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Google Home Now Compatible with Belkin Wemo, Honeywell

Google Home is taking back its portion of the voice-controlled home automation pie, one manufacturer at a time. This week it's the Belkin Wemo range and Honeywell Lyric thermostat.

Jan 30, 2017

King of Home Automation: Crestron Revenues Revealed

Crestron Electronics, a giant in building automation and smart-home technology, has tripled its revenues since 2012; CTO Fred Bargetzi discusses Mark Zuckerberg's Jarvis AI home automation system.

Jan 30, 2017

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Integrator Uncovers Reliability Issues Installing Amazon Echo

Todd Anthony Puma of The Source Home Theater Installation & Design recounts his professional experiences installing Amazon Echo, or Alexa, in clients' homes.

Jan 27, 2017

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Florida Integrator Builds Successful ‘Disruptive’ Business Model Around Nest

iHummingbird in Delray Beach, Fla., entices customers to its integration service using website built around Nest and other top brands. Average installation price is $35,000.

Jan 27, 2017

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FCC Threatens to Invoke Mandatory Cybersecurity Testing

FCC issues a white paper warning the commercial IoT industry that it had better address cybersecurity risks with testing, authentication safeguards and best practices or manufacturers will face extreme government interaction... and soon!

Jan 26, 2017

Middle Atlantic Controlled Wall Plate Extends Power, Control

Middle Atlantic Products' Controlled Wall Plate pushes power and control to residential AV, commercial AV and security devices within a single-gang design.

Jan 26, 2017