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Ultimate ISC Tech Guide: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

ISC West 2018 teems with new security and home-automation products highlighting trends in video surveillance & analtyics, AI-enabled alarm sensors, assisted-DIY solutions and more. CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson has it here.

Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2018

Parasitic Smart Locks: August and Nest/Yale Sponge Power off Doorbells

August and Nest/Yale employ low-energy home-automation protocols (Bluetooth LE and Thread/Weave) for their door locks, connecting to the home network via Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbells powered over wire.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018

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.

CE Pro Editors · March 15, 2018

Yale Locks Develops Lock in Collaboration with Nest that Homeowners Control via Nest App

Working with Nest, Yale Locks & Hardware has developed a smart door lock that falls into Nest’s “Works with Nest” program.

Robert Archer · January 08, 2018

ASSA ABLOY Bids to Acquire August Home

Recognizing the growth of the smart lock and doorbell market, ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to buy August Home.

CE Pro Editors · October 19, 2017

New August Smart Locks & Doorbell Cam Pro Know Whether Doors Are Open or Closed

August Home’s new Smart Lock Pro, Smart Lock and Doorbell Cam Pro include the company’s proprietary DoorSense technology, which can tell consumers if doors are open or closed and lock them automatically.

CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2017

CEDIA Clips: Disappearing Camera Trick, Smarter Smart Lock, Spinning iPad, More

Some CEDIA 2017 things are better said with video: SnapAV’s easy-install outdoor speakers, HIDEit mount for TiVo Bolt, Future Automation’s CCTV hider, Viveroo iPad mount and more.

Julie Jacobson · September 11, 2017

CEDIA Q&A: August Home Talks Up its Z-Wave Retrofit August Smart Lock Pro

Visit August Home at CEDIA 2017 to hear about its August Pro division and see the August Smart Lock Pro, a Z-Wave compatible, retrofit lock for the pro channel.

CE Pro Editors · August 31, 2017

Failed Firmware Update Takes Down 500 LockState Smart Locks

Smart lock vendor LockState accidentally bricks its own locks through a failed automatic firmware update. More than 500 customers using model 6000i RemoteLocks were impacted.

Steve Karantzoulidis · August 16, 2017

Homeowners’ Top Smart-Home Security Concern: Did I Lock the Door?

Lead with this on your next security pitch. Smart-home security survey by Wakefield Research and Schlage find that 75% of Americans second-guess whether they locked their front door.

Steve Karantzoulidis · July 14, 2017