By Rodney Bosch · December 12, 2018 • Mass-market DIY home automation systems work for production homes, but should be deployed with ‘white-glove’ service, and supported after the fact: ‘Connected Home’ panel with DR Horton and KB Homes
By Robert Archer · December 12, 2018 • Superior Bose sound. Unlimited entertainment possibilities: The new Bose family of smart speakers and soundbars has built-in voice control from Amazon Alexa that puts millions of songs at the tip of your tongue. And with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatibility, you can wirelessly stream whatever you want; however you want.
By Andrew Nichols · December 11, 2018 • The wait continues for those looking to ask Google Assistant questions via Sonos, but keen Sonos fans can sign up for private beta testing taking place over the next few months.
By Jason Knott · December 11, 2018 • Brilliant's new smart switches with built-in voice control can automate the dumb old lights ... and virtually every other connected device in the house.
By Jay Basen · October 17, 2018 • Amazon software update allows users to assign Alexa devices to multiple music groups.
By CE Pro Editors · October 4, 2018 • International Data Corporation report says smart speaker and other smart home devices sales will grow at quick clip over the next five years. Smart Home Devices Market Forecast to Be Growing Globally at 31% Annual Clip (SSI Title)
By Robert Archer · October 1, 2018 • Some of the new features built into the new Bluesound Gen 2i line of products include dual-band WiFi, Apple AirPlay2 and the latest generation Bluetooth formats.
By Julie Jacobson · September 28, 2018 • Amazon's new Alexa lineup, including Gen 3 Echo Dot, speakerless Input, first subwoofer, and Link amp, could affect the smart-home installation channel and Sonos position in unexpected ways.
By Julie Jacobson · 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.
By CE Pro Editors · 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]
By CE Pro Editors · September 21, 2018 • ADT says Alexa Guard, new audio analytic service from Amazon, "deepens Amazon's marketing and distribution relationship with ADT."
By CE Pro Editors · 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.
By CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2018 • New Echo devices let you add a subwoofer to your Echo devices, amplify or stream high-fidelity music to your existing home audio system (Echo Link), and add Alexa to your own speaker (Echo Input).
By Robert Archer · 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.
By Lisa Montgomery · September 18, 2018 • ShadeCraft and Screen Innovations launch smart patio umbrellas for a new twist on outdoor installations.