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Dallas High Rise Cures Electrical Issues with Torus Power

Elliston Systems & Design employs components from Torus Power to solve voltage issues at The Residences at the Stoneleigh.

Mar 09, 2017

Alarm.com and Comcast Close Icontrol Acquisition: What Now?

Icontrol, a pioneer in cloud-based security and home automation, has been acquired by Alarm.com and Comcast, despite antitrust concerns. Here's what could be in store for the players and the SHaaS (smart home as a service) landscape.

Mar 09, 2017

Lessons From Amazon’s Smart Home Consultations

Two sharp guys from Amazon Home Services came to my home, analyzed my Wi-Fi, got my thermostat online, demonstrated Fire TV and made smart-home recommendations ... for free.

Mar 06, 2017

Why Crestron’s New Fee for Lutron and Vantage Integration Makes Sense

Here's how hard Crestron works to fix building- and home-automation problems with third-party subsystems.

Mar 03, 2017

Crestron Imposes $500 ‘Lutron Tax’ on Integration

In the interest of 'user experience,' if Crestron dealers want to integrate with Lutron or Vantage lighting controls, they must pay $500 for a license.

Mar 03, 2017

Icontrol, Alarm.com Respond to Antitrust Suit: Honeywell Defines Smart-Home Market All Wrong

In its lawsuit to stop Icontrol from being sold to Alarm.com and Comcast/Xfinity, Honeywell defines the relevant security and home-automation market way too narrowly, defendants claim.

Mar 02, 2017