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Netgear’s New FlexPower Wireless Outdoor Camera with ONVIF is Integrator’s Dream

Introduced at CEDIA 2017, new FlexPower outdoor camera from Netgear looks like Arlo but provides rechargeable battery and ONVIF support for home automation integration.

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2017

Totally Hands-Free Smart Home Acts Like a Virtual Butler

Elan automation, Hikvision security cameras, Doorbird video doorbell and Mighty Mule motorized gates welcome visitors and protect this Home of the Year award-winning smart home.

Lisa Montgomery · August 24, 2017

Homeowners’ Top Smart-Home Security Concern: Did I Lock the Door?

Lead with this on your next security pitch. Smart-home security survey by Wakefield Research and Schlage find that 75% of Americans second-guess whether they locked their front door.

Steve Karantzoulidis · July 14, 2017

August Home Adds New Features to Smart Lock, Smart Keypad, Doorbell Cam

Updates to August Home’s smart lock, smart keypad and doorbell cam deliver customers more control over their front door.

Chelsea Cafiero · July 03, 2017

Amazon Echo Show Gets Smarter, Adds IC Realtime, Other Smart Home Camera Skills

Ah, now the Amazon Echo Show makes sense. Amazon’s smart home ‘device with a screen’ gains IC Realtime compatibility along with other smart home security/surveillance camera feeds like August Home and Netgear.

Robert Archer · June 22, 2017

Vivint Launches Smart Home Platform for Rental Properties

Through Vivint Smart Properties, rental property developers and managers can take advantage of Vivint’s professionally-installed smart home products like smart locks, lights, doorbell cameras, indoor cameras and thermostats.

Chelsea Cafiero · June 20, 2017

Ce Pro 100 Names Top Access Control Brands

The access control category has exploded. Control4 nearly triples its total, while Savant does triple its tally.

Robert Archer · June 16, 2017

CE Pro 100 Names Top Smart Door Locks/Dead Bolt Brands

A new category for 2017, Yale leads the Smart Door Locks/Dead Bolt category in a tight race with Kwikset.

Robert Archer · June 16, 2017

Now with House-Brand Cameras, Could WAVE Electronics Be Next SnapAV?

Chasing SnapAV, distributor WAVE Electronics launches Lux cameras, nabs Honeywell security, prints logos on Amazon Echo, packages DIY products for security pros.

Julie Jacobson · June 05, 2017

Vivint Reports Q1 Net Loss, Continues Best Buy Rollout

No. 1 CE Pro 100 integrator Vivint reports that despite a net loss, total revenues increased in Q1 thanks in part to an increase in recurring revenue. Vivint also cements its relationship with Best Buy.

Rodney Bosch · May 18, 2017