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Control4’s Smart Home on Wheels Comes to Boston Design Center

Control4 brings its fully automated ‘Smart Design, Smart Living’ Airstream to Boston’s Seaport district, with voice control from Amazon Echo as well as lighting, audio, video, HVAC and security smart-home control.

Robert Archer · April 10, 2017

Advice from Expert: Builders Don’t Want DIY Home Automation

Tim Costello of the home-builder marketing firm BDX warns that homebuilders want built-in smart-home technologies to encourage consumers to buy new homes.

Julie Jacobson · March 22, 2017

Alexa, Tell Tech Support to Give Me a Call

A new Amazon Alexa skill will allow homeowners to call OneVision’s tech support line through a simple voice command. Within minutes, a OneVision Technology Specialist will be on the phone.

Chelsea Cafiero · March 15, 2017

Vaux Wireless Speaker Connects the (Amazon Echo) Dots

Placing the Amazon Echo Dot into the top of a Ninety7 Vaux wireless speaker creates a portable voice control device that can follow users from room to room.

Lisa Montgomery · March 13, 2017

Alexa, Please Don’t Steal My Company’s Service Revenue

As integrators race to provide managed services through tech support, Amazon Echo and Google Home could get there before you do.

Joseph Kolchinsky · March 06, 2017

Lessons From Amazon’s Smart Home Consultations

Two sharp guys from Amazon Home Services came to my home, analyzed my Wi-Fi, got my thermostat online, demonstrated Fire TV and made smart-home recommendations … for free.

Julie Jacobson · March 06, 2017

Use These Amazon Alexa Networking Instructions to Scare off DIYs

These directions on how to Alexa-enable Linksys routers and mesh-networking devices make it all sound pretty scary.

Julie Jacobson · February 16, 2017

URC Creates Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill

Integrators and clients can now control URC’s Total Control smart home system with Amazon Alexa voice control.

Chelsea Cafiero · February 15, 2017

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2017: From Voice Control to VR

CE Pro presents the Top 5 trends for home-technology integrators to watch for 2017: voice control for home automation, virtual reality and augmented reality, device discovery and data collection, new models in tech deployment, and fiber in the home.

Julie Jacobson · February 15, 2017

Look Inside Part DIY, Part HelloTech Media Room Project

Avid DIY-er enlists ‘Do It For Me’ website to help renovate her 1930s media room with Sonos, Amazon Echo, Lutron and Samsung SmartThings.

Lisa Montgomery · February 15, 2017