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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Smart Locks

Sticking with a single wireless protocol and avoiding integrated security will stifle your smart door lock sales and and hurt your profits.

CE Pro Editors · February 21, 2020

Are Smart Locks Ready for Widespread Adoption?

While smart locks may be the new hotness for IoT, integrators and consumers should ask a few key questions before committing to the technology.

CE Pro Editors · February 20, 2020

Yale/August Smart Door Locks Added to Savant Partner Program

ASSA Abloy’s Yale Home and August Home line of smart door locks now have robust-level control and functionality via the Savant Pro App.

Jason Knott · February 14, 2020

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Savant First to Integrate with Ring X; Expands Netgear Partnership

Savant smart home control will fully integrate with the new Amazon Ring X ecosystem, while expanding its relationship with Netgear.

Jason Knott · January 21, 2020

Ring Dials Up Exclusive Pro-Install Line at CES

Amazon Ring debuts Ring X line exclusive for CE pros with higher price points, longer warranty and lifetime subscription to streaming service for customers.

Jason Knott · January 09, 2020

Nortek Prevails in Chamberlain Patent Lawsuit Over Access Control Barriers

Nortek Security & Control has not been found to be in violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.

Jason Knott · December 05, 2019

Increase Your 2020 Revenue by Deploying and Maintaining These Top Smart Home Trends

Looking to ramp up your revenues? Take some advice from select industry experts who recommend installing and maintaining smart locks and energy management products.

CE Pro Editors · December 03, 2019

Top 3 Reasons Each Generation Buys Smart Locks

According to Kwikset, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials all agree when it comes to smart locks except in one critical area.

Steve Karantzoulidis · November 21, 2019

ABB Repositions as ‘Mid-Level’ Home Automation for CEDIA Channel

ABB has pivoted from a high-end home-automation play to a more mainstream position in the U.S. with Free@Home security, access control and smart-home system.

CE Pro Editors · November 19, 2019

Alula BAT-Connect Adds Cellular, IP, Home Automation to Ordinary Security Panels

Alula claims its new BAT-Connect is first ‘triple-path’ alarm communicator with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and 4G/LTE cellular (CAT M1 for 5G transition), plus unified dashboard for security, surveillance and Z-Wave home automation.

Julie Jacobson · October 11, 2019