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Amazon Acquires Smart Doorbell Maker Ring for $1 Billion

Further entrenching itself in consumers’ homes, Amazon has purchased smart doorbell maker Ring for $1 billion.

Steve Karantzoulidis · February 27, 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).

Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2018

Video Doorbells Get Ugly: SkyBell Slams Ring in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

In patent-infringement case, SkyBell says Ring (Bot Home Automation) competes on hype, not innovation. Meanwhile, Ring says Nest is a copycat.

Julie Jacobson · January 07, 2018

30 Most Popular Home Tech Stories of 2017: IoT, Alexa, Z-Wave Win the Year

Besides a hands-on look at an Onkyo A/V receiver, CE Pros mostly read anything about Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Control4, Z-Wave, Google, Nest and other IoT news in 2017.

Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2017

Smart Home Communities – Smart Bet or All Hype?

Smart home community trend is taking off. What can manufacturers, installers and dealers do to catch the tailwind?

CE Pro Editors · November 13, 2017

Responding to ADT Lawsuit, Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders, Promises New Model

Ring refunds preorders for Ring Protect, Best Buy pulls promos, smart home and security industries pray for ADT win in lawsuit claiming Ring stole IP from Zonoff, ADT’s development partner.

Julie Jacobson · November 08, 2017

DIY Security, Home Automation: What’s a Pro to Do?

Here’s the reality of DIY security and home automation, with some research and musings by Rodney Bosch of CE Pro’s sister publication Security Sales & Integration.

Rodney Bosch · November 07, 2017

Judge Halts New ‘Ring Protect’ Smart Home Security System in ADT Lawsuit

In ADT Holdings vs. Harris, et al, the Delaware Chancery Court temporarily enjoined Ring from selling new Ring Protect DIY security and home automation system, claiming it stole intellectual property from Zonoff that belonged to ADT.

Julie Jacobson · November 03, 2017

Control4, Elan, Leviton, Ring Among CEDIA Exhibitors at 2018 Builders Show

CEDIA once again has a pavilion at the 2018 International Builders Show with a strong roster of smart-home participants including Control4, Elan, Doorbird, Ring, Nubryte, Leviton, Ecobee, Eero and more.

Julie Jacobson · October 26, 2017

Great News for Pros: Home Automation is More Confusing than Ever

Home automation, networking and security have never been more confusing, thanks to an onslaught of DIY products like Ring Protect, Nest Secure, Amazon Echo Plus and Google Home. That’s great news for smart-home pros.

Julie Jacobson · October 20, 2017