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Study Shows Smart Home Optimism Among Consumers

The 2018 Consumer Electronics Guide finds consumer sentiments towards smart home technology to be trending positively, with lighting and security among the most discussed topics.

CE Pro Editors · June 12, 2018

How GDPR Privacy Rules Could Hamper Smart Home AI

According to industry analysts, the GDPR may cause serious problems for businesses, including higher AI costs, practical limitations, and legal risks.

CE Pro Editors · May 22, 2018

D&H Distributing Reports 77% Growth in Smart Home Products

IT-centric distributor D&H Distributing grows 11% for FY 2018, with smart home, commercial displays, and TVs as hot categories.

Jason Knott · May 17, 2018

Rachio Launches Voice-Controlled Wireless Smart Sprinkler System

Backed by $10M from Amazon Alexa fund, voice-controlled Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller pairs with ‘first-ever’ residential wireless flow meter for app-based smart home irrigation control.

Jason Knott · March 20, 2018

Inside Loxone’s Philadelphia-Area ‘360-Degree Smart Home’

Loxone constructs 7,500-square-foot smart home in Media, Pa., to showcase its affordable ‘autopilot living’ home automation and full 160-device ecosystem.

Jason Knott · February 23, 2018

Elan 8.2 Software with 3D Floorplans Debuts at ISE

Elan 8.2 software auto discovers devices on the network and offers new 2D/3D floorplan view of the home.

CE Pro Editors · February 07, 2018

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Mass-market smart-home services, converging physical and digital security, tunable white lighting, MDU installs, and video projection comprise CE Pro’s Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for residential integrators in 2018.

Peter Smith · February 05, 2018

CE Pro Video: Mike Jordan, NSC, Lays Out Elan Product Roadmap

Mike Jordan, vice president of product management at Nortek Security & Control, talks about new Elan surveillance cameras and NVRs, 3D interface, 2GIG GC3 panel integration, HR10 and HR30 remotes, and new Niles and SpeakerCraft outdoor speakers.

Jason Knott · January 31, 2018

Fibaro Expands IoT Partnerships, Adds Alexa, Google, Siri

Fibaro launches ‘Works with Fibaro’ IoT integration program for its Home Center 2 smart home control system for integrators only. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice control also added.

Jason Knott · January 26, 2018

DIY vs. Professional IoT Installation: Talking Points to Use with Clients

Guide to Navigating Smart Home Technology: DIY vs. Professional’ from Lutron is free reference document integrators can use to educate customers about limited capabilities of entry-level smart home systems.

CE Pro Editors · January 26, 2018