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DR Horton, KB Homes: How Big Production Builders Deploy Smart-Home Technology Today

Mass-market DIY home automation systems work for production homes, but should be deployed with ‘white-glove’ service, and supported after the fact: ‘Connected Home’ panel with DR Horton and KB Homes

Rodney Bosch · December 12, 2018

40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

ADT reports 6% revenue boost and 73% of all new customers opt for ADT Pulse smart home automation. Pigeonholes Google, Amazon DIY security offerings as suitable for ‘renters.’

Jason Knott · August 10, 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

Even More Highlights From ISC West

ISC West is chock full of companies vying for your time, so here’s another group of worthwhile booths and things to see.

Andrew Nichols · April 13, 2018

ISC West: Julie Jacobson’s Must-See Booths

A roundup of all things ISC West, be sure to check out these tweets to know what to prioritize before leaving the show floor.

Andrew Nichols · April 13, 2018

Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

Lennar is reportedly shedding traditional IoT products and ‘CEDIA’ installers in favor of wireless DIY home automation systems installed by Amazon Smart Home Services.

Julie Jacobson · July 19, 2017

CE Pro 100 Names Top Smart Door Locks/Dead Bolt Brands

A new category for 2017, Yale leads the Smart Door Locks/Dead Bolt category in a tight race with Kwikset.

Robert Archer · June 16, 2017

Ce Pro 100 Names Top Access Control Brands

The access control category has exploded. Control4 nearly triples its total, while Savant does triple its tally.

Robert Archer · June 16, 2017

Maui Villa Upgrades Security After Break-In, House Parties Destroy Home

A break-in at this Hawaii home destroyed an almost-finished lighting, shades, pool and climate installation. Integrator Eco High Fidelity had to start from scratch – this time including security too.

Chelsea Cafiero · May 09, 2017

CEDIA 2016: 8 Smart Home Gems That Consumers Will Love

Consumer publication Electronic House calls out eight gems from CEDIA 2016 that will get your customers excited about home automation.

Lisa Montgomery · September 29, 2016