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New Vivint Pro Program is ‘Dream’ RMR Opportunity for Home-Tech Channel

New Vivint Smart Home Authorized Pro program enables home-tech pros to earn RMR and product margins on alarm and home-automation systems and services, leaving all the heavy lifting to Vivint.

Julie Jacobson · April 09, 2019

IFTTT Competitor and CEDIA Keynoter Stringify Kills Home Automation App

After acquisition, Comcast kills Stringify app, which is ‘much better’ than IFTTT as an if/then home-automation engine; company recommends IFTTT and Yonomi IoT platforms instead. [grumpy baby]

Julie Jacobson · April 09, 2019

Leviton’s New Wi-Fi Load Center: ‘No One Else’ Integrates Breakers, Lighting, Energy, Automation

Leviton’s new IoT Load Center is a circuit box with snap-in breakers (no rewiring necessary) and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote monitoring, diagnostics and control via Leviton smart-home app.

Julie Jacobson · March 25, 2019

Vivint Adds Connected Cars to Security and Smart-Home Ecosystem

Powered by Mojio, Vivint Smart Home’s new Car Guard lets homeowners monitor the security, location and diagnostics of a car in the same app used for home security and home automation.

CE Pro Editors · March 22, 2019

Analysis: ADT Pulse vs. Command and Control; 3G Sunset Doom as ‘Opportunity’

ADT Pulse replaced by ‘dream’ security and home-automation system ADT Command and Control, powered by Alarm.com, but ADT faces upgrade challenge for some 3.7 million customers due to 3G, CDMA sunset.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2019

Bosch, Thermador Open Smart-Appliance APIs for Home Automation Integration

BSH opens Home Connect APIs for integrating Bosch, Thermador and Siemens smart appliances with third-party home-automation systems and culinary service providers.

Julie Jacobson · March 19, 2019

ADT Ends Pulse, Adds Command & Control, Pauses Alexa Guard, Plots DIY

New ADT Command and Control launches nationwide this month, ending long reign of ADT Pulse security and home automation platform. Company plots DIY course with LifeShield acquisition, but not with Alexa Guard quite yet.

Jason Knott · March 18, 2019

Biophilia and the Reason Smart-Home Pros Can Own the Wellness Category

Humans are hardwired to relish nature and thrive in a 24-hour circadian cycle. Smart-home pros can fake-believe nature through smart lighting, indoor air quality, beneficial sounds, visuals and other wellness-related stimuli.

Julie Jacobson · March 15, 2019

From Toilets to Lawnmowers… 4 Niche IoT Devices to Control for Clients

Smart home control has moved beyond just shades and lights. Lawnmowers, toilets, faucets and sump alarms are just some of the interesting IoT devices to control for clients.

Andrew Nichols · March 11, 2019

Apple Acquires Patents From Defunct Smart Security Start-Up Lighthouse AI

Is it possible Apple is looking to use Lighthouse AI’s visual authentication, monitoring and depth-sensing patents to create its own surveillance camera?

Steve Karantzoulidis · March 08, 2019