4 integrators can use 19-step process to greatly increase the Google ranking of their own website and their free Control4 microsite.

Jason Knott · March 23, 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

Vizio P-Series TVs with SmartCast are First 4K HDR-Enabled Displays with Google Cast Built in

Google Cast built into all new P-Series 4K HDR-enabled displays, allowing users to navigate different apps via dedicated Android tablet remote, and then cast the content to the big screen.

CE Pro Editors · 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

Wi-Fi Thermostats: Integration-Friendly Solution to Healthier Home Environment

From an indoor air quality standpoint, Wi-Fi thermostats like those from Aprilaire offer air purification, temperature, and humidity can all be managed from one app … or from a variety of third-party control systems.

Lisa Montgomery · March 22, 2016

Control4 Acquisition of Pakedge: a Follow-Up

Pakedge will benefit from new e-commerce and education portal modeled after Control4’s own offering; CEOs to hold live Web chat discussing future plans.

Julie Jacobson · March 18, 2016