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 8, 2018 • According to IHS Markit, sales from standalone network video-surveillance cameras reached $996 million globally in 2017 and is estimated to grow past $1 billion by the end of 2018 thanks in part to some pretty clever tech.
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.
By Jason Knott · August 10, 2018 • ADT reports 6% revenue boost and 73% of all new customers opt for ADT Pulse smart home automation. Pigeonholes Google, Amazon DIY security offerings as suitable for ‘renters.'
By Andrew Nichols · July 30, 2018 • Lenovo Smart Display ($199) is first Google Assistant with a screen -- ideal for consumers married to the Google ecosystem, including Maps, Calendar, Nest, Android phones, Duo video calling, Android Things and more.
By CE Pro Editors · July 24, 2018 • Inaugural CEDIA Tech Talks presented by CE Pro to cover home battery power, emerging IoT opportunities, and profitability advice.
By Jason Knott · July 18, 2018 • Google realigns Nest into its home and living room products division to leverage AI and machine learning. CEO Farwan Marwaz steps down.
By Jason Knott · June 27, 2018 • CE Pro 100 integrator Just One Touch / Video & Audio Center earns 45% of total revenues from custom installation by incorporating home automation into every part of the retailer's new high-end L.A. mall location.
By Jason Knott · June 22, 2018 • Distributor PAA says being part of Catalyst AV has made ‘tremendous difference’ with 17 new lines added to portfolio in one year.
By CE Pro Editors · June 20, 2018 • Security and home-automation giant Vivint doubles down on Google, adding Google Wifi mesh networking, Google Home with voice control, and Nest Thermostat E to smart-home installs.
By Robert Archer · June 5, 2018 • Audio Video Experience has invested significant resources into its new Control4 Certified Showroom to demonstrate to its clients the benefits of an automated home, while providing them with easy-to-use and high-performance A/V.
By Julie Jacobson · May 4, 2018 • I-View Now and newcomer Chekt enable security and smart-home dealers to add video verification to traditional alarm monitoring, providing recurring revenue to the installer and improved emergency response to the end user.
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.
By CE Pro Editors · March 30, 2018 • Exactly 7,500 votes from integrators identify the 2018 CE Pro Quest for Quality Award winners for outstanding customer service, tech support, deal programs and much more.
By Jason Knott · March 28, 2018 • With the proliferation of front door camera systems such as Ring, Nest Hello, and others, the liability and ownership rights to the images is coming to the forefront.