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Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Mass-market smart-home services, converging physical and digital security, tunable white lighting, MDU installs, and video projection comprise CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for residential integrators in 2018.

Feb 05, 2018

Cheeky Vivint Smart Home Video: How Automation Eliminates ‘Crappy Jobs’

Just like the elimination of the (hypothetical) human toilet-seat warmer, Vivint smart-home systems can replace the homeowner's "series of crappy jobs you do for free."

Jan 24, 2018

Yawn: ‘Pundits’ Blame ADT’s Poor IPO on the Demise of Full-Service Security and Home Automation

CNBC interviewers and pundits-at-large try to blame ADT's lackluster IPO on a doomed market for full-service security and home automation, but they're simply wrong.

Jan 19, 2018

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap 'Ring Alarm' security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC).

Jan 18, 2018

Yale Locks Develops Lock in Collaboration with Nest that Homeowners Control via Nest App

Working with Nest, Yale Locks & Hardware has developed a smart door lock that falls into Nest's "Works with Nest" program.

Jan 08, 2018

ADT Sets Valuation, Pricing for IPO

ADT sets $17 to $19 per share price target for its IPO, aiming to raise $1.9 billion.

Jan 08, 2018