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Napco’s StarLink Connect Extends Cellular, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and iBridge Platform to Honeywell, DSC

ISC West 2016: iBridge, the SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform from Napco, is now compatible with Honeywell, DSC and soon Interlogix alarm systems, bringing cellular, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and interactive services to wider market.

Julie Jacobson · April 06, 2016

Reducing Customer Attrition: Does Modular Home-Technology Hardware Make Better Business Sense?

What if you could add a Z-Wave module to Amazon Echo? Or a night light to Sonos? Or a voice-control pod to TiVo? Would customers stay longer?

Julie Jacobson · April 05, 2016

5 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Saving money and the environment with 5 tricks.

Advertorial · April 05, 2016

Catalyst AV Training Includes Lutron, Sonos, Sony and ISF Classes

Distribution group Catalyst AV will offer trainings all over the country from April until June.

Robert Archer · April 05, 2016

DaVinci Group Co-Founder Dan Kippycash Passes Away at 49

The veteran consumer electronics executive was hospitalized before succumbing to an illness.

Robert Archer · April 05, 2016

Powerhouse Alliance Members to Emphasize Home Control & Automation Training Throughout April

Throughout the month alliance members across the country will be working with partners such as Clare Controls and URC to educate installers.

Robert Archer · April 04, 2016

Middle Atlantic Launches Update to Online Dealer Tool

Web-based dealer tool called the Configurator is updated with added functionality, an improved interface and a new customer quote tool.

Robert Archer · April 04, 2016

9 Manufacturers Win Integrator ‘Kudos’ in CE Pro’s Quest for Quality

To reflect some of the passionate responses we received from our annual Quest for Quality Award entries, CE Pro has again this year added to the awards a “Category Kudos” honor that recognizes manufacturers working hard to serve integrators.

CE Pro Editors · April 01, 2016

Study: Consumers Want Smart Home Tech in New Homes, But Don’t Want to Pay

KB Home/Kwikset study gauges consumer interest in which new technologies they want in a newly built home. Connected door locks, security cameras lead the way. Perceived expense is still highest barrier.

Jason Knott · April 01, 2016

KEF Hydro Blaster Spray Removes Water Vapor, Improves Wireless Audio Sound

KEF Hydro Blaster is an aerosol spray ($99.99 per can) claims to radically improve transmission of wireless audio signals.

Jason Knott · April 01, 2016