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Pros & Cons of Curated Smart-Home Ecosystems vs. Open IoT Platforms

Open smart-home ecosystems with extreme integration capabilities might look good on paper, but curated IoT solutions can improve user experience.

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Home Renovation Becomes Tennessee Integrator’s Smart Home Showcase

Hugh and Joyce Cobb flipped their Woodbury, Tenn., home into Cobb Home Innovations' Experience Center smart home…

Pros & Cons of Curated Smart-Home Ecosystems vs. Open IoT Platforms

Pros & Cons of Curated Smart-Home Ecosystems vs. Open IoT Platforms

December 08, 2017 Open smart-home ecosystems with extreme integration capabilities might look good on paper, but curated IoT solutions can improve user experience. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

4 Reasons to Install Biometric Access Controls for Smart Homes

4 Reasons to Install Biometric Access Controls for Smart Homes

By Mohammed Murad · December 08, 2017 Iris/eye scanner biometrics are cool, proven, affordable and simple to install in smart home access control applications.

10 Reasons Why Silicon Labs’ Acquisition of Sigma is Awesome for Z-Wave

10 Reasons Why Silicon Labs’ Acquisition of Sigma is Awesome for Z-Wave

December 07, 2017 IoT chip-maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) to acquire Z-Wave technology owner Sigma Designs (SIGM), giving a big boost to the home-automation standard.

Yes You Can Turn Off Sonos Wi-Fi: No More Broadcast Storms!

Yes You Can Turn Off Sonos Wi-Fi: No More Broadcast Storms!

December 07, 2017 Users hate that Sonos unleashes a Wi-Fi broadcast storm even if you’re not using a wireless SonosNet connection. Now Domotz running on a Luxul router lets you kill the RF.

StratIS Now Monitors 200,000 ‘Smart Home’ Rentals for MDUs

StratIS Now Monitors 200,000 ‘Smart Home’ Rentals for MDUs

December 06, 2017 StratIS Software as a Service (SaaS) allows thermostat, doorlock, IoT and voice control both individually by tenants and globally by property managers for monthly fees.

Home Renovation Becomes Tennessee Integrator’s Smart Home Showcase

Home Renovation Becomes Tennessee Integrator’s Smart Home Showcase

December 05, 2017 Hugh and Joyce Cobb flipped their Woodbury, Tenn., home into Cobb Home Innovations' Experience Center smart home featuring RTI controls, JVC projection, Sonos multiroom audio and more.

20 Smart Home Technologies Way Ahead of Their Time

20 Smart Home Technologies Way Ahead of Their Time

November 30, 2017 Home Automation and home entertainment products and technologies that coulda shoulda woulda had a longer life span, if only .... Remember Kenwood Sovereign Entre? Frox? Premise Systems? WebTV? Philips Streamium?

Neeo Founder Raphael Oberholzer Responds to Mixed ‘Reviews’ of Remote Control

Neeo Founder Raphael Oberholzer Responds to Mixed ‘Reviews’ of Remote Control

November 29, 2017 Neeo's Oberholzer takes issue with CE Pro's coverage of software glitches reported by Kickstarter backers who waited 2.5 years for the much-ballyhooed remote control and home-automation system.

Bob Archer’s 2017 Products of the Year: Audio, Video, Home Automation

Bob Archer’s 2017 Products of the Year: Audio, Video, Home Automation

November 29, 2017 CE Pro senior editor Bob Archer picks his 11 favorite products of 2017 from companies including Stewart Filmscreen, Control4, Epson, NAD, Meridian, Just Add Power and more.

‘1980’s radio shack called, they want their remote back…’

‘1980’s radio shack called, they want their remote back…’

November 28, 2017 New Crestron HR 310 hard-button remote control has taken flak on social media, but CE Pro's Julie Jacobson happens to love the product, the buttons ... and the '80s.

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Yes You Can Turn Off Sonos Wi-Fi: No More Broadcast Storms!

Yes You Can Turn Off Sonos Wi-Fi: No More Broadcast Storms!

December 07, 2017 Users hate that Sonos unleashes a Wi-Fi broadcast storm even if you’re not using a wireless SonosNet connection. Now Domotz running on a Luxul router lets you kill the RF.

StratIS Now Monitors 200,000 ‘Smart Home’ Rentals for MDUs

StratIS Now Monitors 200,000 ‘Smart Home’ Rentals for MDUs

December 06, 2017 StratIS Software as a Service (SaaS) allows thermostat, doorlock, IoT and voice control both individually by tenants and globally by property managers for monthly fees.

