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Sonos IPO Sets Share Price at $17 to $19

Sonos will offer 13.9 million shares at $17 to $19 per share to raise $263M when it goes public.

Jason Knott · July 23, 2018

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.

Peter Smith · February 05, 2018

10 Indications 2018 Will be a Big Year for Smart Home Installations

As smart-home products go mainstream, and IoT becomes ever more hyped and confusing, we should see more demand for professional installations.

Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2017

Best Buy ‘Excited’ about In-Home Advisory Service for Holidays

Best Buy reports Q3 domestic revenue growth of 3.6% to $8.5B, led by smart home. Touts in-home advisory service for holiday season.

Jason Knott · November 17, 2017

Responding to ADT Lawsuit, Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders, Promises New Model

Ring refunds preorders for Ring Protect, Best Buy pulls promos, smart home and security industries pray for ADT win in lawsuit claiming Ring stole IP from Zonoff, ADT’s development partner.

Julie Jacobson · November 08, 2017

CEDIA Dealers Shouldn’t Trust Amazon as Smart-Home Partner, Says Industry Veteran

Smart-home pros would be ‘foolhardy’ to trust Amazon’s intentions in launching ‘Custom Home Services’ for CEDIA-certified installers.

Chuck Schneider · October 13, 2017

Best Buy Lays Out Massive Smart Home Service Expansion Plan

Aiming to hit $43B in revenue by 2021, Best Buy will expand Smart Home Powered by Vivint home automation and security to 450 stores, add 1,500 dedicated smart home employees.

Jason Knott · October 02, 2017

Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG

Best Buy to sell new 2GIG-based security panel with Samsung SmartThings home-automation hub inside, including ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, security-sensor, and cellular radios. Presumably UL-listed for fire and life safety, with no-contract monitoring by ADT.

Julie Jacobson · October 02, 2017

Deja Vu? Best Buy Takes on Amazon with In-Home Consultation Program

Best Buy CEO says new home advisor program is one way the company plans to open up ‘lately’ customer demand for smart-home technology.

Chelsea Cafiero · August 30, 2017

Best Buy Stock Dips as Amazon Officially Launches Smart Home Services

Amazon Smart Home Services has launched in-home consultations — yes, the same thing CE Pro editor Julie Jacobson checked out earlier this year. But does it take direct aim at Best Buy’s Geek Squad?

Chelsea Cafiero · July 10, 2017