Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

At ISE 2018, Control4 introduces most affordable smart-home controller yet: CA-1 with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, optional Z-Wave targets production-home builders.

Feb 05, 2018

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap 'Ring Alarm' security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC).

Jan 18, 2018

Crestron Dealers Get Google Assistant for Lighting; Full Smart-Home Voice Controls Up Next

Crestron systems can now integrate Google Assistant to activate lighting controls, and Crestron is working with Google on the second phase of voice control for complete smart-home systems.

Jan 11, 2018

HTSA Pushes Lighting Design & Fixtures as Next Big Profit Play for Integrators

Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) plans to disrupt ‘convoluted and almost crooked’ lighting design and fixture business; buying group picks up Ketra, Q-Tran, Lightology, DMF Lighting.

Oct 27, 2017

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

May 24, 2017

Adding ‘Smart Fixtures’ to Your Lighting Control Business Mix

Boston-area integrator System 7 and 5-Star Lutron Showroom lighting fixture retailer Wolfers combine forces due to solve the massive incompatibility problems between lighting fixtures, bulbs and controls.

May 01, 2017