By Jason Knott · April 3, 2012 • Merger of Interface Security Systems and Westec Intelligent Surveillance creates a nationwide video surveillance monitoring company using cloud-based architecture.
By Julie Jacobson · April 2, 2012 • 2Gig appears to be the first to offer local DVR on self-contained security panels -- up to 1TB via built-in SATA drive. Service complements cloud-based solution from Alarm.com.
By Grant Clauser · March 14, 2012 • Walmart is prepping a cloud-based movie service where users can bring their DVDs into stores in order to access the same material online.
By Julie Jacobson · February 28, 2012 • 100k Alarm.com customers to have access to cloud-based (SaaS) 'Smart Schedule' service that learns activity patterns based on security sensors and adjusts thermostats automatically for energy efficiency.
By Rachel Cericola · January 9, 2012 • Onkyo has partnered with MP3tunes.com, giving Onkyo owners access to the service’s cloud-based Locker to store up to 400 songs for free.
By CE Pro Editors · January 9, 2012 • Lowe's will be selling the Iris home management system, allowing users to control their home remotely with a smartphone or computer.
By Jason Knott · January 6, 2012 • Savant's SmartSystem is now compatible with iTunes Match, Apple's subscription service that syncs iCloud music and playlists with Savant controls.
By Julie Jacobson · January 4, 2012 • A look at why more CE pros are turning to the cloud to manage security, phone systems, thermostats and other technologies.
By Jason Knott · December 27, 2011 • Security consultant says cloud-based security is going through a 'confusing time' as LAPD dumps Google Gmail due to security concerns.
By Julie Jacobson · December 21, 2011 • Savant vs. Crestron, the cloud, Netflix, independent reps, and attempts at mass-market home automation were just a few of the biggest and most controversial CE stories of 2011.
By Julie Jacobson · November 29, 2011 • 2012 will be a break-out year for cloud-based services, digital audio, self-contained security/home automation systems, LED lighting, and alternative input technologies such as voice control.
By Robert Archer · November 11, 2011 • Akitio's latest storage product provides users with network and mobile storage access from anywhere in the world.
By Julie Jacobson · October 27, 2011 • Integrator, vendor and CE Pro discuss challenges and opportunities of cloud (SaaS)-based services, including home automation and streaming, at CEProLive!
By Julie Jacobson · October 24, 2011 • Cloud-based computing, networking, storage and health technology will impact consumer electronics products and services; but don't write off local storage and services, says CEA at its 2011 Industry Forum.
By Jason Knott · October 21, 2011 • Cloud computing, streaming content and SaaS-based home automation will reduce A/V rack requirements and provide new challenges and opportunities for integrators, says CE Megatrends presenter Steve Moore.