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 Jason Knott · January 16, 2018 • Newly merged Core Brands and Nortek Security Controls (NSC) demo Elan and 2GIG integration for professional installers, plus Stove & Grill Guard security sensor for stoves and UL-listed Rely -- a small, powerful, low-cost security panel.
By Julie Jacobson · January 12, 2018 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has some advice on last-minute CES 2018 things to see and hear in IoT, audio, video, indoor air quality and home automation.
By Julie Jacobson · January 10, 2018 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson thinks she picked some real winners -- especially in the smart home and IoT categories, and especially in the Eureka Park start-up zone -- even before CES 2018 began.
By Julie Jacobson · January 7, 2018 • Toshiba has its turn with a home-automation hub, debuting at CES 2018, that does more than the next guy's -- includes ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, intercom, camera, Alexa voice control, sensors ....
By Julie Jacobson · January 5, 2018 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson presents the Ultimate Preview of CES 2018 in 91 pages of Powerpoint slides, with products, trends, links and insights on home automation, A/V, IoT, energy, lighting, AI, security, networking and related smart-home categories.
By Julie Jacobson · January 2, 2018 • Based on Camio visual AI engine built by former Google Search execs, new Ella from IC Realtime quickly identifies objects and text (OCR) in surveillance videos at consumer-friendly prices.
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.
By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2017 • Besides a hands-on look at an Onkyo A/V receiver, CE Pros mostly read anything about Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Control4, Z-Wave, Google, Nest and other IoT news in 2017.
By Julie Jacobson · December 26, 2017 • 2017 was a big year for mergers and acquisitions in consumer technology, including security, smart home, IoT, cybersecurity, high-performance audio and the home-technology installation channel. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · December 25, 2017 • ADT files with SEC seeking to raise $100 million to $1.5 billion in IPO that values the security giant at $15 billion.
By Julie Jacobson · December 19, 2017 • In studying pre-CES IoT activity, we discerned a few new trends in smart-home technology ('the fog') and market forces (wellness) driving home-automation. But some things never change (standards).
By CE Pro Editors · December 15, 2017 • New SmartHome Solutions group within GE Appliances will use IoT connectivity, voice control and deep learning to better manage and enjoy kitchens and other key spaces.
By Jason Knott · December 15, 2017 • Integrators should use latest Apple HomeKit vulnerability to talk about cybersecurity, service agreements to clients.
By Julie Jacobson · December 15, 2017 • An alarm clock that wakes you up to the smell of coffee, a standalone device that plays back lights and sounds for security, and other IoT "gadgets" illustrate major smart-home trends like audio analytics, wellness, and AI.