By Joseph Kolchinsky · August 11, 2015 • While IT manufacturers and dealers encroach into the custom A/V industry, there are no successful examples of the A/V industry moving into IT. Eventually, both dealers and manufacturers will pay the price for not focusing on services.
By Julie Jacobson · July 10, 2015 • Control4 (CTRL) hits all-time lows, while Alarm.com (ALRM) flounders. What’s going on with these home automation stocks, and what can be done to boost their IoT appeal?
By Rachel Cericola · June 19, 2015 • Nest Cam DIY security camera is slicker than the Dropcam. The Nest thermostat can now help to avoid frozen pipes.
By Jason Knott · November 3, 2014 • It won’t be Google, Apple, GE, Samsung, Staples, Lowe’s, Microsoft or Home Depot… it will be custom integrators, says Lutron exec, noting that dealers need to tweak their business model to target the mass market customers.
By Grant Clauser · October 24, 2014 • Revolv is now a Nest company and the home automation hub will not be available for sale. Service and support will be available to existing Revolv clients but will not be available to new customers.
By Chuck Schneider · October 21, 2014 • Catalyst AV alliance member Easy Access Distribution's 15th annual show is heavy on education from Dana Innovations, Def Tech, Vivitek, Denon, Wilson Electronics, Nest, Dropcam, Da-Lite and Luxul, among others.
By Rachel Cericola · October 6, 2014 • How the two smart home devices, Nest and Dropcam, playing nice can be used to your advantage.
By Julie Jacobson · June 23, 2014 • Nest thermostat and Nest Protect Smoke/CO detector communicate with each other via proprietary Weave protocol. Will they add it to Dropcam cameras and Tabs sensors for the ultimate smart home? Plus, Nest hints at hardwired security device.