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Biophilia and the Reason Smart-Home Pros Can Own the Wellness Category

By Julie Jacobson · March 15, 2019 • Humans are hardwired to relish nature and thrive in a 24-hour circadian cycle. Smart-home pros can fake-believe nature through smart lighting, indoor air quality, beneficial sounds, visuals and other wellness-related stimuli.

From Toilets to Lawnmowers… 4 Niche IoT Devices to Control for Clients

By Andrew Nichols · March 11, 2019 • Smart home control has moved beyond just shades and lights. Lawnmowers, toilets, faucets and sump alarms are just some of the interesting IoT devices to control for clients.

Apple Acquires Patents From Defunct Smart Security Start-Up Lighthouse AI

By Steve Karantzoulidis · March 8, 2019 • Is it possible Apple is looking to use Lighthouse AI's visual authentication, monitoring and depth-sensing patents to create its own surveillance camera?

SnapAV Dives into Security and Z-Wave, Teams with Clare and Alula

By Julie Jacobson · February 21, 2019 • IBS 2019: SnapAV becomes sole distributor of Clare Controls affordable Z-Wave home-automation system, distributes Alula security products, incorporates into OvrC.

Lutron Acquires Limelight Commercial Outdoor Wireless Lighting Control

By CE Pro Editors · February 20, 2019 • Lutron acquires Limelight outdoor wireless lighting control from Twisthink to expand its commercial IoT solutions.

Survey Finds Majority of Consumers are Comfortable With IoT Products

By CE Pro Editors · February 19, 2019 • TraQline's recent survey of 2,045 U.S. households says over half of consumers report feeling comfortable with IoT technology.

ISE 2019 Sets Records for Attendance, Exhibits

By CE Pro Editors · February 15, 2019 • Integrated Systems Europe 2019 in Amsterdam set records for attendance (81,268) and exhibit space (56,100 net square meters).

Crestron’s For-Real Two-Way IP Control of Apple TV: TSR-310 as Siri Remote

By Julie Jacobson · February 14, 2019 • At ISE 2019, Crestron showed first two-way IP control of Apple TV, turning the TSR-310 home-automation controller into a 'native' Siri remote.

Savant Shows Home Automation OSD through Apple TV

By Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2019 • At ISE 2019, Savant demonstrated smart-home control via on-screen display (OSD) using Apple remote.

Why Control4 Bought Neeo; EOL Clarity on DIY Remote Control

By Julie Jacobson · February 6, 2019 • ISE 2019: Control4 clings to home-automation pro channel, acquiring Neeo for $11 million, and removing slick remote-control from DIY channel. Upgrade path promised.

Napco Security Logs 18th Consecutive Quarter with Record Sales

By Jason Knott · February 4, 2019 • Napco Security sales revenue jumps 18%, RMR rises 46% and net income increases 133% compared to Q2 the previous year.

Goodbye Pyng, Hello Crestron Home OS 3: ‘Dramatic Redesign’ at ISE 2019

By Julie Jacobson · January 30, 2019 • ISE 2019: Replacing Pyng 2.0, 'Crestron Home' OS 3 is the cloud-driven home-automation platform Crestron designed from scratch for an IoT era.

CES 2019: 8 Products that are Smarter Than they Look

By Julie Jacobson · January 21, 2019 • What might look like an ordinary bed, USB cable, Ring doorbell or dog toilet ... are actually smarter than they appeared at CES 2019.

CES 2019: Wi-Fi Looked Like a Home-Automation ‘Standard’

By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2019 • Even the most faithful Z-Wave, ZigBee and BLE adopters went W-Fi with new home-automation devices at CES 2019. Adios IoT hubs?

Why Ring Acquired Mr. Beams: New Ring Smart Lighting System at CES 2019

By Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2019 • Ring Smart Lighting system launches at CES 2019 one year after the acquisition of Mr. Beams, maker of quasi-connected outdoor lighting products that Ring is IoT-enabling. Why the proprietary RF and bridge?

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