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Somfy Launches Clever DIY Tilt Blind Motorization Kit for Natural Light Management

Somfy has recently announced the launch of its Clever DIY Tilt Blind Motorization Kit for simple, automated natural light management. Somfy’s first interior, do-it-yourself motorization solution is aimed at offering the end-user convenient control over indoor light, glare, heat, and privacy via a simple upgrade to their existing blinds. According to the company, with just a […]

CE Pro Editors · September 17, 2021

Examining How ADT Won 2021 Monitoring Technology Marvel Award

ADT took home the illustrious award for SoSecure, a mobile phone app that is easy to use and bursting with useful features.

Scott Goldfine · August 10, 2021

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159M U.S. Homes Install Tech During Pandemic, Most Were DIY

According to the CTA, 89% of U.S. renters and homeowners currently use home technology in their residence, most of which are DIY products.

Robert Archer · August 06, 2021

Nokia Smart Lighting

Nokia Teams with Smartlabs to Launch Nokia Smart Lighting

Smartlabs Inc. and Nokia have partnered to create Nokia Smart Lighting, an IoT-focused smart lighting solution designed with clean, modern aesthetics.

Robert Archer · July 21, 2021

Misguided Gizmodo Says ‘Smart Home Isn’t Worth It’

Mainstream consumer media like Gizmodo still don’t seem to realize that professional smart home installation is an option compared to DIY.

Jason Knott · July 12, 2021

Research Shows Residential Security Customers Want Protection Beyond the Home

Modern homeowners are looking for more than basic home protection, and solutions such as paid car crash detection and emergency response products show RMR potential for integrators.

CE Pro Editors · April 19, 2021

Strategic Growth Strategy Helps Desert Valley AV Expand Into New Markets

Arizona-based Desert Valley AV adds electrical division, and expands geographically into California with strategic purchase of Audio Concepts.

Jason Knott · February 25, 2021

5 Lessons Learned During COVID-19 by the Smart Home Industry

Because to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, integrators are uniquely positioned to learn many lessons related to smart home technology now that sales and installations have skyrocketed.

CE Pro Editors · February 22, 2021

ADT and Google Announce Smart Home Security Partnership

Thanks to a $450M investment by Google, ADT and Google will now offer new smart home security technologies for both integrators and DIY enthusiasts.

CE Pro Editors · August 03, 2020

DIY Smart Home System Wink to Require $5/Month from Users

Former DIY smart home darling Wink reverses course and requires users to pay $5 per month or their systems will be disabled by May 31.

Jason Knott · May 08, 2020