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Midwestern Retailer ‘Unlocks’ the Smart Home Market Using Kwikset

Sherman’s in central Illinois constructs large demo wall in its appliance stores to engage clients with smart home technology.

Jason Knott · September 09, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Certified Training for Installers

A look at the benefits and the efforts, which have to be made in order to become certified.

Brad Pope · August 03, 2016

Smart Homes and Buildings – Making Them Bullet Proof Against Hack-Attacks

Encrypting your telegrams and your communication.

Advertorial · July 13, 2016

10 Steps to Protecting Your Smart Home and Building Installation from Hackers

Making your installation more secure by using 10 simple tricks.

Advertorial · June 08, 2016

HVAC Contractor Stays ‘Relevant’ by Installing Home Automation

Air & Energy in Bradenton, Fla., diversifies into smart home controls five years ago and now sells 2,000 Nexia Home systems per year to 100% of its clients.

Jason Knott · May 27, 2016

Control4 Q1 Revenues Up 34%

Control4 cites its acquisition of Pakedge and debut of its new EA Controllers as key contributors to strong revenue growth for Q1 2016.

Jason Knott · May 05, 2016

Vivint Smart Home Gets $100M Investment

Peter Thiel, noted early Facebook investor, founder of PayPal and large shareholder of Airbnb, leads $100 million capital investment from Solarmere Capital Co. into Vivint Smart Home. Money will be used to continue to fuel Vivint’s home automation growth.

Jason Knott · April 27, 2016

Nortek Buys 25% Stake in MiOS

Transference of technology between mature MiOS platform and various Nortek brands will enable branded apps to hit the market quickly and speed up the delivery of the ultimate ‘interface-less’ connected home.

Jason Knott · April 08, 2016

Consumer Study Labels Smart Home Technology as ‘Broken Promise’

New study of 3,000 consumers by Support.com rails on home automation systems for having poor user experience and low value. In all, 79% of buyers label cost, setup, and maintenance as a ‘turn-off.’

Jason Knott · March 11, 2016

Best Practices for Optimal Network Design in Smart Homes

Originally recorded LIVE on 03/09/16: View this FREE webcast to learn best practices and technical requirements for setting up home networks for smart systems.

CE Pro Editors · December 30, 2015