Neeo Founder Raphael Oberholzer Responds to Mixed ‘Reviews’ of Remote Control

Neeo Founder Raphael Oberholzer Responds to Mixed ‘Reviews’ of Remote Control

November 29, 2017 Neeo's Oberholzer takes issue with CE Pro's coverage of software glitches reported by Kickstarter backers who waited 2.5 years for the much-ballyhooed remote control and home-automation system.

‘1980’s radio shack called, they want their remote back…’

‘1980’s radio shack called, they want their remote back…’

November 28, 2017 New Crestron HR 310 hard-button remote control has taken flak on social media, but CE Pro's Julie Jacobson happens to love the product, the buttons ... and the '80s.

Crestron Outlines 2018 Resi Roadmap including Pyng Video; Cuts Dealer Base by 20%

Crestron Outlines 2018 Resi Roadmap including Pyng Video; Cuts Dealer Base by 20%

November 27, 2017 Home-automation leader Crestron cuts dealers while adding new products including motorized shades, Pyng video control, two new remotes, updated A/V over IP solutions, DM 4K with HDR, and a new line of keypads.

CES 2018: 10 New Smart Home & IoT Devices + Their Prospects for Success

CES 2018: 10 New Smart Home & IoT Devices + Their Prospects for Success

November 24, 2017 CES 2018 Innovation Awards include usual smart-home winners like Nest, Ring and Arlo, but also interesting newbies boasting AI, security, home automation, lighting control and more. Will they make it? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Integrator Kris Hogg Reviews Neeo Remote: It’s Great if you Understand Limitations

Integrator Kris Hogg Reviews Neeo Remote: It’s Great if you Understand Limitations

November 20, 2017 Longtime CEDIA integrator Kris Hogg dives into Neeo remote and home-control system, saying it's a fine product with lots of promise if you temper expectations. Bugs with Sonos, Philips Hue, Fire TV sure to be addressed.

Early Reviews of Neeo Remote Control: Gorgeous Hardware, Flawed Software

Early Reviews of Neeo Remote Control: Gorgeous Hardware, Flawed Software

November 17, 2017 After 2.5 years of waiting, early Kickstarter backers unbox their Neeo remote controls to find beautiful hardware but flaky software for anything but common IR commands. They see potential, though.

Responding to ADT Lawsuit, Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders, Promises New Model

Responding to ADT Lawsuit, Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders, Promises New Model

November 08, 2017 Ring refunds preorders for Ring Protect, Best Buy pulls promos, smart home and security industries pray for ADT win in lawsuit claiming Ring stole IP from Zonoff, ADT’s development partner.

Why a Big Security Dealer and a One-Man Smart-Home Guy Both Use Elk M1

Why a Big Security Dealer and a One-Man Smart-Home Guy Both Use Elk M1

Advertorial · November 06, 2017 Keyth Technologies is a large security dealer that barely touches home automation. Delmore Security is a one-man shop that specializes in smart-home integration. Both use Elk Products' M1 system as their go-to controller.

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Control4 Home of the Year Smart Home Project Showcase

Control4 Home of the Year Smart Home Project Showcase

Take a look at the award-winning projects in this Control4 showcase for proof of its widespread adoption. Honored by Electronic House as 2017 Home of the Year recipients, these 13 inspiring smart home projects demonstrate how a Control4 system can simplify and streamline the operation of a rack of home theater equipment, an outdoor entertainment area, or an entire house. Lights, thermostats, A/V gear, motorized shades, irrigation systems, electric door locks, surveillance cameras, and more can all be easily and conveniently monitored, managed, and controlled through Control4’s impressive range of user interfaces.

Designing an Audio System: From the Home Theater to the Whole House

Designing an Audio System: From the Home Theater to the Whole House

This free webcast which was originally recorded live on April 26th covers the decisions dealers need to make in designing and specifying home audio systems.

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Advertorial · April 05, 2017 Somfy, the leading manufacturer of motors for shading is helping to usher in a modern era of residential utility management that combines the benefits of natural sunlight and traditional lighting, heating and cooling systems.

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

Advertorial · October 04, 2016 How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

August 15, 2016 Originally recorded LIVE on 08/31/16: Learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business.

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Oliver Hall, Ultamation · March 16, 2016 UK-based Ultamation is releasing an Apple TV driver (through Gen 4) for Crestron home automation systems. Managing Director explains the magic of SIMPL# programming language.

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

New! Ultimate (Searchable) Guide to Home Automation at CES 2016, 100+ Pages

February 01, 2016 100+ pages of home automation, IoT, security and the smart home right here, with full text of the presentation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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