All In Security

Luma’s Network Monitoring and Tech Support Service Is Only $5 a Month

Luma Guardian is a low-cost VPN service, antivirus, Internet speed monitor and tech support line all in one. And one-time Dos Equis pitchman, ‘Most Interesting Man in the World,’ Jonathan Goldsmith will make sure everyone knows it.

Chelsea Cafiero · July 21, 2017

Insurance, the Smart Home, and the Business of Keeping Customers Engaged

How insurance (insurtech) and other industries are keeping customers engaged through smart-home technologies, remote IoT services, product warranties and client communications.

Julie Jacobson · July 20, 2017

This Enormous Calgary Smart Home Features Glowing Home Theater, Luxury Car Collection

We cover a lot of big, beautiful smart homes on CE Pro, but this 22,000-square-foot residence is a winner with Elan entertainment and control, home theater, Lutron lighting, Elk security and luxury car collection.

Lisa Montgomery · July 19, 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

Integrator Collects $1,000 Per Year for Digital Security in Smart Homes

Home-technology integrator sells FireFX Network Guardian appliance with cybersecurity protection for smart homes, charging $800 to $1,500 per year for service — good for RMR, and a virtual insurance policy for the dealer.

Julie Jacobson · July 12, 2017

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

The first-ever CE Pro Outdoor Technology Study presents the most popular technologies for outdoor living and the frequently used brands.

Jason Knott · July 05, 2017

Is Drone Aerial Surveillance Too Problematic?

Integrator looks for solution to high cost, pilot licensing requirement, and power limitations of commercial surveillance drones for clients.

Jason Knott · July 05, 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

Rating the Prospects: After Acquisition of SnapAV, What Major Home-Tech Co. Will H&F Buy Next?

Opinion: After acquiring SnapAV, private equity giant Hellman & Friedman likely will follow up with ‘transformational transaction’ that disrupts home-technology landscape: Control4? Savant? Core Brands? Interlogix? PlumChoice?

Julie Jacobson · June 26, 2017

Designing World Champion Golfer Lee Westwood’s Smart Home

Indigo Distribution and Hidden Home Cinema team up to design a whole-home control and entertainment system, anchored by Elan, for well-known golfer Lee Westwood.

Chelsea Cafiero · June 22, 2017