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Arlo Launches New Security, Home Automation Hub with Proprietary ArloRF

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.

Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

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.

Home Tech Pros Should Get Hyperlocal With Nextdoor.com, Other Neighborhood Networks

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.

Top 50 Cities for Amazon Package Theft

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.

Office Depot Launches Smart Home Installation Service

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.

Hands-On Review: Brilliant Packs Whole-House Control Into a Super Smart Light Switch

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.

Catalyst AV Group Cites ‘Banner’ Q4 Growth

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.

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.

Consumer Video Surveillance Market to Top $1 Billion in 2018

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.

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE - No Network Needed*

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.

40% of All ADT Clients Now Use ADT Pulse

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.'

Get Ready for Google Assistant Smart Displays, Starting with Lenovo

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.

CEDIA Tech Talks to Address Opportunities, Pain Points

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.

Nest Folds into Google’s Home Division; CEO Steps Down

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.

Now That’s How You Make $43.3 Million on Custom-Installed Technology

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.

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