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Integrate Crestron with SmartThings, Including ZigBee, Z-Wave: Free Github Code

Upgrade SmartThings DIY customers to Crestron pro home automation … or add ZigBee and Z-Wave to existing Crestron smart-home systems with free, updated integration code on github.

Julie Jacobson · September 24, 2018

The Smartest Water Leak Detectors at CEDIA Expo 2018

Equipped with artificial intelligence, integration capability, water leak and water valve controllers give pros a new product category to pursue.

Lisa Montgomery · September 18, 2018

Hands On: Telguard’s Arlo Go Mobile Camera Goes Anywhere, Provides Dealer RMR

Selling Telguard’s Arlo Go all-wireless cameras is one of the few ways home-technology integrators can earn recurring revenue (RMR) on cellular service without selling back-up cellular for security systems.

Julie Jacobson · August 30, 2018

New Samsung SmartThings Wifi Melds Home Automation Hub with Plume Mesh Wi-Fi

‘Next iteration’ of Samsung Connect Home is full-fledged SmartThings hub with ZigBee and Z-Wave, plus mesh Wi-Fi from Plume, featuring ‘AI-based network optimization.’ New $15 ZigBee home-automation ‘Button’ launched.

Julie Jacobson · August 13, 2018

Apple Joins Mesh Networking Group Thread as HomeKit Rumors Swirl

The rumor mill is reaching peak production this week, as Apple bolsters its mesh networking by joining Thread Group.

Andrew Nichols · August 10, 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

Honeywell DIY, Alexa Enabled Smart Home Security System Now Available

Honeywell’s DIY system features an integrated 1080p wide-angle HD camera with night vision, 145-degree viewing, and facial recognition.

CE Pro Editors · August 02, 2018

Fibaro Home Automation Acquired for $73M by European Controls Co.

Nice Group acquires Fibaro (Fibar Group S.A.), popular maker of Z-Wave sensors and smart-home hubs, shortly after acquiring Abode, a DIY security and home-automation company with professionally monitored alarm systems.

Julie Jacobson · July 13, 2018

Lutron Melds with Z-Wave in Pinball Wizard’s Playful Smart Home

Buchan Consulting integrated an old hardwired Lutron HomeWorks system with new Z-Wave lighting and controllers to create one seamless Elan home-automation system for the guy who designed the iconic ‘Attack from Mars’ pinball machine.

Julie Jacobson · June 28, 2018

Z-Wave ‘Hack’ is Old News; ‘Vulnerability’ is Deliberate

Z-Wave Alliance says home-automation “hack” reported last week is rehash of 2013 “threat,” and less of a flaw than a “conscious decision.”

Julie Jacobson · May 28, 2018