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Bobwire DAT1 Audio Trigger Adds 12-Volt Trigger to Any A/V Device

The developers of Bobwire’s DAT1 Audio Trigger have more than 20 years of experience in the custom installation market, and the company’s new product is designed for a variety of custom installation power scenarios.

Robert Archer · July 16, 2019

Amazon Alexa Guard Sound-Detection Turns Echo into Smart Security System

Alexa Guard works with smart home platforms by ADT and Ring to arm/disarm systems, control lighting, receive fire/life-safety alerts and more.

Rodney Bosch · May 16, 2019

Jimmy Buffett Might Love This Florida Key Elan-Powered Smart Home

Thanks to 9 Amazon Echo Dots and customized voice-controlled sequences, one Florida couple can now treat their friends to a seamless movie-watching experience.

CE Pro Editors · March 06, 2019

Report: Smart Speaker Adoption Thwarted by Security and Inoperability Concerns

A new research report by Strategy Analytics suggests the use of smart speakers is not increasing after initial purchase, and in many instances is slowing.

CE Pro Editors · February 28, 2019

Elan Controlled, Alexa Voice-Activated Game Room Helps Homeowner Enjoy Retirement

Elan automation plus Amazon Alexa voice control gives this English homeowner the ability to set up specific commands for his game room such as ‘Alexa, turn on darts’ to set a special lighting scene for playing darts.

CE Pro Editors · February 19, 2019

AudioControl to Showcase CM Line of 70 and 100-Volt Amps at ISE 2019

During ISE 2019, AudioControl will introduce its line of CM amps alongside its new Avalon G4 theater amplifier and the voice-enabled Rialto 400.

CE Pro Editors · January 22, 2019

Hands On Review: Brilliant Packs Whole-House Control Into a Super Smart Light Switch

Brilliant’s new smart switches with built-in voice control can automate the dumb old lights … and virtually every other connected device in the house.

Jason Knott · December 11, 2018

ADT Optimistic About Amazon Alexa; Reports Q3 Revenues Up 6%

ADT reports quarterly revenue of $1.15 billion, up 6 percent, primarily due to ADT Pulse smart home growth. Amazon Company looks to bring alarm voice response directly to law enforcement vehicles.

Jason Knott · November 13, 2018

Analysis: What Those New Amazon Echo Products Mean for the Smart-Home Channel

Amazon’s new Alexa lineup, including Gen 3 Echo Dot, speakerless Input, first subwoofer, and Link amp, could affect the smart-home installation channel and Sonos position in unexpected ways.

Julie Jacobson · September 28, 2018

$155 DEAL – GE’s New Smart Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, Alexa Voice Control

New smart microwave from GE Appliances offered at $125 with free Amazon Echo Dot – just scan the box for automatic cooking, or ‘add 30 seconds’ with voice controls. And the GE guy in charge? Last name: Stover.

Julie Jacobson · July 17, 2018