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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

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 03, 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