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Key Home Automation Takeaways from Amazon Echo Plus & New Alexa Services

Amazon’s new home-automation play includes ZigBee-enabled Echo Plus (not Z-Wave?) and Alexa services such as Routines, enabling macros to be activated by voice control or time and day.

Julie Jacobson · September 29, 2017

Swidget Modular Outlet Turns Any Home Into a Smart Home Using Existing Wiring

The modular electrical outlet called Swidget promises compatibility with any smart-home system, along with Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and ZigBee.

Chelsea Cafiero · July 27, 2017

ZigBee PRO 2017 Spec Operates in Simultaneous Multi-Band Mesh Networks

ZigBee PRO 2017 mesh IoT network spec operates in 800-900MHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands simultaneously, enabling signals to penetrate concrete walls more easily.

Jason Knott · June 21, 2017

LG’s Clever Tech for Commissioning Smart Lights Melds ZigBee with VLC Light Waves

Introduced at Lightfair 2017 LG Electronics’ new ZigBee Connector plugs into an Android mobile device, discovers smart lights via visible light communication (VLC), and enables on-the-fly programming via LG’s Sensor Connect app.

Julie Jacobson · May 16, 2017

NuBryte Goes ‘Pro’; Drops DIY Channel

Smart home control maker NuBryte changes direction to target CE pros, drops ecommerce and retail, and ups Touchpoint MSRP by 46% to add margin.

Jason Knott · May 15, 2017

Yale’s Assure Lock SL Electronic Deadbolt Works with Smart-Home Systems

Yale Assure Lock SL integrates into security systems from companies like Alarm.com, ADT, Honeywell and Qolsys, as well as smart-home systems like Samsung’s SmartThings and Wink.

Robert Archer · April 24, 2017

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017

ZigBee lends smart-home application layer to Thread Group, branding it dotdot and demoing about 10 IoT products at CES 2017, all run through Resolution Products’ Helix security and home automation hub.

Julie Jacobson · January 04, 2017

Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt Lock Features New Contemporary Design

The Kwikset SmartCode 916 provides all the features of its SmartCode 914 Deadbolt lock, plus a capacitive touchscreen.

Robert Archer · October 12, 2016

Very First Review of Pakedge BakPak 4.0 Remote Monitoring System from Control4: WOW!

Integrator Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home offers the first hands-on review of the new BakPak 4.0 remote network monitoring platform from home-automation provider Control4.

Joe Whitaker · October 07, 2016

Inside Pakedge’s CEDIA 2016 Booth: BakPak 4.0 Integrates with Control4

Pakedge takes CE Pro on a tour of new its BakPak 4.0, which includes new features such as Control4 integration, Z-Wave and ZigBee. BakPak is also now free for all dealers.

CE Pro Editors · September 23, 2016