IoT

Avnet IoT Starter Kit Offers Smart Device Manufacturers a Turnkey Solution

By Robert Archer · May 7, 2018 • With the Internet of Things rapidly gaining momentum, Avnet's Visible Things Industrial IoT Starter Kit can help manufacturers to deliver state-of-the-art IoT solutions through its array of connectivity and security features.

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.

That HUGE Story on Secretive ‘Amazon Home Security Services’

By Julie Jacobson · April 27, 2018 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson conjures up "the big story" on new Amazon Smart Security Services, including an army of licensed alarm installers, Amazon's own central monitoring station, Ring and Zonoff-inspired smart-home services, Amazon Key and more. (Spoiler: She was wrong.)

Elan + 2Gig + Integrated NVR Makes Unique Security, Surveillance, Home Automation Combo

By Julie Jacobson · April 20, 2018 • At ISC West 2018, Nortek Security & Control (NSC) demonstrated new Elan IP cameras and NVRs, integrated with Elan home automation system and 2Gig security - a first in the home-control category.

DMP Security System Integrates with Ring Video Doorbells

By CE Pro Editors · April 18, 2018 • DMP security panels already integrate with home-automation devices through the company's Virtual Keypad. At ISC West 2018, the company announced integration with Ring Video Doorbells.

9 Interesting IoT Finds at ISC: Blingy Smart Lock, Awesome Fire Alarm

By Julie Jacobson · April 12, 2018 • ISC West 2018: SnapAV pitches OvrC to alarm dealers, a smart lock for newlyweds, neat fire-protection system that could spawn a category ... and more security and home automation from Vegas.

Ultimate ISC Tech Guide: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2018 • ISC West 2018 teems with new security and home-automation products highlighting trends in video surveillance & analtyics, AI-enabled alarm sensors, assisted-DIY solutions and more. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has it here.

Sonos’s Really Interesting Patent App: Play Music Based on Biometrics Like Sweat

By Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2018 • Sonos patent application describes how biometric data like perspiration, pulse or tone of voice could inform an audio system to play music or other content that is most conducive to the listener's well being. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Eyeing Smart-Home and IoT, Foxconn Acquires Linksys, Belkin, Wemo and Phyn Brands

By Jason Knott · March 29, 2018 • Aiming to tap into the smart home market, Taiwanese giant Foxconn Interconnect Technology buys Belkin Int'l, including Belkin wiring/power, Linksys networking, Wemo IoT and Phyn water-management brands, for $866 million.

Google Joins Azione, Pushing DIY Voice Control to Smart-Home Pros

By Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018 • Azione Unlimited, a buying group for home-technology pros, adds another DIY vendor to the roster -- Google Home -- shortly after Sonos joins the group.

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.

New RMR Opportunity: Smart Thermostat Service?

By Jason Knott · March 23, 2018 • Parks Associates data shows half of U.S. households would pay $5/month for subsidized smart thermostat installation with ongoing service program.

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.

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.

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