By Julie Jacobson · May 18, 2018 • Acquiring a national alarm company could help Amazon increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), but also pave the way for Amazon to become a chief security officer (CSO) and managed service provider for the home.
By Jason Knott · May 16, 2018 • In 2017, CEDIA announced the Amazon Home Technology Pro Engagement Program, but it appears that integrators have been hesitant to embrace the program.
By CE Pro Editors · May 9, 2018 • Amazon partners with national homebuilder Lennar to create Alexa-enabled smart homes in select cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
By Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2018 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson conjures up "the big story" on new Amazon Smart Security Services, including an army of licensed alarm installers, Amazon's own central monitoring station, Ring and Zonoff-inspired smart-home services, Amazon Key and more. (Spoiler: She was wrong.)
By CE Pro Editors · April 27, 2018 • With five different service tiers, the new home security portal's offerings run from $240 to $840.
By Julie Jacobson · April 10, 2018 • All those rich people who purchase smart-home systems and big TVs on Amazon ... are they "not your customers anyway" or do they just want a simple buying experience, a la Uber and Amazon?
By Jason Knott · March 28, 2018 • With the proliferation of front door camera systems such as Ring, Nest Hello, and others, the liability and ownership rights to the images is coming to the forefront.
By Jason Knott · March 20, 2018 • Backed by $10M from Amazon Alexa fund, voice-controlled Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller pairs with 'first-ever' residential wireless flow meter for app-based smart home irrigation control.
By CE Pro Editors · March 16, 2018 • ADT credits marketing and installation efficiencies for 4% revenue gain. Breakeven point per subsidized installation cut to 2.5 years. Possible Amazon partnership on table.
By Jason Knott · March 2, 2018 • Video: CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson presents a 30-minute "CEDIA Talk" during ISE 2018, encouraging integrators to embrace some of the principles that make Uber and Amazon so attractive to consumers.
By Robert Archer · March 1, 2018 • With Baby Boomers re-prioritizing their spending, the high-performance audio industry needs to appeal to younger audiences. Millennials (and the young-at-heart) who market high-quality music systems share their experiences and advice.
By Steve Karantzoulidis · February 27, 2018 • Further entrenching itself in consumers' homes, Amazon has purchased smart doorbell maker Ring for $1 billion.
By Julie Jacobson · February 19, 2018 • 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.
By Advertorial · January 24, 2018 • Works with Bose program partners with top brands like Amazon, Google, Control4, Crestron and more to provide integrators a way to offer streaming services, voice control and more from homeowners' Bose systems.
By Robert Archer · January 12, 2018 • At CES 2018 Polk Audio introduced its new Polk Command Bar soundbar that features Amazon Alexa voice assistant.