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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

Research Finds Security System Installations Increased by 33% in 2019

Recent data from Parks Associates suggests U.S consumers are now more interested in DIY and ad hoc smart home security products when compared to previous years.

CE Pro Editors · April 20, 2020

Parks Associates: 60% of New Security Systems Are Self-Installed

Data from Parks Associates’ recent DIY security research suggests a sharp rise in self-installed security systems in the last few years.

CE Pro Editors · March 16, 2020

Unlocking Residential Climate Change

Experts delve into the latest trends and vendor offerings in the residential smart locks and energy management market. Find out how to most effectively sell, deploy and maintain what are shaping up to be major IoT trends.

CE Pro Editors · February 10, 2020

Alula Refreshes Brand, Commits to Pro Installers

Alongside the brand refresh, Alula has launched a new site that promotes its professional-first mindset and is designed specifically for pro security installers.

CE Pro Editors · January 17, 2020

ADT Rebrands Lifeshield DIY Solution as ‘Blue by ADT’

Blue by ADT unveils new DIY outdoor, indoor and doorbell security surveillance cameras, with full smart home platform to come, at CES 2020.

Jason Knott · January 06, 2020

9 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business

Checking on insurance and licensing, as well as reviewing your suppliers is good advice for 2020. Also, adding services around DIY solutions.

Jason Knott · January 02, 2020

Wyze DIY Surveillance Cameras Breached: Are Pro Devices More Secure?

DIY surveillance cameras (and other smart home devices) get hacked all the time. Today, Ring/Amazon is being sued for weak cybersecurity provisions, and just a few days ago Wyze notified customers that its cameras have been breached (notice below). All bad news, of course, but par for the course. A more interesting angle comes from […]

Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2019

Massive Home Automation Survey Reveals Anticipated Growth of 10% in 2019

Thanks in part to new market stability, integrators are seeing a surge of interest in home automation technology.

CE Pro Editors · December 13, 2019