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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.