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$250 Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt Compatible With Ring via Amazon Key

By Robert Archer · April 26, 2019 • The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt enables homeowners to benefit from Amazon Prime in-home deliveries.

Control4’s new Intercom Anywhere ‘Elevates the Smart Doorbell’

By Julie Jacobson · July 31, 2018 • Unlike typical smart doorbells, Control4's Intercom Anywhere ecosystem allows users to activate home automation scenes directly through the app, and communicate across Control4 touchscreens, video door stations and mobile apps.

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges - CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

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.

Nest’s New Video Doorbell and Smart Lock are Shipping; This Pro ‘Can’t Wait’

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.

Who ‘Owns’ Doorbell Camera Surveillance Video? (and 4 Other Legal Questions)

By Jason Knott · March 28, 2018 • With the proliferation of front door camera systems such as Ring, Nest Hello, and others, the liability and ownership rights to the images is coming to the forefront.

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

By Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018 • Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

By Andrew Nichols · March 26, 2018 • Via the My Leviton app, users can integrate Wi-Fi dimmers, switches, and plug-in adapters with Nest cameras, thermostats and smoke/CO detectors, without the need for a home-automation hub.

Nortek Patent: The Idiot Savant of Smart Garage Door Openers

By Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018 • IoT garage-door controller provides all the safety measures required of UL 985 for ‘unattended operation’ but it’s stupid simple for DIY installs.

Security Rep Firm LRG Partners with Nest Labs Professional Channel

By CE Pro Editors · March 21, 2018 • LRG will serve as the manufacturer representative in the Central and Midwest regions for Nest Labs Professional Channel and its products that include the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Cam.

Parasitic Smart Locks: August and Nest/Yale Sponge Power off Doorbells

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.

Nest x Yale Smart Lock Hits Market

By CE Pro Editors · March 15, 2018 • Nest x Yale Lock is first 'Works with Nest' product controllable via the Nest app. Integrates with Nest Secure.

August Now Provides 24 Hours of Free Video Storage with Doorbell Cams

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.

Amazon Acquires Smart Doorbell Maker Ring for $1 Billion

By Steve Karantzoulidis · February 27, 2018 • Further entrenching itself in consumers' homes, Amazon has purchased smart doorbell maker Ring for $1 billion.

Video Doorbells Get Ugly: SkyBell Slams Ring in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

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.

10 Indications 2018 Will be a Big Year for Smart Home Installations

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.

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