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40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

ADT reports 6% revenue boost and 73% of all new customers opt for ADT Pulse smart home automation. Pigeonholes Google, Amazon DIY security offerings as suitable for ‘renters.’

Jason Knott · August 10, 2018

Alarm-Industry Giant Vector Security Opens Retail Shop, Touts Pro-Installed Home Automation

The 2,300-square-foot store features security demos and smart home automation technology, like the company’s own Amazon Alexa skills used to control smart locks, IoT lighting, and HVAC.

CE Pro Editors · August 08, 2018

CTA, SIA Blast Trump Tariffs as Bad for Smart-Home and Security

Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Security Industry Association (SIA) say U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods will hurt the smart-home industry, especially the thermostat and security markets.

Jason Knott · July 25, 2018

Smart Bulb Startup BeON Home Shuts Down

BeON Home, manufacturer of Bluetooth Low Energy smart light bulbs, has closed its operation.

Jason Knott · July 06, 2018

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

Alula Connect+ security and home-automation platform can be installed during construction at very low cost to homebuilder, allowing integration with built-in smart-home tech like Pella Insynctive windows and doors.

CE Pro Editors · June 26, 2018

Whisker Labs’ AI-Driven Ting Could be Huge Breakthrough in Fire Prevention

Exploiting Whisker Labs’ machine-learning heritage, the Ting IoT device plugs into any wall outlet, detecting electromagnet anomalies across the entire electrical network, and warning homeowners of potential arcs and faults that could lead to dangerous fires.

Julie Jacobson · May 30, 2018

I-View Now’s Free Police Portal Could Expedite Response with Video Verification

Free to law enforcement, I-View Now’s Police Alarm Portal for video verification could lead to faster and safer response to alarms by emergency responders.

CE Pro Editors · May 23, 2018

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

I-View Now and newcomer Chekt enable security and smart-home dealers to add video verification to traditional alarm monitoring, providing recurring revenue to the installer and improved emergency response to the end user.

Julie Jacobson · May 04, 2018

Nest’s New Video Doorbell and Smart Lock are Shipping; This Pro ‘Can’t Wait’

Hooked on Nest thermostats, smoke and CO alarms and indoor/outdoor surveillance cameras, this Nest Elite Pro dealer — and his Nest-obsessed customers — can’t wait to integrate the new Nest Hello video doorbell and Next x Yale smart lock, starting today. The products are now available.

Julie Jacobson · May 01, 2018

Honeywell 2019: Next-Gen Security & Home Automation is One Platform for Wired, Wireless, DIY, Pro

Arriving in 2019, new Honeywell melds Vista, Lynx, Lyric into single platform with user-replaceable batteries, cellular modules, home-automation radios, and a back-end system that enables remote monitoring and diagnostics by security pros.

Julie Jacobson · May 01, 2018