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Google Launches ‘Continued Conversation’ Feature for Google Home Devices

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Google Launches ‘Continued Conversation’ Feature for Google Home Devices

Google Launches ‘Continued Conversation’ Feature for Google Home Devices

June 21, 2018 Originally announced at Google I/O in May, the company's latest Home update includes the ability to hold a conversation with Google Assistant voice control.

Vivint Adds Google Wifi, Google Home to Smart-Home Installs

Vivint Adds Google Wifi, Google Home to Smart-Home Installs

June 20, 2018 Security and home-automation giant Vivint doubles down on Google, adding Google Wifi mesh networking, Google Home with voice control, and Nest Thermostat E to smart-home installs.

Insurtech Innovations: Amtrust Offers Warranties, Tech Support for Fing-Discovered Devices

Insurtech Innovations: Amtrust Offers Warranties, Tech Support for Fing-Discovered Devices

June 18, 2018 AmTrust's innovative TapSafe IoT initiative has Fing scan networks for connected devices, and then offers smart-home warranties and tech-support on-the-fly based on risk-assessment profiles.

Massive Garage Gets Fully Automated with Savant to House Rare Car Collection

Massive Garage Gets Fully Automated with Savant to House Rare Car Collection

June 15, 2018 Integrator BlueSpeed AV outfits 7,000-square-foot garage with a Savant smart home control, as well as Lutron lighting and shades, to help client display rare cars.

NASCAR’s Bobby Labonte Revs up New Smart Home With ELAN System

NASCAR’s Bobby Labonte Revs up New Smart Home With ELAN System

June 13, 2018 When Labonte purchased his dream home and wanted smart home capabilities, local integrator Advanced Tech Systems suggested an ELAN home automation system.

Alexa is Top Voice-Control for Smart-Home Pros, but Google Gains - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Alexa is Top Voice-Control for Smart-Home Pros, but Google Gains - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 06, 2018 Amazon Alexa, not surprisingly, is the top voice-control brand among CE Pro 100 high-revenue integrators, but Google Assistant is starting to register, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

Sacramento Showroom Flip Makes Smart Home ‘So Easy to Sell’

Sacramento Showroom Flip Makes Smart Home ‘So Easy to Sell’

June 06, 2018 Liberty Bell Smart Home transformed Control4-certified showroom to promote simple security and home-automation packages based on Alarm.com and Interlogix Ultrasync on the lower end, Control4 at the higher end.

Control4 Certified Showroom Helps Audio Video Experience Change its Tune

Control4 Certified Showroom Helps Audio Video Experience Change its Tune

June 05, 2018 Audio Video Experience has invested significant resources into its new Control4 Certified Showroom to demonstrate to its clients the benefits of an automated home, while providing them with easy-to-use and high-performance A/V.

Apple TV to get IP Control via Crestron, Control4, Savant Remotes

Apple TV to get IP Control via Crestron, Control4, Savant Remotes

June 04, 2018 Announced at WWDC 2018, Crestron, Control4 and Savant home automation systems will be able to control Apple TVs via IP in the new iOS 12; Dolby Atmos support comes to tvOS.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

June 04, 2018 CE Pro 100 dealers, the largest smart-home pros in North America, reveal their top brands in home-tech categories such as audio, video, networking, home automation, HDMI cables and lighting controls.

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Google Launches ‘Continued Conversation’ Feature for Google Home Devices

Google Launches ‘Continued Conversation’ Feature for Google Home Devices

June 21, 2018 Originally announced at Google I/O in May, the company's latest Home update includes the ability to hold a conversation with Google Assistant voice control.

Alexa is Top Voice-Control for Smart-Home Pros, but Google Gains - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

Alexa is Top Voice-Control for Smart-Home Pros, but Google Gains - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

June 06, 2018 Amazon Alexa, not surprisingly, is the top voice-control brand among CE Pro 100 high-revenue integrators, but Google Assistant is starting to register, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

Whisker Labs’ AI-Driven Ting Could be Huge Breakthrough in Fire Prevention

Whisker Labs’ AI-Driven Ting Could be Huge Breakthrough in Fire Prevention

May 30, 2018 Exploiting Whisker Labs' machine-learning heritage, the Ting IoT device plugs into any wall outlet, detecting electromagnet anomalies across the entire electrical network, and warning homeowners of potential arcs and faults that could lead to dangerous fires. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Avnet IoT Starter Kit Offers Smart Device Manufacturers a Turnkey Solution

Avnet IoT Starter Kit Offers Smart Device Manufacturers a Turnkey Solution

May 07, 2018 With the Internet of Things rapidly gaining momentum, Avnet's Visible Things Industrial IoT Starter Kit can help manufacturers to deliver state-of-the-art IoT solutions through its array of connectivity and security features.

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

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

May 01, 2018 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.

Crestron Developer Reviews TSR-310 Remote: ‘Favorite Remote Yet’

Crestron Developer Reviews TSR-310 Remote: ‘Favorite Remote Yet’

Troy Morgan, ADAPT · April 25, 2018 Beyond the pretty face, Crestron's new TSR-310 touchscreen remote boasts some of the best tweaks in the biz, like fast Wi-Fi wake-up, "flawless" voice control and optimized backlighting, says ADAPT's Troy Morgan.

Elan + 2Gig + Integrated NVR Makes Unique Security, Surveillance, Home Automation Combo

Elan + 2Gig + Integrated NVR Makes Unique Security, Surveillance, Home Automation Combo

April 20, 2018 At ISC West 2018, Nortek Security & Control (NSC) demonstrated new Elan IP cameras and NVRs, integrated with Elan home automation system and 2Gig security - a first in the home-control category.

DMP Security System Integrates with Ring Video Doorbells

DMP Security System Integrates with Ring Video Doorbells

April 18, 2018 DMP security panels already integrate with home-automation devices through the company's Virtual Keypad. At ISC West 2018, the company announced integration with Ring Video Doorbells.

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

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

April 12, 2018 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.

Ultimate ISC Tech Guide: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

Ultimate ISC Tech Guide: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

April 11, 2018 ISC West 2018 teems with new security and home-automation products highlighting trends in video surveillance & analtyics, AI-enabled alarm sensors, assisted-DIY solutions and more. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has it here.

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CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

June 04, 2018 CE Pro 100 dealers, the largest smart-home pros in North America, reveal their top brands in home-tech categories such as audio, video, networking, home automation, HDMI cables and lighting controls.

ISC 2018 Preview: New Trends, Technologies, Business Models in Security and IoT

ISC 2018 Preview: Trends, Technologies and New Business Models in Security and IoT

March 13, 2018 APRIL 5, 2018, 2PM ET: This one-hour Webinar looks at new trends in security and home automation, including emerging technologies, competitive landscape, DIY developments, and new business models. PLUS: preview of new products and themes for ISC 2018.

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

Scott Goldfine with Julie Jacobson · March 12, 2018 Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20 per month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

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

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.

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.

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