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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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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…

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.

CEDIA Find: Airthinx is First Pure-Play IAQ System to Target Smart-Home Channel

CEDIA Find: Airthinx is First Pure-Play IAQ System to Target Smart-Home Channel

August 08, 2018 Measuring nine environmental conditions, IoT-enabled Airthinx integrates with home automation to optimize indoor air quality (IAQ) for wellness, productivity and energy savings.

Get Ready for Google Assistant Smart Displays, Starting with Lenovo

Get Ready for Google Assistant Smart Displays, Starting with Lenovo

July 30, 2018 Lenovo Smart Display ($199) is first Google Assistant with a screen -- ideal for consumers married to the Google ecosystem, including Maps, Calendar, Nest, Android phones, Duo video calling, Android Things and more.

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.

Smart Kitchen Appliances Still Misunderstood

Smart Kitchen Appliances Still Misunderstood

July 11, 2018 Despite their ability to be controlled via apps and simplify chores, kitchen appliances are being adopted by few homeowners.

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.

Savant Launches Cloud Platforms for Home-Automation Config, Management, Service

Savant Launches Cloud Platforms for Home-Automation Config, Management, Service

June 29, 2018 New Savant Central Management and Savant Studio let dealers ditch the computer for programming and manage all their home-automation projects and clients in one cloud-based portal.

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

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

June 28, 2018 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.

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.

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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.

CEDIA Find: Airthinx is First Pure-Play IAQ System to Target Smart-Home Channel

CEDIA Find: Airthinx is First Pure-Play IAQ System to Target Smart-Home Channel

August 08, 2018 Measuring nine environmental conditions, IoT-enabled Airthinx integrates with home automation to optimize indoor air quality (IAQ) for wellness, productivity and energy savings.

Get Ready for Google Assistant Smart Displays, Starting with Lenovo

Get Ready for Google Assistant Smart Displays, Starting with Lenovo

July 30, 2018 Lenovo Smart Display ($199) is first Google Assistant with a screen -- ideal for consumers married to the Google ecosystem, including Maps, Calendar, Nest, Android phones, Duo video calling, Android Things and more.

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.

Savant Launches Cloud Platforms for Home-Automation Config, Management, Service

Savant Launches Cloud Platforms for Home-Automation Config, Management, Service

June 29, 2018 New Savant Central Management and Savant Studio let dealers ditch the computer for programming and manage all their home-automation projects and clients in one cloud-based portal.

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.

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.

Sonnen’s Home Energy Storage System Yields RMR from ‘Virtual Power Plants’

Sonnen’s Home Energy Storage System Yields RMR from ‘Virtual Power Plants’

April 11, 2018 Sonnen EcoLinx home battery storage system is targeted solely at the custom integration channel, with RMR opportunity to create Virtual Power Plants for the smart power grid.

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

March 26, 2018 Via the My Leviton app, users can integrate Wi-Fi dimmers, switches, and plug-in adapters with Nest cameras, thermostats and smoke/CO detectors, without the need for a home-automation hub.

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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.

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.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Advertorial · March 20, 2017 Interactive webinars explain the simplicity of smart home integration.

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Advertorial · February 22, 2017 The simple answer to a question, which is bothering a whole industry.

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.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

June 01, 2016 Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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...
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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...
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Control4

Control4
Control4 offers the ultimate home automation solution by making the products and systems you already have and use everyday, work together. By integrating everything from lighting control, music, home theater, climate control,...
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Cool Automation

Cool Automation
Meet us at CEDIA Expo in Denver: Sept 11 – 13, 2014 (Booth# 1241). CoolAutomation will exhibit its innovative gateways and control solutions that have become most popular among home automation integrators and HVAC...
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Core Brands

Core Brands
Core Brands combines innovative connected technology platforms with iconic brands to deliver a portfolio of control, audio, power management and video distribution solutions to its channel partners and end users. The...
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ELK Products

ELK Products
ELK is a leading designer and provider of personalized home and business security, energy conservation management and convenience solutions. ELK has a long history of creating simple, yet innovative products that have now...
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