By Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018 • IoT garage-door controller provides all the safety measures required of UL 985 for ‘unattended operation’ but it’s stupid simple for DIY installs.
By CE Pro Editors · March 7, 2018 • NSC has created a training program that includes on-site education events, webinars, and five training modules.
By CE Pro Editors · February 12, 2018 • New SpeakerCraft Weatherproof Landscape Series includes two satellite speakers and two in-ground subwoofers, plus quick-connect accessories for easy installation.
By CE Pro Editors · February 9, 2018 • Niles shows off newest line of outdoor speakers and 360-degree subwoofers designed with independent volume control and durability in mind.
By CE Pro Editors · February 7, 2018 • Elan 8.2 software auto discovers devices on the network and offers new 2D/3D floorplan view of the home.
By Jason Knott · January 31, 2018 • Mike Jordan, vice president of product management at Nortek Security & Control, talks about new Elan surveillance cameras and NVRs, 3D interface, 2GIG GC3 panel integration, HR10 and HR30 remotes, and new Niles and SpeakerCraft outdoor speakers.
By Jason Knott · January 16, 2018 • Newly merged Core Brands and Nortek Security Controls (NSC) demo Elan and 2GIG integration for professional installers, plus Stove & Grill Guard security sensor for stoves and UL-listed Rely -- a small, powerful, low-cost security panel.
By Julie Jacobson · January 5, 2018 • Modern-day IoT devices might prevent fires like the recent Bronx apartment blaze, or at least mitigate the spread of flames and loss of life. Multiple life-saving home smart-home devices debut at CES 2018.
By Julie Jacobson · December 26, 2017 • 2017 was a big year for mergers and acquisitions in consumer technology, including security, smart home, IoT, cybersecurity, high-performance audio and the home-technology installation channel. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · December 19, 2017 • Nortek Security & Control (2GIG, Linear, GoControl) and Core Brands (Elan, SpeakerCraft, Niles, Xantech, Panamax, Proficient, Gefen) unite to form new company called NSC.
Best of DIY and Pro: UL-Listed Security Hub with SmartThings Inside, Monitored by ADT, Built on 2GIG
By Julie Jacobson · October 2, 2017 • Best Buy to sell new 2GIG-based security panel with Samsung SmartThings home-automation hub inside, including ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, security-sensor, and cellular radios. Presumably UL-listed for fire and life safety, with no-contract monitoring by ADT. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Robert Archer · June 8, 2017 • The structured wiring category sees Wirepath (SnapAV) and Legrand coming in at the front. Leviton picks up some dealer share to come in third. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Julie Jacobson · May 23, 2017 • Comcast/Xfinity will be “quite aggressive” in pricing its wholesale security and home automation service for independent dealers, competing with Alarm.com. Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici reveals plans at ISC West 2017. (Julie Jacbson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · April 5, 2017 • Xfinity Home leader Dan Herscovici to discuss Comcast’s strategy for security and home automation at ISC West 2017, plus life after the Icontrol acquisition.
By Julie Jacobson · January 5, 2017 • CES 2017: Devices that automate your dumb shades, tiny robots that press buttons, motors that turn knobs … and other non-invasive solutions for making dumb things smart. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)