IoT

DR Horton, KB Homes: How Big Production Builders Deploy Smart-Home Technology Today

By Rodney Bosch · December 12, 2018 • Mass-market DIY home automation systems work for production homes, but should be deployed with ‘white-glove’ service, and supported after the fact: ‘Connected Home’ panel with DR Horton and KB Homes

JJ Opines: Make our Industry the Smartest Again

By Julie Jacobson · December 5, 2018 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson: The custom home-technology sector invented "home automation" more than 30 years ago, but we haven't kept up with the technologies and business practices that define smart-home deployment today.

From Wellness to Workforce: CE Pro Names Top 5 Home-Tech Trends for 2019

By Julie Jacobson · November 20, 2018 • PREVIEW: CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends for 2019 address opportunities and challenges for smart-home pros in wellness, low-voltage lighting, cord-cutting, architectural design and the labor crisis.

Mozilla’s Naughty-or-Nice List Rates Connected Devices on Privacy and Data Security

By Julie Jacobson · November 16, 2018 • Mozilla publishes second annual *Privacy Not Included list of connected smart-home and entertainment devices, and how they rank on privacy and cybersecurity. Enter the Creep-o-Meter.

CE Pro Announces the 2018 IoT Awards Winners

By CE Pro Editors · November 15, 2018 • In the first-ever Internet of Things (IoT) awards, we highlight the best IoT products on the market based on value, ease of integration, and more.

SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems

By Julie Jacobson · November 15, 2018 • SnapAV is offering full range of Google/Nest smart-home products, including cameras, thermostats, video doorbells, Thread/Weave Yale locks, Nest Secure pro-monitored alarm systems, and Google Home IoT hubs.

Home Automation and Alarm Giant Vector Security Adds Retail Location; More Coming

By CE Pro Editors · November 14, 2018 • $300 million alarm and smart-home provider Vector Security opens second retail location with hands-on home-automation demos; plans national expansion of retail storefronts.

CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

By Andrew Nichols · November 9, 2018 • CES 2019 Smart Home Finds: A new Rachio competitor, an AI-driven camera "police have been asking for," IAQ and lighting solutions for wellness, and a self-learning home automation systems that hit every buzzword in the IoT playbook.

Ruckus Parent Co. ARRIS Acquired by CommScope for $7.4 Billion

By Andrew Nichols · November 9, 2018 • With CommScope set to acquire ARRIS, which itself recently acquired Ruckus, the new owner is expected to generate approximately $1 billion in cash flow from operations and gain more ground in 5G and IoT technologies.

Ultimate CES 2019 Preview - Live Webinar Dec. 19

By Micayla Eagan · November 9, 2018 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson hosts the Ultimate CES 2019 Preview webinar, covering emerging consumer-technology trends, hottest smart-home technologies, latest in audio/video, everything IoT, what to see and where to see it.

Calving and Camping: Reviewers Share 15 Real-Life Applications for Wire-free Arlo Go Cam

By Julie Jacobson · November 7, 2018 • Arlo Go customers use the wire-free, battery-powered cameras to monitor calving, inverter battery levels, construction sites, weather and other conditions that require remote surveillance where Wi-Fi won't go.

Napco Reports Q1 Net Sales Increase of 10 Percent

By CE Pro Editors · November 6, 2018 • In addition to a strong net sales increase, recurring service revenue for the quarter increased 46 percent to $3.8 million, compared to $2.6 million for the same quarter last year.

Instruments Giant Ametek Nabs Alarm.com Competitor Telguard with Acquisition of Parent Co. Telular

By Julie Jacobson · November 6, 2018 • AMETEK acquires cellular-communications and IoT provider Telular for $525M, including Telguard SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform for integrating home automation with professionally monitored security.

10 Cybersecurity Smart Home Tips to Share With Customers

By Rodney Bosch · October 16, 2018 • It's Hacktober, also known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), which means it's the perfect time to brush up on some key tips to help keep your customers and their data safe from hackers.

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE - No Network Needed*

By Julie Jacobson · October 9, 2018 • If you guessed Google's first stab at local home-automation might involve ZigBee, Z-Wave or Thread + Weave ... you would be wrong. Google announces local integration via BLE with GE smart bulbs, along with a new protocol for pairing and control.

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