By Steve Karantzoulidis · February 11, 2019 • ADT's acquisition of LifeShield expands its reach into the DIY segment, where approximately 80 percent of households do not have professionally installed security systems.
By Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2019 • Ring Smart Lighting system launches at CES 2019 one year after the acquisition of Mr. Beams, maker of quasi-connected outdoor lighting products that Ring is IoT-enabling. Why the proprietary RF and bridge?
By Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2019 • Launched at CES 2019, Ring’s new low-voltage transformer adds IoT to old landscape lighting for control via home-automation app.
By Julie Jacobson · January 8, 2019 • Arlo chases Nest Secure, Ring Alarm, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Amazon and other IoT giants with new security system and home automation 'SmartHub' with proprietary RF technology. Launches at CES 2019.
By CE Pro Editors · December 21, 2018 • Smart home camera company Canary is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit after it stopped giving its users free features and instead started charging a monthly fee.
By Jason Knott · November 26, 2018 • Lowe’s to exit ‘under-performing, non-core’ home automation business by finding a buyer for its Iris Smart Home business.
By Julie Jacobson · October 30, 2018 • After IPO, Honeywell spinoff Resideo (NYSE: REZI) joins Control4 and Alarm.com as the only pure-play, pro-centric security and smart-home stocks. We compare 12 publicly traded competitors.
By CE Pro Editors · August 2, 2018 • Honeywell's DIY system features an integrated 1080p wide-angle HD camera with night vision, 145-degree viewing, and facial recognition.
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 Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018 • Azione Unlimited, a buying group for home-technology pros, adds another DIY vendor to the roster -- Google Home -- shortly after Sonos joins the group.
By Adam Forziati · March 26, 2018 • AVIXA exec David Labuskes says A/V integrators should see the importance of following DIY audio visual trends.
By Jason Knott · March 14, 2018 • Resolution Products and IpDatatel merge to form Alula, offering the new Connect+ security and home-automation hub, along with dual-path IP and cellular communicators and its own SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform.
By CE Pro Editors · March 13, 2018 • APRIL 5, 2018, 2PM ET: This one-hour Webinar looks at new trends in security and home automation, including emerging technologies, competitive landscape, DIY developments, and new business models. PLUS: preview of new products and themes for ISC 2018.
By Scott Goldfine with Julie Jacobson · March 12, 2018 • Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20 per month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.
By Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2017 • As smart-home products go mainstream, and IoT becomes ever more hyped and confusing, we should see more demand for professional installations.