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Zuckerberg’s Home AI: Will Facebook be the Next Home Automation Giant?

Mark Zuckerberg builds ‘Jarvis’ home-automation system, using Crestron as base, plus Facebook platforms like Messenger and facial recognition, with artificial intelligence (AI) thrown in.

Julie Jacobson · December 20, 2016

I’ve Seen the Future of Home Automation and it Starts with Google Now

AI is here: Google Assistant voice-control, coupled with Google Now, mixed with oodles of analytics, is a revelation for this smart-home reporter.

Julie Jacobson · December 15, 2016

Atlanta Integrator Uses ‘Doll House’ to Demo Home Controls

Home TheaterWorks in Alpharetta, Ga., constructs 16-foot-long x 9-foot high automated ‘doll house’ to demo Control4 equipment in its newly expanded showroom.

Jason Knott · December 05, 2016

CES 2017: Voice Control for the Smart Home, and a Thread/Weave IoT Surprise? – UPDATE

Although they don’t have booths on the show floor, Google (Assistant), Amazon (Alexa) and Apple (Siri) will dominate IoT voice control at CES 2017. Plus: Thread and Weave home automation in the Google Home hub?

Julie Jacobson · December 02, 2016

Integrator Works with DIY Homeowner to Install RTI Control, Sonos

RTI control meets Sonos audio in an unlikely but complimentary marriage when a Canadian homeowner with a flare for DIY hires integrator Onyx Audio to perform the installation.

Chelsea Cafiero · December 01, 2016

Ninja Warriors Need Home Control, Too

This 13,000-square-foot, 1.2-acre mountainside home with indoor aerial sport obstacle gym was recently showcased in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

CE Pro Editors · November 22, 2016

Why Integrators Still Love Voice-Control for Smart Homes, Despite Flaws

Does the idea of deploying and supporting voice control with Amazon Echo or Google Home make you cringe? Set the right expectations with clients and you can avoid the headache altogether.

Chelsea Cafiero · November 14, 2016

Voice Control for the Smart Home

A new hook for new customers.

Advertorial · November 03, 2016

Profit from Protection as an ADT Authorized Dealer

ADT’s recognizable blue sign helps you open doors and build your business with the support of the most trusted name in home security.

Advertorial · November 02, 2016

Control4 Works with Google Home, Google Assistant for IoT Voice Control via IFTTT

Developer Chowmain updates IFTTT driver for Control4 home automation, adding support for Google Home IoT hub and Google Assistant voice control. CEO compares Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration platforms.

Julie Jacobson · October 28, 2016