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40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

By Jason Knott · 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-Industry Giant Vector Security Opens Retail Shop, Touts Pro-Installed Home Automation

By CE Pro Editors · August 8, 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.

The State of Whole-House Audio in the Smart-Home Channel

By Robert Archer · August 6, 2018 • Today’s whole-house audio systems like industry leader Sonos offer a better selection of technologies, price points and control options, which are helping to drive mass-market adoption.

Control4 Hires Charlie Kindel, Amazon Alexa Smart Home Mastermind

By Julie Jacobson · August 2, 2018 • Charlie Kindel, architect of Amazon Alexa in the smart home, has joined home-automation leader Control4 as senior vice president, Products & Services.

CTA Mid-2018 Report: Smart Speakers, 4K TVs to Reach $17B+ in Combined Revenue

By CE Pro Editors · August 1, 2018 • The Consumer Technology Association released its 'U.S Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts' report, which suggests 4K UHD TVs will be the top revenue maker for residential A/V pros.

Microsoft President Wants Facial Recognition Regulated

By CE Pro Editors · July 19, 2018 • In a blog post, Microsoft president Brad Smith emplores Congress to create a bipartisan expert commision to regulate the use of facial recognition technologies.

$155 DEAL - GE’s New Smart Microwave with Scan-to-Cook, Alexa Voice Control

By Julie Jacobson · July 17, 2018 • New smart microwave from GE Appliances offered at $125 with free Amazon Echo Dot - just scan the box for automatic cooking, or 'add 30 seconds' with voice controls. And the GE guy in charge? Last name: Stover.

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

By Julie Jacobson · July 2, 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.

Amazon Alexa’s ‘Jurassic World Revealed’ Brings Voice Control to Gaming

By Andrew Nichols · June 25, 2018 • 'Jurassic World Revealed' game with Amazon Alexa voice interface is another reason for integrators to incorporate voice control in whole-house solutions.

If Amazon Sells Homeowners Insurance with Security and IoT, Game Over?

By Julie Jacobson · June 22, 2018 • Report says Amazon is contemplating selling homeowners insurance alongside robots, security, home automation and other IoT devices. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Amazon Fire TV Cube Gives Integrators Another Alexa Option

By Lisa Montgomery · June 12, 2018 • Alexa can now play, pause, and even search up movies and TV shows in 4K Ultra HD on multiple devices.

Alexa is Top Voice-Control for Smart-Home Pros, but Google Gains - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

By CE Pro Editors · June 6, 2018 • Amazon Alexa, not surprisingly, is the top voice-control brand among CE Pro 100 high-revenue integrators, but Google Assistant is starting to register, according to the 2018 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis.

Control4 Certified Showroom Helps Audio Video Experience Change its Tune

By Robert Archer · June 5, 2018 • Audio Video Experience has invested significant resources into its new Control4 Certified Showroom to demonstrate to its clients the benefits of an automated home, while providing them with easy-to-use and high-performance A/V.

Amazon IoT Patent Shows ZigBee Home-Automation Signals over Power Cable

By Julie Jacobson · May 29, 2018 • Ideal for integrating Wi-Fi cameras with ZigBee door locks, Amazon invention shows ZigBee home-automation signals running over power cable to enhance wireless performance. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

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.

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