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Home-Automation High Jinks: Cast Your Own Interface to a Google/Nest Hub Display

Home Assistant works open-source magic to cast smart-home dashboards to Google/Nest Hub displays for two-way monitoring and touch control.

Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2019

4AMPS retrofit faceplate

#1 DIY Product at CEDIA Expo You Really Want But Won’t Make Money On

4AMPS retrofit faceplate slips over existing electrical outlets, powers smart devices via retractable cable.

Julie Jacobson · September 3, 2019

abode Adds Enhanced Voice Control Features via Google Assistant

abode’s updated support for Google Assistant gives users the ability to control lighting, switches, plugs, and disarm/arm their security system.

CE Pro Editors · July 26, 2019

CellBounce Solves Massive 3G/CDMA Sunset Problem for Alarm Industry

Top security and home-automation execs back CellBounce, reportedly the only DIY solution for upgrading 3G/CDMA alarm panels without a truck roll.

Julie Jacobson · June 12, 2019

CE Pro 100 in 2019: Lighting, Recurring Revenue, AI, and Efficiencies

Members of the CE Pro 100 share thoughts on which new technology categories and markets they plan on expanding into, shoring up operations efficiencies, hiring and retaining talent, customer service and RMR strategies.

Arlen Schweiger · June 5, 2019

What Integrators Can Learn From Best Buy

The big-box retailer’s turnaround is rooted in retooling the customer experience. Companies serving higher-end clientele can take cues from how Best Buy created 15x multiple on tech support recurring revenue.

Joseph Kolchinsky · May 21, 2019

Don’t Be Dissuaded by Companies Offering ‘No Contract’ DIY Security Products

The recent trend of DIY security companies claiming to protect homes with no contracts isn’t always 100% accurate.

CE Pro Editors · April 17, 2019

ADT Ends Pulse, Adds Command & Control, Pauses Alexa Guard, Plots DIY

New ADT Command and Control launches nationwide this month, ending long reign of ADT Pulse security and home automation platform. Company plots DIY course with LifeShield acquisition, but not with Alexa Guard quite yet.

Jason Knott · March 18, 2019

Tech Data to Distribute Resideo Honeywell Home in Europe

Tech Data will provide pan-European distribution of Resideo’s Honeywell Home-branded DIY smart security products including smart thermostats and water leak detectors.

CE Pro Editors · March 1, 2019

ADT Acquires Home Security Company LifeShield

ADT’s acquisition of LifeShield expands its reach into the DIY segment, where approximately 80 percent of households do not have professionally installed security systems.

Steve Karantzoulidis · February 11, 2019

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