By Don Kreski · June 25, 2019 • Integrators from Think Simple partnered with acclaimed interior designer Phoebe Howard to modernize one couple's beach home with new tech and tasteful cosmetics.
By Jason Knott · March 22, 2019 • Study reveals Wyoming, Vermont and California are the worst states per capita for amazon package theft. Mississippi is the safest. December and November months have highest theft rates.
By Jason Knott · February 25, 2019 • Custom-integration-oriented manufacturers like Noon Home and Brilliant sign deals with InstallerNet’s 4,000-strong national integrator network, which is much different from online lead referral services.
By Julie Jacobson · January 8, 2019 • Arlo chases Nest Secure, Ring Alarm, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Amazon and other IoT giants with new security system and home automation 'SmartHub' with proprietary RF technology. Launches at CES 2019.
By Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2018 • 2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.
By Julie Jacobson · December 28, 2018 • Security dealers and home-tech integrators should try Nextdoor.com to generate hyperlocal business, referrals and repeat customers in a very efficient manner.
By Jason Knott · December 26, 2018 • Research: San Francisco and Seattle are most frequent cities for Amazon package theft by 'porch pirates' and offer strongest potential to install front doorbell camera systems.
By Jason Knott · December 14, 2018 • Office Depot's Workonomy Tech Services division and CompuCom subsidiary will install and connect Google and Nest products to other smart devices in home out of its 1,400 retail locations and website.
By Jason Knott · December 11, 2018 • Brilliant's new smart switches with built-in voice control can automate the dumb old lights ... and virtually every other connected device in the house.
By CE Pro Editors · December 5, 2018 • Individual members report up to 30% revenue growth in Q4, with Ring, eero, Rapid Video Mounts, and Nest as strong drivers.
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.