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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…

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Crestron Powered Outdoor Party Space Keeps the Family Safe and Jacuzzi Bubbling

A massive retractable canopy and ultra-amenable automation system let the owners of this outdoor space enjoy A/V come…

Product Briefs: RTI RTiQ; Metra HDMI Discussion; Simply Reliable; Capitol, Russound at CEDIA

Product Briefs: RTI RTiQ; Metra HDMI Discussion; Simply Reliable; Capitol, Russound at CEDIA

August 16, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

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

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

August 13, 2018 ‘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.

Careful on 1099 vs Employee: Wrong Contract Can Bite You in the ... Achilles

Careful on 1099 vs Employee: Wrong Contract Can Bite You in the ... Achilles

August 13, 2018 Security dealer hires full-time 'independent' 1099 salesman who gets bit by a dog during a sales call. Who is liable for medical expenses and lost wages?

40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

August 10, 2018 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.'

Alarm.com Q2 Earnings Beat Previous Record

Alarm.com Q2 Earnings Beat Previous Record

August 09, 2018 Thanks in part to an increase of security camera and thermostat sales, Alarm.com was able to exceed $100 million in total revenue for the first time in company history.

Alarm-Industry Giant Vector Security Opens Retail Shop, Touts Pro-Installed Home Automation

Alarm-Industry Giant Vector Security Opens Retail Shop, Touts Pro-Installed Home Automation

August 08, 2018 The 2,300-square-foot store features security demos and smart home automation technology, like the company's own Amazon Alexa skills used to control smart locks, IoT lighting, and HVAC.

Crestron Powered Outdoor Party Space Keeps the Family Safe and Jacuzzi Bubbling

Crestron Powered Outdoor Party Space Keeps the Family Safe and Jacuzzi Bubbling

August 08, 2018 A massive retractable canopy and ultra-amenable automation system let the owners of this outdoor space enjoy A/V come rain or shine.

Arlo Stock Surges 38% After IPO

Arlo Stock Surges 38% After IPO

August 06, 2018 Sonos who? Arlo Technologies stock soars 38% after IPO with focus on RMR generated from surveillance cameras.

Honeywell DIY, Alexa Enabled Smart Home Security System Now Available

Honeywell DIY, Alexa Enabled Smart Home Security System Now Available

August 02, 2018 Honeywell's DIY system features an integrated 1080p wide-angle HD camera with night vision, 145-degree viewing, and facial recognition.

Control4’s new Intercom Anywhere ‘Elevates the Smart Doorbell’

Control4’s new Intercom Anywhere ‘Elevates the Smart Doorbell’

July 31, 2018 Unlike typical smart doorbells, Control4's Intercom Anywhere ecosystem allows users to activate home automation scenes directly through the app, and communicate across Control4 touchscreens, video door stations and mobile apps.

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Product Briefs: RTI RTiQ; Metra HDMI Discussion; Simply Reliable; Capitol, Russound at CEDIA

Product Briefs: RTI RTiQ; Metra HDMI Discussion; Simply Reliable; Capitol, Russound at CEDIA

August 16, 2018 CE Pro new products - home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

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

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

August 13, 2018 ‘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.

Honeywell DIY, Alexa Enabled Smart Home Security System Now Available

Honeywell DIY, Alexa Enabled Smart Home Security System Now Available

August 02, 2018 Honeywell's DIY system features an integrated 1080p wide-angle HD camera with night vision, 145-degree viewing, and facial recognition.

Control4’s new Intercom Anywhere ‘Elevates the Smart Doorbell’

Control4’s new Intercom Anywhere ‘Elevates the Smart Doorbell’

July 31, 2018 Unlike typical smart doorbells, Control4's Intercom Anywhere ecosystem allows users to activate home automation scenes directly through the app, and communicate across Control4 touchscreens, video door stations and mobile apps.

Bosch-Backed AnyVision Adds AI to Surveillance, but Pixelates Faces for Privacy

Bosch-Backed AnyVision Adds AI to Surveillance, but Pixelates Faces for Privacy

Security Sales & Integration · July 25, 2018 In June, Bosch acquired a 9% stake in Israel-based AnyVision, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based person- and object-recognition technology.

