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Presidential Alert Causes False-Alarm Headaches

The loud tone produced by the alert set off certain glass break sensors and caused some PERS and mPERS subscribers to push their emergency buttons.

CE Pro Editors · October 05, 2018

6 Shares of Honeywell = 1 Share of Spinoff Resideo

Honeywell spinoff Resideo due to start trading on NYSE October 29. Current Honeywell shareholders will receive 6-to-1 stock dividend.

Jason Knott · October 05, 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

Alarm-Industry Giant Vector Security Opens Retail Shop, Touts Pro-Installed Home Automation

The 2,300-square-foot store features security demos and smart home automation technology, like the company’s own Amazon Alexa skills used to control smart locks, IoT lighting, and HVAC.

CE Pro Editors · August 08, 2018

CTA, SIA Blast Trump Tariffs as Bad for Smart-Home and Security

Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Security Industry Association (SIA) say U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods will hurt the smart-home industry, especially the thermostat and security markets.

Jason Knott · July 25, 2018

Smart Bulb Startup BeON Home Shuts Down

BeON Home, manufacturer of Bluetooth Low Energy smart light bulbs, has closed its operation.

Jason Knott · July 06, 2018

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

Alula Connect+ security and home-automation platform can be installed during construction at very low cost to homebuilder, allowing integration with built-in smart-home tech like Pella Insynctive windows and doors.

CE Pro Editors · June 26, 2018

Whisker Labs’ AI-Driven Ting Could be Huge Breakthrough in Fire Prevention

Exploiting Whisker Labs’ machine-learning heritage, the Ting IoT device plugs into any wall outlet, detecting electromagnet anomalies across the entire electrical network, and warning homeowners of potential arcs and faults that could lead to dangerous fires.

Julie Jacobson · May 30, 2018

I-View Now’s Free Police Portal Could Expedite Response with Video Verification

Free to law enforcement, I-View Now’s Police Alarm Portal for video verification could lead to faster and safer response to alarms by emergency responders.

CE Pro Editors · May 23, 2018

How to Add RMR-Rich Video Verification to Professionally Monitored Security Systems

I-View Now and newcomer Chekt enable security and smart-home dealers to add video verification to traditional alarm monitoring, providing recurring revenue to the installer and improved emergency response to the end user.

Julie Jacobson · May 04, 2018