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Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

New Alexa Guard turns Amazon Echo into sound-recognition device, alerting users and professional monitoring stations to smoke/CO alarms and glass…

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Séura Smart Mirror Reflects Growing Bathroom Renovation Opportunity

Séura Smart Mirror is redesigned at CEDIA Expo 2018 with more than one million available widgets or apps.

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

September 21, 2018 New Alexa Guard turns Amazon Echo into sound-recognition device, alerting users and professional monitoring stations to smoke/CO alarms and glass breaks; first partner ADT sees stock price soar.

Control4 C4Yourself Day Redux Coming October 18

Control4 C4Yourself Day Redux Coming October 18

September 21, 2018 Control4 Certified Showrooms worldwide will hold a second C4Yourself Day on October 18 designed to showcase latest smart home innovations.

ABB Launches ABB-free@home Smart Home Control Platform

ABB Launches ABB-free@home Smart Home Control Platform

September 21, 2018 ABB's latest smart home solution can be integrated with Philips Hue, Sonos speakers, and features Amazon Alexa voice-control.

Amazon Announces ADT Pulse as Professional Installation and Monitoring Solution for Alexa Guard [PR]

Amazon Announces ADT Pulse as Professional Installation and Monitoring Solution for Alexa Guard [PR]

September 21, 2018 ADT says Alexa Guard, new audio analytic service from Amazon, "deepens Amazon's marketing and distribution relationship with ADT."

Amazon’s Big Alexa New-Product News: Alexa Guard, TIDAL Streaming, Local Control, More [PR]

September 21, 2018 Amazon launches new capabilities across Routines, Music, Smart Home, Home Monitoring, Alexa Calling, Amazon FreeTime on Alexa and more; features begin rolling out to select new and existing Echo devices in the coming months.

Product Briefs: WiSA Certification; Stampede, Klipsch; Brandsource Co-op: RTI Samsung Driver

Product Briefs: WiSA Certification; Stampede, Klipsch; Brandsource Co-op: RTI Samsung Driver

September 20, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

5G is Home Tech’s ‘Most Impactful Trend’ in 20 Years: CEDIA Roundtable

5G is Home Tech’s ‘Most Impactful Trend’ in 20 Years: CEDIA Roundtable

September 20, 2018 CEDIA Expo 2018: 5G might be a year away, but smart-home integrators should start prepping now for the next-gen cellular service, with its major implications for IoT, content delivery and mobility.

J. Geiger ‘Utterly Failed’ on Infringement Claims Against Lutron’s Palladiom Motorized Shades

J. Geiger ‘Utterly Failed’ on Infringement Claims Against Lutron’s Palladiom Motorized Shades

September 19, 2018 Adopted as the motorized shading line for Savant home automation, J Geiger filed for a preliminary injunction against Lutron for alleged patent and trade-dress infringements, but judge rules Geiger presented 'not a scintilla of evidence' on certain claims.


Intermatic Smart In-Wall Lighting Timer Sidesteps Installer Pain Points

September 19, 2018 The Intermatic Ascend STW700W Smart In-Wall Lighting Timer is a new smart home device that allows for lighting schedules and on-the-fly lighting control adjustments from its companion iOS and Android app.

Robotic Patio Umbrellas a New Product Category for Pro Channel

Robotic Patio Umbrellas a New Product Category for Pro Channel

September 18, 2018 ShadeCraft and Screen Innovations launch smart patio umbrellas for a new twist on outdoor installations.

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Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

September 21, 2018 New Alexa Guard turns Amazon Echo into sound-recognition device, alerting users and professional monitoring stations to smoke/CO alarms and glass breaks; first partner ADT sees stock price soar.

ABB Launches ABB-free@home Smart Home Control Platform

ABB Launches ABB-free@home Smart Home Control Platform

September 21, 2018 ABB's latest smart home solution can be integrated with Philips Hue, Sonos speakers, and features Amazon Alexa voice-control.

Product Briefs: WiSA Certification; Stampede, Klipsch; Brandsource Co-op: RTI Samsung Driver

Product Briefs: WiSA Certification; Stampede, Klipsch; Brandsource Co-op: RTI Samsung Driver

September 20, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.


Intermatic Smart In-Wall Lighting Timer Sidesteps Installer Pain Points

September 19, 2018 The Intermatic Ascend STW700W Smart In-Wall Lighting Timer is a new smart home device that allows for lighting schedules and on-the-fly lighting control adjustments from its companion iOS and Android app.

Robotic Patio Umbrellas a New Product Category for Pro Channel

Robotic Patio Umbrellas a New Product Category for Pro Channel

September 18, 2018 ShadeCraft and Screen Innovations launch smart patio umbrellas for a new twist on outdoor installations.

