By Julie Jacobson · June 8, 2018 • Wharton MBA, lawyer, investor, and Jeremy Burkhardt's M&A guy Brent Sonnek-Schmelz runs OhmKat, manufacturer of purpose-built power supplies for Ring, Nest, Skybell and other popular video doorbells.
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 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.
By Advertorial · May 1, 2018 • Hooked on Nest thermostats, smoke and CO alarms and indoor/outdoor surveillance cameras, this Nest Elite Pro dealer -- and his Nest-obsessed customers -- can't wait to integrate the new Nest Hello video doorbell and Next x Yale smart lock, starting today. The products are now available.
By Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2018 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson conjures up "the big story" on new Amazon Smart Security Services, including an army of licensed alarm installers, Amazon's own central monitoring station, Ring and Zonoff-inspired smart-home services, Amazon Key and more. (Spoiler: She was wrong.)
By CE Pro Editors · April 18, 2018 • DMP security panels already integrate with home-automation devices through the company's Virtual Keypad. At ISC West 2018, the company announced integration with Ring Video Doorbells.
By Julie Jacobson · April 12, 2018 • ISC West 2018: SnapAV pitches OvrC to alarm dealers, a smart lock for newlyweds, neat fire-protection system that could spawn a category ... and more security and home automation from Vegas.
By Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2018 • ISC West 2018 teems with new security and home-automation products highlighting trends in video surveillance & analtyics, AI-enabled alarm sensors, assisted-DIY solutions and more. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has it here.
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 Jason Knott · January 25, 2018 • Interlogix stays focused on integration channel at CES 2018 with UltraSync SmartHome system, adding Amazon Alexa, 1080p camera, cellular module and doorbell camera.
By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2018 • CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap 'Ring Alarm' security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · January 7, 2018 • In patent-infringement case, SkyBell says Ring (Bot Home Automation) competes on hype, not innovation. Meanwhile, Ring says Nest is a copycat.
By Julie Jacobson · November 17, 2017 • Parks Associates research indicates video doorbells will be more popular than voice-control products this 2017 holiday, and that millennials and Amazon Prime members will be key purchasers of CE and smart-home devices.
By Robert Archer · November 7, 2017 • Known for its integration-friendly smart doorbells, DoorBird has added four new IP video door stations for multi-dwelling units.