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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

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

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

Private Equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling stake in DIY security provider SimpliSafe. CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson reviews synergies with H&F portfolio companies SnapAV, Verisure (Securitas Direct) and HUB International insurance.

Julie Jacobson · July 02, 2018

Now That’s How You Make $43.3 Million on Custom-Installed Technology

CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch / Video & Audio Center earns 45% of total revenues from custom installation by incorporating home automation into every part of the retailer’s new high-end L.A. mall location.

Jason Knott · June 27, 2018

If Amazon Sells Homeowners Insurance with Security and IoT, Game Over?

Report says Amazon is contemplating selling homeowners insurance alongside robots, security, home automation and other IoT devices.

Julie Jacobson · June 22, 2018

Distributor PAA ‘Ecstatic’ with Catalyst AV Results

Distributor PAA says being part of Catalyst AV has made ‘tremendous difference’ with 17 new lines added to portfolio in one year.

Jason Knott · June 22, 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