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ADT Sues Ring, Former Zonoff CEO for Theft of Home-Automation Tech; Ring CEO Calls Bull

ADT claims former Zonoff CEO Mike Harris misappropriated home-automation assets, transferring them to smart-doorbell maker Ring when the IoT technology actually belonged to ADT. Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff says claims are “ridiculous.”

Julie Jacobson · May 02, 2017

Ring Becomes IoT Powerhouse Overnight, Hires Entire Zonoff Smart-Home Team

Smart-doorbell maker Ring snaps up 75 former Zonoff employees, assembling powerful team of home-automation veterans.

Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2017

Integrators at Azione: Embrace DIY Home Automation or Just Say No?

Dealers discuss DIY smart-home movement at Azione conference, debate whether to embrace the new IoT marketplace or cling to traditional custom home-technology models.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2017

Who Knew Philips Made a 4K HDR Blu-ray Player? And Other Goodies from Capitol Sales

Denon’s DN-300Z is a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of audio, Philips makes a 4K HDR Blu-ray player, every dealer should carry doorbell cameras in their vans … and more from distributor Capitol Sales at CEDIA 2016.

Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2016

CEDIA 2016: What DIY Vendors Want from the Pros

Eero, Plex, Mass Fidelity, Ring and so many other DIY-centric smart-home manufacturers are attending CEDIA 2016 to grab the mindshare of installation pros. Here’s why.

Julie Jacobson · September 13, 2016

ISC West 2016: The Latest in Smart Doorbell Cameras and How they Integrate with Home Automation

Vivint sets records for video doorbell, Nortek unveils first doorbell cam, August and Ring work with ADT Canopy, Honeywell teams with Skybell, DoorBird integrates with Control4 home automation … and more smart-doorbell news for ISC West 2016.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016