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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.