IoT

Guardian Protection Adopts Qolsys IQ Panel 2 as Standard

By Jason Knott · February 20, 2018 • CE Pro 100 company Guardian Protection Services selects Qolsys IQ Panel 2 with Alarm.com as new smart home installation controller after one-year evaluation.

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

By Julie Jacobson · February 19, 2018 • Mass-market smart-home services, converging physical and digital security, tunable white lighting, MDU installs, and video projection comprise CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for residential integrators in 2018.

Google Assistant Gets ‘Help’ Command for ‘Smart Senior Living’

By Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2018 • KNX home automation system with Google Assistant allows seniors and other residents to summon help by voice or automatically through IoT events; caregivers can respond remotely with realKNX system demonstrated at ISE 2018.

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

By Julie Jacobson · February 6, 2018 • At ISE 2018, Control4 introduces most affordable smart-home controller yet: CA-1 with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, optional Z-Wave targets production-home builders. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Fibaro Expands IoT Partnerships, Adds Alexa, Google, Siri

By Jason Knott · January 26, 2018 • Fibaro launches 'Works with Fibaro' IoT integration program for its Home Center 2 smart home control system for integrators only. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice control also added

Cheeky Vivint Smart Home Video: How Automation Eliminates ‘Crappy Jobs’

By Julie Jacobson · January 24, 2018 • Just like the elimination of the (hypothetical) human toilet-seat warmer, Vivint smart-home systems can replace the homeowner's "series of crappy jobs you do for free" with a wide range of IoT security and home-automation devices.

Sigma Acquisition Collapses, but Silicon Labs Could Buy Z-Wave Assets for Cheap

By Julie Jacobson · January 24, 2018 • Z-Wave developer Sigma Designs (SIGM) fails to meet terms of acquisition, but IoT chip-maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) could buy Z-Wave assets on the cheap, or the whole thing could be a big mess.

Hip-Hop Artist Urges Consumers to Hire a Nest Pro (in Rap), Shows Off Mansion

By Julie Jacobson · January 23, 2018 • Nest throws a nice bone to the smart-home installation community via hip-hop artist Rev Run, who gushes over his Nest Pro installer and tells Google Assistant - in rap - to change the temperature.

Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

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)

Nortek at CES 2018: Elan Integrates with 2GIG, Grill Guard Prevents Stove Fires

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.

8 CES 2018 Surprises, From Samsung Bixby to Vivint Streety

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.

Julie Jacobson’s Best of CES 2018 – Sight Unseen

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.

Now Toshiba Has Home Automation Hub: New Symbio with ZigBee, Z-Wave, Camera, Alexa

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 ....

Slideshare: Julie Jacobson’s Ultimate CES 2018 Preview - 91 Pages of Smart Home

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.

IC Realtime’s ‘Google for Video Surveillance’ with Deep Learning: Hey Ella, Find Red Hats

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.

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