Review: TRENDnet NVR PoE+ Switch Provides Plenty of Power

Review: TRENDnet NVR PoE+ Switch Provides Plenty of Power

July 24, 2018 The TPE-3018L features a bright LED display, and a generous power budget of 220W.

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

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

July 13, 2018 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.

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

July 02, 2018 Private Equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling stake in DIY security provider SimpliSafe. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson reviews synergies with H&F portfolio companies SnapAV, Verisure (Securitas Direct) and HUB International insurance.

2GIG Builds a Better Water Leak Sensor, Nortek Claims

2GIG Builds a Better Water Leak Sensor, Nortek Claims

June 26, 2018 Nortek says 2GIG Water Leak Detector is the first to provide dual-source protection against water leaks and flooding.

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

Alula’s ‘SmartHome Now’ Saves Builders Up Front, Lets Buyers Add Tech Later

June 26, 2018 Alula Connect+ security and home-automation platform can be installed during construction at very low cost to homebuilder, allowing integration with built-in smart-home tech like Pella Insynctive windows and doors.

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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.

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Integrators

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Integrators

Join CE Pro for this informative webcast offering several Cybersecurity Best Practices. Guest speaker Dan Fulmer, president of Fultech Solutions in Jacksonville, Fla., is the co-creator of the CTA cybersecurity program and discusses exactly how he uses a sybersecurity checklist with customers and with his technicians.

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.

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.

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.

Cybersecurity: Act Before You Are Hacked!

Cybersecurity: Act Before You Are Hacked!

Join us for a FREE 1 hour webcast to learn how to protect, who to protect, and what to protect when considering the best solution for your company.

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

Smart Home Predictions for Holiday Season: Security Way Up, IoT Hubs Slip

November 23, 2016 Argus Insights analyzes social chatter and product reviews to determine this season’s winners and losers in various smart home categories. Security cameras dominate; smart lights and home automation hubs lose favor. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Stop Spare Change from Falling Through Holes in Your Company’s Processes

Advertorial · March 31, 2016 Professional Services Automation can make sure billable time doesn’t slip through the cracks and dramatically impact cash flow.

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ADI

ADI
ADI is dedicated to helping your business grow, and as North America’s leading wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products we have the expertise and resources to make it happen. Take advantage of all ADI...
adiglobal.us
ADT

ADT
For more than a century, ADT has been one of today’s most trusted, well known brands in the industry. Today, we serve more than six million customers, making us the largest company of our kind in both the U.S. and Canada....
www.adt.com/customhome
American Communication & Networks Corp.

American Communication & Networks Corp.
Your Door-to-Phone Intercom Solution is here. Bring Convenience, Security & Assistance to your home today with the DOORBELL FON™. This amazing product allows users to answer a door or gate from any telephone in...
www.homephone.com
August Home

August Home
August Home builds smart home access products and services to securely manage the front door from anywhere with a smartphone. Visit August Home at CEDIA booth #1607.
www.august.com
AV LV

AV LV
Originally an integration company, Lifestyle Automation LLC, started on January 2, 2002. We installed Residential Home Automation Systems, Audio Distribution Systems and Home Theaters. We also began representing Manufacturers...
www.av-lv.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
Channel Vision

Channel Vision
Founded in 1993 and ranked among the top companies in the custom electronics industry, Channel Vision Technology is a leading manufacturer of innovative technology products in Home Automation, Surveillance Systems, Structured...
www.channelvision.com
CUJO

CUJO
CUJO is a smart firewall that keeps your connected home safe. From smartphones to laptops, CUJO secures all devices against hacks and web threats. Plus, CUJO lets you control what your kids access online and keep them safe....
www.getcujo.com
IC Realtime

IC Realtime
IC Realtime is a ‘Business to Business’ (B2B) designer and manufacturer of Advanced Video Surveillance systems and software applications. We have established markets in the Americas and the EMEA with offices in...
www.icrealtime.com
Ihiji

ihiji
Ihiji is the foundation of your service operations center. Your technicians can remotely monitor the status of all of your clients’ networks and IP devices.  The customized dashboard shows all Ihiji connected...
www.ihiji.com
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