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Home Tech Pros Should Get Hyperlocal With Nextdoor.com, Other Neighborhood Networks

Security dealers and home-tech integrators should try Nextdoor.com to generate hyperlocal business, referrals and repeat customers in a very efficient manner.

Julie Jacobson · December 28, 2018

Top 50 Cities for Amazon Package Theft

Research: San Francisco and Seattle are most frequent cities for Amazon package theft by ‘porch pirates’ and offer strongest potential to install front doorbell camera systems.

Jason Knott · December 26, 2018

Crestron Offers Biometric Door Entry for Smart Homes via ekey Fingerprint Readers

Fingerprint access-control devices from ekey Biometric Systems integrate seamlessly with Crestron smart-home systems for secure and convenient entry.

CE Pro Editors · November 21, 2018

Presidential Alert Causes False-Alarm Headaches

The loud tone produced by the alert set off certain glass break sensors and caused some PERS and mPERS subscribers to push their emergency buttons.

CE Pro Editors · October 05, 2018

6 Shares of Honeywell = 1 Share of Spinoff Resideo

Honeywell spinoff Resideo due to start trading on NYSE October 29. Current Honeywell shareholders will receive 6-to-1 stock dividend.

Jason Knott · October 05, 2018

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