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The Over-Dramatization and Lessons of the Google, Nest, Revolv IoT Thing

Nest finally bricks ill-fated Revolv home automation hub. World damns Tony Fadell, IoT, Google, Alphabet, the cloud, greed and the inability to control landscape lighting, but there are bigger lessons to be learned.

Julie Jacobson · April 15, 2016

Video Weekly News: Home Automation and Residential Security at ISC West

Whether you made it down to Las Vegas for ISC West last week or not, you’ll want to check out our news, photos and product reviews from the show floor.

CE Pro Editors · April 14, 2016

Video Wall Looks Right at Home in Laguna Beach Home Theater

Integration firm eHome Lifestyle designed a perfect replica of a local bar’s LED video wall for this Laguna Beach homeowner’s home theater.

CE Pro Editors · April 13, 2016

4 Interesting Little Home Automation Products & Industrial Designs at ISC West 2016

Super-thin Z-Wave strip from Sensative, clever front-door camera solution from Toucan, Nortek’s cheap way to make dumb smoke detectors smart … and other little security and smart-home novelties from ISC 2016.

Julie Jacobson · April 07, 2016

URC Details New $600 HomeSet with Cloud-Based Home Automation Architecture at ISC 2016

New HomeSet home automation system from URC features IP hub with IR outputs, along with new cloud-based architecture for integrating with Nest, Sonos and other smart devices.

Julie Jacobson · April 06, 2016

Powered by Alarm.com, Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Integrates Smart Home Services

Features of the IQ Panel 2 include glass break detection, Bluetooth disarm, photo sharing via smartphone and more.

CE Pro Editors · March 31, 2016

Savant Announces 8.0 Home Automation Software, Pro Remote, Improved UI, Autonomic Inside

With 8.0 release, home automation leader Savant integrates with Sonos, improves UI, builds in Autonomic streaming media software, launches Pro Remote for dealers. See them at ISC West 2016.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016

URC Releases Elegant In-Wall Touchscreen for Total Home Control

The new TKP-5500 in-wall touchpanel from URC installs in either a landscape or portrait mode to complement a home’s interior design.

Robert Archer · March 24, 2016

Look Inside Marine Corps Veteran’s Integrated Smart Home

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nick Kimmel gains independence back with a custom smart home built by Gary Sinise Foundation, eHome Lifestyle and Core Brands.

CE Pro Editors · March 22, 2016

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

UK-based Ultamation is releasing an Apple TV driver (through Gen 4) for Crestron home automation systems. Managing Director explains the magic of SIMPL# programming language.

CE Pro Editors · March 16, 2016