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Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

By Julie Jacobson · July 19, 2017 • Lennar reportedly is shedding traditional IoT products and ‘CEDIA’ installers in favor of wireless DIY home automation systems installed by Amazon Smart Home Services. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Honeywell to Drop ‘First Alert’ Brand in New Dealer Program

By CE Pro Editors · December 2, 2015 • First Alert Professional, the iconic brand for Honeywell's security dealer program, is being phased out in favor of a Honeywell-branded program. Dealers need not fret about existing alarm subscriber contracts.

Finally, a Z-Wave Smoke Detector for U.S. Market

By Julie Jacobson · September 23, 2013 • ZSmoke from BRK/First Alert appears to be first Z-Wave-enabled smoke detector available to U.S. consumers; can trigger alerts and home automation events such as shutting off a house fan.