By CE Pro Editors · July 16, 2019 • In addition to supporting more manufacturers, Clare has also added a new Amazon Alexa security skill that gives homeowners the ability to arm and disarm their security system via voice commands.
By Jason Knott · March 22, 2019 • Study reveals Wyoming, Vermont and California are the worst states per capita for amazon package theft. Mississippi is the safest. December and November months have highest theft rates.
By Jason Knott · December 26, 2018 • Research: San Francisco and Seattle are most frequent cities for Amazon package theft by 'porch pirates' and offer strongest potential to install front doorbell camera systems.
By Julie Jacobson · September 26, 2018 • ‘Connected by August’ brings top access-control platform to Yale’s large variety of residential smart locks that support virtually every major (and secondary) home automation standard.
By CE Pro Editors · June 7, 2018 • 2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.
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 · March 21, 2018 • August and Nest/Yale employ low-energy home-automation protocols (Bluetooth LE and Thread/Weave) for their door locks, connecting to the home network via Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbells powered over wire.
By CE Pro Editors · March 14, 2018 • Acquired by Assa Abbloy last year, August now offers 24 hours of free video storage for doorbell cams, which previously carried a fee for saving any amount of surveillance footage.
By CE Pro Editors · October 19, 2017 • ASSA ABLOY, whose brands include Yale Locks, has entered into an agreement to purchase August Home for its smart lock and smart doorbell products.
By Robert Archer · October 17, 2017 • August Home is shipping its Doorbell Cam Pro. Integrated floodlights help users view their doorway entrances even at night, and HindSight captures video before events occur.
By Julie Jacobson · 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)
By CE Pro Editors · September 20, 2017 • August Home's new Smart Lock Pro, Smart Lock and Doorbell Cam Pro include the company's proprietary DoorSense technology, which can tell consumers if doors are open or closed and lock them automatically.
By Julie Jacobson · September 5, 2017 • From CE Pro's Ultimate CEDIA 2017 Preview Webinar, we have 49 pages of slides, with hundreds o f new products, themes and trends in home automation, audio, video, networking, and more.
By CE Pro Editors · August 31, 2017 • Visit August Home at CEDIA 2017 to hear about its August Pro division and see the August Smart Lock Pro, a Z-Wave compatible, retrofit lock.
By Chelsea Cafiero · July 3, 2017 • Updates to August Home's smart lock, smart keypad and doorbell cam deliver customers more control over their front door.