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$250 Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt Compatible With Ring via Amazon Key

The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt enables homeowners to benefit from Amazon Prime in-home deliveries.

Robert Archer · April 26, 2019

Control4’s new Intercom Anywhere ‘Elevates the Smart Doorbell’

Unlike typical smart doorbells, Control4’s Intercom Anywhere ecosystem allows users to activate home automation scenes directly through the app, and communicate across Control4 touchscreens, video door stations and mobile apps.

Julie Jacobson · July 31, 2018

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges – CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.

CE Pro Editors · June 07, 2018

Nest’s New Video Doorbell and Smart Lock are Shipping; This Pro ‘Can’t Wait’

Hooked on Nest thermostats, smoke and CO alarms and indoor/outdoor surveillance cameras, this Nest Elite Pro dealer — and his Nest-obsessed customers — can’t wait to integrate the new Nest Hello video doorbell and Next x Yale smart lock, starting today. The products are now available.

Julie Jacobson · May 01, 2018

Who ‘Owns’ Doorbell Camera Surveillance Video? (and 4 Other Legal Questions)

With the proliferation of front door camera systems such as Ring, Nest Hello and others, the liability and ownership rights to the images is coming to the forefront.

Jason Knott · March 28, 2018

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.

Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

Via the My Leviton app, users can integrate Wi-Fi dimmers, switches, and plug-in adapters with Nest cameras, thermostats and smoke/CO detectors, without the need for a home-automation hub.

Andrew Nichols · March 26, 2018

Nortek Patent: The Idiot Savant of Smart Garage Door Openers

IoT garage-door controller provides all the safety measures required of UL 985 for ‘unattended operation’ but it’s stupid simple for DIY installs.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018

Security Rep Firm LRG Partners with Nest Labs Professional Channel

The rep firm LRG has entered into an agreement with Nest Labs Professional Channel to represent Nest products in the Midwest.

CE Pro Editors · March 21, 2018

Parasitic Smart Locks: August and Nest/Yale Sponge Power off Doorbells

August and Nest/Yale employ low-energy home-automation protocols (Bluetooth LE and Thread/Weave) for their door locks, connecting to the home network via Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbells powered over wire.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018