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Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Smart Home

Mental Health Benefits of Owning a Smart Home

Jenny Weinberg · October 16, 2017 Home automation systems satisfy neurological, physiological and psychological instincts in humans, including stress reduction and fulfillment of immediate gratification.

Amazon Details ‘Custom Home Service’ Featuring CEDIA Smart Home Pros

Amazon Details ‘Custom Home Service’ Featuring CEDIA Smart Home Pros

October 12, 2017 Amazon brings vast consumer awareness to smart home automation, along with a lead referral program and open API.

Z-Wave’s New ‘SmartStart’ Dramatically Simplifies Home Automation Installs

Z-Wave’s New ‘SmartStart’ Dramatically Simplifies Home Automation Installs

October 11, 2017 SmartStart allows dealers and vendors to easily provision Z-Wave home automation devices off-site, so the entire system is ready control when the products are powered up at home. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Google Home Max, Nest Home Automation, Machine Learning: Can Anyone Beat Google?

Google Home Max, Nest Home Automation, Machine Learning: Can Anyone Beat Google?

October 10, 2017 The theme of Google's big press event last week was: Stuff just happens. No downloads. No "skills." New Google Home Max, potential Sonos buster, listens and learns for "smarter sound," and Nest home automation magically joins the ecosystem. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Ring Protect Shatters Price Barriers for Security Monitoring, Video Storage

Ring Protect Shatters Price Barriers for Security Monitoring, Video Storage

October 02, 2017 Ring Protect DIY security and home automation system debuts with ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular and no-contract professional alarm monitoring with such absurdly low fees you wonder how they make money. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro.)

Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG

Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG

October 02, 2017 Best Buy to sell new 2GIG-based security panel with Samsung SmartThings home-automation hub inside, including ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, security-sensor, and cellular radios. Presumably UL-listed for fire and life safety, with no-contract monitoring by ADT. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Key Home Automation Takeaways from Amazon Echo Plus & New Alexa Services

Key Home Automation Takeaways from Amazon Echo Plus & New Alexa Services

September 29, 2017 Amazon's new home-automation play includes ZigBee-enabled Echo Plus (not Z-Wave?) and Alexa services such as Routines, enabling macros to be activated by voice control or time and day. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

ADT vs. Harris Trial Begins, with Ring and Zonoff in the IoT Mix

ADT vs. Harris Trial Begins, with Ring and Zonoff in the IoT Mix

September 27, 2017 In ADT Holdings vs. Mike Harris, testimony begins on the acquisition of Zonoff's IoT assets by Bot Home Automation (dba Ring.com). Ring revenues revealed.(Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Core Brands Rallies Around Elan at CEDIA

Core Brands Rallies Around Elan at CEDIA

September 22, 2017 Core Brands focuses on Elan with new Elan Flagship Program, video-over-IP solution, 12.5% rebate program, builder program and two new slick Elan remote controls.

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

September 21, 2017 Nest Secure, a new UL-listed DIY security and home automation system with professional monitoring by MONI, seems humdrum until you consider implications for IoT protocols Thread and Weave, as well as smart-home installers and the insurance industry (insurtech). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

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Z-Wave’s New ‘SmartStart’ Dramatically Simplifies Home Automation Installs

Z-Wave’s New ‘SmartStart’ Dramatically Simplifies Home Automation Installs

October 11, 2017 SmartStart allows dealers and vendors to easily provision Z-Wave home automation devices off-site, so the entire system is ready control when the products are powered up at home. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Google Home Max, Nest Home Automation, Machine Learning: Can Anyone Beat Google?

Google Home Max, Nest Home Automation, Machine Learning: Can Anyone Beat Google?

October 10, 2017 The theme of Google's big press event last week was: Stuff just happens. No downloads. No "skills." New Google Home Max, potential Sonos buster, listens and learns for "smarter sound," and Nest home automation magically joins the ecosystem. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Ring Protect Shatters Price Barriers for Security Monitoring, Video Storage

Ring Protect Shatters Price Barriers for Security Monitoring, Video Storage

October 02, 2017 Ring Protect DIY security and home automation system debuts with ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular and no-contract professional alarm monitoring with such absurdly low fees you wonder how they make money. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro.)

Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG

Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG

October 02, 2017 Best Buy to sell new 2GIG-based security panel with Samsung SmartThings home-automation hub inside, including ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, security-sensor, and cellular radios. Presumably UL-listed for fire and life safety, with no-contract monitoring by ADT. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Key Home Automation Takeaways from Amazon Echo Plus & New Alexa Services

Key Home Automation Takeaways from Amazon Echo Plus & New Alexa Services

September 29, 2017 Amazon's new home-automation play includes ZigBee-enabled Echo Plus (not Z-Wave?) and Alexa services such as Routines, enabling macros to be activated by voice control or time and day. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

September 21, 2017 Nest Secure, a new UL-listed DIY security and home automation system with professional monitoring by MONI, seems humdrum until you consider implications for IoT protocols Thread and Weave, as well as smart-home installers and the insurance industry (insurtech). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

9 Interesting Home Automation Things You Might Have Missed at CEDIA

9 Interesting Home Automation Things You Might Have Missed at CEDIA

September 19, 2017 CE Pro's Julie Jacobson discovers little home automation products and features that were easy to miss at CEDIA 2017, including Global Cache's potential as a smart-home hub, and good news on Nest API.

Josh.ai Micro Is Complete Voice-Controlled Home Automation Hub for Every Room

Josh.ai Micro Is Complete Voice-Controlled Home Automation Hub for Every Room

August 31, 2017 CEDIA 2017: New voice-controllable Josh Micro features far-field microphones, speakers, sensors, digital dial, touch surfaces, and a complete home-automation processor for every room of the smart house. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Control4 Gets Custom Buttons, Consumer Scheduling, More WebView Drivers for Home Automation

Control4 Gets Custom Buttons, Consumer Scheduling, More WebView Drivers for Home Automation

August 24, 2017 With Control4’s new WebView tool and Chowmain’s new drivers, dealers can create fancy dynamic buttons for home-automation UIs, provide a user-friendly scheduling app for end users, and provide “Contact Us” page. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CEDIA and Icontrol Co-Founder Chris Stevens is Key Exec in Jim Clark’s CommandScape

CEDIA and Icontrol Co-Founder Chris Stevens is Key Exec in Jim Clark’s CommandScape

August 23, 2017 CEDIA and Icontrol co-founder Chris Stevens is a key executive of CommandScape, the new high-end home-automation and building-control system from Netscape founder Jim Clark. Two ADT alums also involved.

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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.

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.

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)

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2015

May 25, 2015 Based on numbers from the annual 2015 CE Pro Brand Analysis, culled from responses to the CE Pro 100 entry form gauging the industry’s highest-revenue integrators, it could be argued that today’s most popular trifecta among dealers would include Sony, SnapAV and Control4.

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