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Vivint Partners with Best Buy on Smart Home; Builds out Sky AI; Teams with Airbnb

At CES 2017, Vivint announced a partnership with Airbnb, showcased new AI features of its security and home-automation platform, and said little about smart-home trial with Best Buy.

Julie Jacobson · January 06, 2017

IoT at CES 2017: Battle of the Home Automation Start-Ups

New home automation hubs at CES 2017 feature built-in cameras, artificial intelligence and predictive algorithms, voice control, security monitoring and more.

Julie Jacobson · January 05, 2017

ADT Introduces ADT Anywhere Mobile Services with Canopy

Powered by Life360, ADT Anywhere connects and protects families on the road, offering emergency response from ADT.

CE Pro Editors · January 05, 2017

LG Electronics Launches All-in-One Security, Home Automation Device

Powered by Zonoff, LG’s new Smart Security system features Z-Wave capabilities and ADT’s Canopy alarm-response service.

CE Pro Editors · January 05, 2017 To Develop ‘Learning’ Drones for Smart Home Use has announced plans to develop autonomous, video-enabled drones for smart home and business security that will use the company’s new Insights Engine multi-sensor learning capability.

Jason Knott · January 04, 2017

CES 2017: Roost Smart Sensor Detects Water, Humidity & Temperature

Roost’s multi-function Smart Sensor can be combined with Smart Smoke Alarms to provide homeowners with complete threat coverage.

Robert Archer · January 04, 2017

Vivint Smart Home Partners with Airbnb to Simplify Hosting

Vivint allows Airbnb hosts to manage their homes remotely with automatic keyless access, energy management and home security.

CE Pro Editors · January 04, 2017

Most Important Home-Technology Products and Smart-Home Happenings of 2016

From the possible acquisition of Icontrol to the proliferation of voice control for home automation, these are the most important products and smart-home happenings that shaped the custom-installation and smart-home industries in 2016.

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2017

Top 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions in Home Automation, A/V, IoT, Security, Networking

Samsung, Nortek, Honeywell, Harman, SnapAV, Control4, AVAD, Somfy,, TiVo, B&W, and Icontrol were just some of the home-technology companies involved in mergers, acquisitions and investments in 2016.

Julie Jacobson · December 30, 2016

Somfy Acquires MyFox and Okidokeys; Launches Three Smart Home Hubs for DIY

Somfy recommits to home-automation business with acquisition of MyFox (New Somfy Protect at CES 2017) and Okidokeys, plus the launch of three new smart-home hubs, including Tahoma remake.

Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2016