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ABB Brings Mid-Market Solution to US Integration Channel

Well-suited for single family homes and MDUs, ABB’s smart home solution integrates with brands such as Philips Hue, Sonos, Amazon Alexa, Miele and Home Connect.

CE Pro Editors · May 02, 2019

Dish Gets Native Google Assistant for Voice Control, Home Automation

Dish already works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for voice control, but now adds native Google for seamless A/V control and home automation via the TV remote. Demo’ing at CES 2019 at the Google booth.

Julie Jacobson · January 08, 2019

Where are all the Home Automation Standards at CES 2019?

The IoT and home-automation standards have been pretty quiet around CES 2019, but Z-Wave, ZigBee, OCF (Iotivity), Thread, DECT ULE and others will be there — some more conspicuous than others.

Julie Jacobson · January 06, 2019

JJ Opines: Make our Industry the Smartest Again

CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson: The custom home-technology sector invented “home automation” more than 30 years ago, but we haven’t kept up with the technologies and business practices that define smart-home deployment today.

Julie Jacobson · December 05, 2018

Control4 Reports Record Revenues, but Stock Plunges … Why?

Smart-home maker Control4 reaps a record $71.6M in revenues for Q3 2018, beats on earnings, reports strong home builder adoption … but CTRL shares tumble on lowered Q4 guidance.

Jason Knott · November 06, 2018

Study: Unresolved Technical Problems with Smart Home Devices Rise 240% in 3 Years

Parks Associates study reveals 79% of consumers have self-installed a smart home device, and most do not turn to integrators for assistance when there is a technical problem.

Jason Knott · October 18, 2018

Crestron Pyng OS2 Takes Center Stage at Resi Summit

Crestron Residential Summit unveils several new products, including Pyng OS2 smart home automation control, outlets, DIN rail thermostat, high-power dimmer, and line of cabinets.

Jason Knott · October 15, 2018

Alula Adds Video to Smart Home Automation, Security Platform

Alula security cameras include doorbell, PTZ and bullet options, with both local and cloud storage and RMR potential for integrators.

Jason Knott · September 26, 2018

Control4 C4Yourself Day Redux Coming October 18

Control4 Certified Showrooms worldwide will hold a second C4Yourself Day on October 18 designed to showcase latest smart home innovations.

Jason Knott · September 21, 2018

Séura Smart Mirror Reflects Growing Bathroom Renovation Opportunity

Séura Smart Mirror is redesigned at CEDIA Expo 2018 with more than one million available widgets or apps.

CE Pro Editors · September 06, 2018