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Hip-Hop Artist Urges Consumers to Hire a Nest Pro (in Rap), Shows Off Mansion

By Julie Jacobson · January 23, 2018 • Nest throws a nice bone to the smart-home installation community via hip-hop artist Rev Run, who gushes over his Nest Pro installer and tells Google Assistant - in rap - to change the temperature.

Yale Locks Develops Lock in Collaboration with Nest that Homeowners Control via Nest App

By Robert Archer · January 8, 2018 • Yale Locks & Hardware, a division of Assa Abloy, has announced its key-free Nest x Yale touchscreen deadbolt that homeowners can control from the convenience of their Nest app.

DIY Security, Home Automation: What’s a Pro to Do?

By Rodney Bosch · November 7, 2017 • Here's the reality of DIY security and home automation, with some research and musings by Rodney Bosch of CE Pro's sister publication Security Sales & Integration.

Integrator Impressed by New Nest Thermostat E ROI, Design Elements

By Advertorial · October 25, 2017 • Southern California integrator raves about features, ROI elements of new $169 Nest Thermostat E.

Selling Smart-Home Systems to Mid-Market Consumers and Millennials

By Josh Willits · October 23, 2017 • This home technology integrator says there's a strong opportunity to market toward the mid-level consumer, Gen-X and Millennials who want smart-home technology but can't afford a $100k control system.

Amazon’s Decision on ZigBee vs. Z-Wave Makes No Sense

By Julie Jacobson · October 17, 2017 • Julie Jacobson and Avi Rosenthal wonder why Amazon chose ZigBee for Echo Plus home-automation hub, when Z-Wave is more interoperable, secure, supportable, and ubiquitous.

Google, Nest Share Vision for Home-Technology Pros

By Julie Jacobson · October 17, 2017 • At CEDIA 2017, Google and Nest product managers Mark Spates and Mike Soucie discuss smart-home products, protocols and opportunities for home-technology pros.

3 Big Trends in Security & Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · October 16, 2017 • The security and home-automation industries grapple with new technologies and business models today and in the near future -- insurtech, closed vs. open ecosystems, and cloud vs. local integration, to name a few.

Google Home Max, Nest Home Automation, Machine Learning: Can Anyone Beat Google?

By Julie Jacobson · October 10, 2017 • The theme of Google's big press event last week was: Stuff just happens. No downloads. No "skills." New Google Home Max, potential Sonos buster, listens and learns for "smarter sound," and Nest home automation magically joins the ecosystem. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

By Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2017 • Nest Secure, a new UL-listed DIY security and home automation system with professional monitoring by MONI, seems humdrum until you consider implications for IoT protocols Thread and Weave, as well as smart-home installers and the insurance industry (insurtech). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

9 Interesting Home Automation Things You Might Have Missed at CEDIA

By Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2017 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson discovers little home automation products and features that were easy to miss at CEDIA 2017, including Global Cache's potential as a smart-home hub, and good news on Nest API.

Google and Nest Unite at CEDIA 2017

By Julie Jacobson · September 6, 2017 • Google and Nest unite for the first time at CEDIA 2017, and we have two IoT innovators taking questions from home-technology integrators. What do you want to know?

Nest Thermostat E Debuts with New Design, Cheaper Price

By Jason Knott · September 1, 2017 • New $169 Nest Thermostat E features frosted white display and pre-configured schedule. Personal use units available for integrators.

CEDIA 2017: Google + Nest Join Forces for First Time to Serve Smart-Home Pros

By Julie Jacobson · August 11, 2017 • In a "significant move," Google and Nest unite at CEDIA 2017, the show for smart-home pros; Alphabet companies to demo IoT security, comfort, Wi-Fi networking, voice control, home automation, and channel engagement. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

CE Pro 100 Names Top HVAC Control Brands

By Robert Archer · June 13, 2017 • Leading the HVAC control category is Control4, closely followed by Crestron, Savant, Nest and Lutron. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.

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