Elan Intelligent Video Doorbell Features Tamper Resistant Tech

Elan Intelligent Video Doorbell Features Tamper Resistant Tech

September 10, 2018 During the CEDIA Expo 2018 show in San Diego, the new Elan Intelligent Video Doorbell made its market debut.

LumaStream and Vantage Collaborate to Create Tunable White LED Lighting System

LumaStream and Vantage Collaborate to Create Tunable White LED Lighting System

September 07, 2018 Combining LumaStream's tunable fixtures and Vantage's lighting control capabilities, the new tunable white LED lighting system can match the sunrise/sunset schedule of any location.

Integrators Can See More of SeeLess Solutions at CEDIA 2018

Integrators Can See More of SeeLess Solutions at CEDIA 2018

September 07, 2018 SeeLess Solutions' product line, from integrator Shalom Illouz of Powerfull Systems in L.A., aims to conceal keypads, thermostats, smoke detectors and other products in a design-friendly solution.

CE Pro Names 2018 BEST Award Winners at CEDIA Expo

CE Pro Names 2018 BEST Award Winners at CEDIA Expo

September 06, 2018 Celebrating the most noteworthy new products and technologies of 2018, the CE Pro BEST Award winners are honored this week at CEDIA Expo 2018.

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

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

August 30, 2018 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.

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Lighting Control Special Report: Exclusive Research

Lighting Control Special Report: Exclusive Research

The first-ever in-depth CE Pro research reveals profit, pricing, scale and popular elements in lighting control installations.

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.

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

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

Advertorial · January 26, 2018 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.

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.

Latest Trends in Security and Home Automation

Latest Trends in Security and Home Automation

This one-hour Security Sales & Integration (CEPro's sister site) webcast will help security dealers and home technologists better understand the current state of the smart home.

Get Your Customer’s House In Sync! Integrating Third-Party Devices with Home Automation Systems

Get Your Customer’s House In Sync! Integrating Third-Party Devices with Home Automation Systems

Informational webinar originally recorded live on August 9th looks at some best practices for creating a solid Home Automation, Entertainment, and Control platform for your customers.

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

Popular Technologies for Outdoor Living

The first-ever CE Pro Outdoor Technology Study presents the most popular technologies for outdoor living and the frequently used brands.

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2D2C

2D2C
SafePlug® Products are developed and sold by 2D2C, Inc. (d/b/a SafePlug). SafePlug uses patented technologies that can significantly reduce or eliminate household electrical fires and electrocutions. These technologies...
www.safeplug.com
Anthem

Anthem AV
For more than two decades, Anthem® has manufactured award-winning high-end audio/video equipment for music, home theater and distributed audio. Our products are used at all levels of music reproduction.
www.anthemav.com
Aprilaire

Aprilaire
At Aprilaire, we know how important comfort and health are to you and your family. That’s why we’re committed to helping you control indoor air quality (IAQ). Our mission is to provide superior whole-home indoor...
www.AprilairePartners.com
ATON

ATON
ATON’s system technologies are built on years of expertise in Audio and Video Routing, Control Systems and Loudspeaker Design. This combined knowledge has led to a comprehensive new line of Digital Signal Routing...
Autonomic

Autonomic
Autonomic is recognized as a leading manufacturer of complete whole-house music systems.  As innovators with a core competency for audio and control, Autonomic offers the ultimate standalone entertainment solution that...
www.autonomic-controls.com
Basalte

Basalte
Basalte develops and commercializes design products for smart home systems. The company was founded in 2008 in Ghent, Belgium. In only a few years, Basalte has built a product range which is now distributed in more than 55...
www.basalte.us
Beam

Beam
For 60 Years, BEAM has been a leading manufacturer of central vacuum systems.  Best-in-class products now available in over 50 countries! BEAM buyers do so with confidence. When you simply want the best in your home,...
www.beamvac.com
Benolli smart systems

Benolli smart systems
Benolli has quickly established itself as a leader in advanced control and automation technology for residential and commercial use. Combining design, detailed engineering, software planning and technical advancements to...
www.benolli.com
Clare Controls

Clare Controls
Who are we? Clare Controls is a manufacturer of intelligent automation solutions. With a team of some of the brightest and most experienced leaders and engineers in the business, we bring an educated, skilled, creative, and...
www.clarecontrols.com
CMI Interiors Inc.

CMI Interiors Inc.
CMI was established in 1993 as a premiere source for both motorized and manual window covering products serving the interior designer, architectural and home automation community. CMI offers a complete line of interior and...
www.cmiinteriorsinc.com
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