Nest x Yale Smart Lock Hits Market

Nest x Yale Lock is first 'Works with Nest' product controllable via the Nest app. Integrates with Nest Secure.

Mar 15, 2018

August Now Provides 24 Hours of Free Video Storage with Doorbell Cams

Acquired by Assa Abbloy last year, August now offers 24 hours of free video storage for doorbell cams, which previously carried a fee for saving any amount of surveillance footage.

Mar 14, 2018

Amazon Acquires Smart Doorbell Maker Ring for $1 Billion

Further entrenching itself in consumers' homes, Amazon has purchased smart doorbell maker Ring for $1 billion.

Feb 27, 2018

Video Doorbells Get Ugly: SkyBell Slams Ring in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

In patent-infringement case, SkyBell says Ring (Bot Home Automation) competes on hype, not innovation. Meanwhile, Ring says Nest is a copycat.

Jan 07, 2018

10 Indications 2018 Will be a Big Year for Smart Home Installations

As smart-home products go mainstream, and IoT becomes ever more hyped and confusing, we should see more demand for professional installations.

Dec 29, 2017

7 Smart Home Trends at CES 2018

In studying pre-CES IoT activity, we discerned a few new trends in smart-home technology ('the fog') and market forces (wellness) driving home-automation. But some things never change (standards).

Dec 19, 2017