IoT

6 Key Features Consumers Want in Smart Appliances

By Jason Knott · December 28, 2018 • Whirlpool consumer study reveals improved efficiency and reduction in water usage, electrical usage, and waste are the most desired benefits from smart appliances.

Research: 28% of U.S Households Use Smart Speakers to Control Smart Home Products

By CE Pro Editors · December 19, 2018 • According to Parks Associates, U.S broadband households are starting to prefer using a smart speaker with built-in voice assistant tech to control smart home devices.

Internet-Based Alarm Monitoring Can Be Safer than Cellular. Say What?

By By Russell Vail · December 14, 2018 • Cellular might seem more reliable than Internet for communications between alarm systems and central stations, but what happens when CDMA sunset kills millions of pro-monitored security systems?

CES 2019: Smartest New Smoke, Fire and CO Detectors

By Julie Jacobson · December 14, 2018 • TodaySmoke Detective turns any smart phone or camera-enabled device into a smoke detector ... and other innovations in smoke, CO and fire safety at CES 2019.'s

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.

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.

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