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Nest’s New Video Doorbell and Smart Lock are Shipping; This Pro ‘Can’t Wait’

Hooked on Nest thermostats, smoke and CO alarms and indoor/outdoor surveillance cameras, this Nest Elite Pro dealer — and his Nest-obsessed customers — can’t wait to integrate the new Nest Hello video doorbell and Next x Yale smart lock, starting today. The products are now available.

Julie Jacobson · May 01, 2018

Honeywell 2019: Next-Gen Security & Home Automation is One Platform for Wired, Wireless, DIY, Pro

Arriving in 2019, new Honeywell melds Vista, Lynx, Lyric into single platform with user-replaceable batteries, cellular modules, home-automation radios, and a back-end system that enables remote monitoring and diagnostics by security pros.

Julie Jacobson · May 01, 2018

9 Interesting IoT Finds at ISC: Blingy Smart Lock, Awesome Fire Alarm

ISC West 2018: SnapAV pitches OvrC to alarm dealers, a smart lock for newlyweds, neat fire-protection system that could spawn a category … and more security and home automation from Vegas.

Julie Jacobson · April 12, 2018

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.

Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Integrators

Sign up for this informative webcast offering several Cybersecurity Best Practices. Guest speaker Dan Fulmer, president of Fultech Solutions in Jacksonville, Fla., discusses exactly how he uses a cybersecurity checklist with customers and with his technicians.

CE Pro Editors · March 26, 2018

Nortek Patent: The Idiot Savant of Smart Garage Door Openers

IoT garage-door controller provides all the safety measures required of UL 985 for ‘unattended operation’ but it’s stupid simple for DIY installs.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018

Parasitic Smart Locks: August and Nest/Yale Sponge Power off Doorbells

August and Nest/Yale employ low-energy home-automation protocols (Bluetooth LE and Thread/Weave) for their door locks, connecting to the home network via Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbells powered over wire.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018

Nest x Yale Smart Lock Hits Market

Nest x Yale Lock is first ‘Works with Nest’ product controllable via the Nest app. Integrates with Nest Secure.

CE Pro Editors · March 15, 2018

IpDatatel, Resolution Products Rebrand as Alula, Offer End-to-End Security, IoT Platform for Pros

Resolution Products and IpDatatel merge to form Alula, offering the new Connect+ security and home-automation hub, along with dual-path IP and cellular communicators and its own SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform.

Jason Knott · March 14, 2018

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20/month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

Scott Goldfine · March 12, 2018