All In Control

Best Buy Picks iRule Home Automation for Controlling Magnolia Showrooms

Affordable, software-based, cloud-enabled iRule beats out better-known home automation brands to run the demos in some 470 Magnolia stores.

Julie Jacobson · May 27, 2014

Prodea Offers ROS Internet of Things Connected Home Platform

Prodea, founded by the Ansari family of Ansari X Prize fame, says its ROS home automation system “has little to no direct competition.”

CE Pro Editors · April 17, 2014

Why does Interlogix have 3 Cloud Services for Security, Home Automation?

UTC’s Interlogix already offers Alarm.com and its own AdvisorSync for cloud-based security and home automation, so why did they acquire UHS from Australia-based Hills?

Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2014

Can Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Supplant ZigBee or Z-Wave for Home Automation?

Some experts say Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, including lower-power variants, could upstage today’s dedicated home-automation protocols such as ZigBee and Z-Wave.

Julie Jacobson · January 16, 2014

On Google, Nest and Home Automation: ‘This Changes Everything’

Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs likely to have greater impact on home automation than Lowe’s Iris, Comcast/Xfinity, ADT Pulse, ZigBee, Z-Wave, other smart-home initiatives, says CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson.

Julie Jacobson · January 14, 2014

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2014

How will these soaring categories affect your business in 2014? We take a closer look at high-resolution audio, mass-market home automation, Cloud video surveillance, more sensor opportunities, and automated door locks.

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2014

6 Lighting Ideas for Home Theaters

We offer six tips for creating innovative lighting solutions that highlight architecture, show off system components and enhance overall aesthetics.

Julie Jacobson · September 29, 2013

Vivint Selling Super-High-Speed Wireless Broadband Door-to-Door

After acquisition of Smartrove, Vivint is offering 50 Mbps upstream/downstream wireless broadband for $55/month in addition to security, home automation, solar power – all sold door-to-door; Utah zero-energy home showcases the goods.

August 16, 2013

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CE Pro Editors · July 31, 2013

Logitech Harmony Back Again with Ultimate Hub Enhanced Control App

Logitech expands Harmony line with the Ultimate Hub, which puts home theater controls into an iPod/iPad/Android app and includes IR, Bluetooth and RF.

Grant Clauser · June 19, 2013