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Top Integrators Launch HAUS, a Franchise-Like Program for Mainstream Home Automation

Founders of the high-end integration firm Xssentials are launching HAUS, a smart-home training and support program to help integrators run high-volume security and home automation businesses utilizing leading brands such as Savant and Sonos.

Julie Jacobson · December 07, 2015

Alex Tagliani Smart Home: Why Am I Doing This?

Famous Indycar driver Alex Tagliani talks about why he chose to be involved ‘from the ground up’ on constructing his new 4,500-square-foot smart home.

CE Pro Editors · December 03, 2015

Kidde RemoteLync Camera Lasts Up to Three Months on Single Charge

The Wi-Fi-enabled RemoteLync Camera from Kidde can be installed anywhere and sends alerts to one’s smartphone when motion is detected.

CE Pro Editors · December 03, 2015

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CE Pro Editors · December 01, 2015

Axis Outdoor Thermal Network Camera Stabilizes Images, Storage Space

One of the features on the newly announced Q1941-E Thermal Network Camera from Axis Communications is its Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) option that helps the camera to deliver smooth images in unstable mounting environments.

Robert Archer · November 29, 2015

CE Pro Announces Winners of the 2015 Great Looking Racks Contest

All the way from the Mediterranean, Cyprus-based Elytronic was named the winner of the 2015 Great Looking Racks contest presented by CE Pro and Middle Atlantic.

Arlen Schweiger · November 24, 2015

Time to Ditch 120V AC? How a Low-Voltage, DC-Powered Home Might Work

Has the 240/120V AC residential infrastructure outlived its usefulness? Inspired by Tesla Powerwall, an industry veteran explains how we could get to the the old ‘Smart House’ vision of a low voltage, DC-powered home.

CE Pro Editors · November 23, 2015

Famed Racecar Driver Alex Tagliani to Share His Smart Home Design, Construction Process

Exclusively with CE Pro, champion Indy racecar driver Alex Tagliani shares a video blog on the planning and construction of his new Canadian smart home and unique home theater.

Jason Knott · November 19, 2015

New Lutron Connect Bridge and App Bring IoT to RadioRA, HomeWorks QS Lighting & Shades

Introduced at CEDIA Expo 2015, Connect Bridge is Lutron’s third IoT gateway, but first for its pro-oriented lighting controls HomeWorks QS and Radio Ra 2; adds geo-fencing, cloud-based home automation integration, user customization.

Julie Jacobson · November 17, 2015

Thread’s New Certification Mark for Home Automation is Bad for Consumers

Soon we should see ‘Thread-certified’ home automation products marketed to consumers, even though Thread says nothing about IoT interoperability. Bad idea.

Julie Jacobson · November 12, 2015