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.
By Advertorial · October 25, 2017 • Southern California integrator raves about features, ROI elements of new $169 Nest Thermostat E.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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?
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.
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)
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.
By Jordan O'Brien · May 31, 2017 • Nest Cam IQ 4k video camera with HDR support, adds facial recognition and audio analytics to determine who is in the area and what is happening based on background sounds.
By CE Pro Editors · May 25, 2017 • Nest's new indoor 4K UHD home security camera will support Wi-Fi but not video streaming, according to a leaked report.