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Arlo Launches New Security, Home Automation Hub with Proprietary ArloRF

Arlo chases Nest Secure, Ring Alarm, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Amazon and other IoT giants with new security system and home automation ‘SmartHub’ with proprietary RF technology. Launches at CES 2019.

Julie Jacobson · January 08, 2019

Schlage Debuts Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt at CES 2019

The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt features a hubless design, Ring compatibility, and Amazon Cloud Cam support.

CE Pro Editors · January 07, 2019

Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.

Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018

Home Tech Pros Should Get Hyperlocal With Nextdoor.com, Other Neighborhood Networks

Security dealers and home-tech integrators should try Nextdoor.com to generate hyperlocal business, referrals and repeat customers in a very efficient manner.

Julie Jacobson · December 28, 2018

Top 50 Cities for Amazon Package Theft

Research: San Francisco and Seattle are most frequent cities for Amazon package theft by ‘porch pirates’ and offer strongest potential to install front doorbell camera systems.

Jason Knott · December 26, 2018

Canary Facing Class-Action Lawsuit Over Monthly Monitoring Fee

Smart home camera company Canary is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit after it stopped giving its users free features and instead started charging a monthly fee.

CE Pro Editors · December 21, 2018

Are Amazon and Ring Working Together to Create a ‘Suspicious Persons’ Database?

Ring says its patent does not reflect current developments to products and services, but speculation continues to swirl after Amazon’s ‘Rekognition’ facial recognition experiment got the company in hot water earlier this year.

Steve Karantzoulidis · December 20, 2018

Ring Video Doorbell Integrates with Crestron Home Automation in Award-Winning Install

Restrepo Innovations nabs Crestron Global Home Technology Award for clever use of AV LinkPro PBX Bridge to integrate Ring video doorbell with Crestron home-automation.

Robert Archer · December 14, 2018

Catalyst AV Group Cites ‘Banner’ Q4 Growth

Individual members report up to 30% revenue growth in Q4, with Ring, eero, Rapid Video Mounts, and Nest as strong drivers.

CE Pro Editors · December 05, 2018

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

New Alexa Guard turns Amazon Echo into sound-recognition device, alerting users and professional monitoring stations to smoke/CO alarms and glass breaks; first partner ADT sees stock price soar.

Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2018