By Julie Jacobson · August 13, 2018 • ‘Next iteration’ of Samsung Connect Home is full-fledged SmartThings hub with ZigBee and Z-Wave, plus mesh Wi-Fi from Plume, featuring ‘AI-based network optimization.’ New $15 ZigBee home-automation 'Button' launched.
By Sponsored Content · July 6, 2018 • Access Networks will now include its Live Monitoring service in every network it builds, and debuts its Access Networks Certified Expert (ACE) certification.
By Julie Jacobson · June 28, 2018 • OneVision becomes the only smart-home tech-support provider to work with four major managed services platforms in the custom installation channel.
By Julie Jacobson · May 18, 2018 • Acquiring a national alarm company could help Amazon increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), but also pave the way for Amazon to become a chief security officer (CSO) and managed service provider for the home.
By Julie Jacobson · April 5, 2018 • Way beyond a "distribution deal," the partnership between Lutron and SnapAV is an ambitious effort to expand the lighting-control universe, and to extend the ecosystem of OvrC-enabled managed services for the home-technology channel.
By Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018 • Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.
By Jason Knott · March 23, 2018 • Parks Associates data shows half of U.S. households would pay $5/month for subsidized smart thermostat installation with ongoing service program.
By Julie Jacobson · March 22, 2018 • SnapAV, leading provider of home-automation, audio, video, networking and security products – as well as the popular OvrC platform for remote network management – acquires Allnet, a top home-tech distributor in the Midwest. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · March 19, 2018 • The ProSource buying group is pushing lighting control and remote managed services as new opportunities for home-technology integrators, adding OneVision, Parasol, OvrC, Coastal Source and Colorbeam to its roster of providers.
By Julie Jacobson · March 13, 2018 • The home-technology pros at Creative Systems save the day for storm-ravaged clients, thanks to layers of protection from back-up generators, power regulators, surge protection and remote monitoring systems.
By CE Pro Editors · March 9, 2018 • 24/7 tech support for smart-home clients can generate recurring revenue (RMR) for integrators, while also improving staff morale and productivity, and fostering customer happiness -- the stuff referrals are made of. OneVision shares the vision in an 18-city tour.
By Julie Jacobson · January 3, 2018 • In acquiring Ihiji’s remote monitoring and management system, home automation leader Control4 will eliminate monthly fees for smart-home pros.
By Julie Jacobson · December 7, 2017 • Users hate that Sonos unleashes a Wi-Fi broadcast storm even if you’re not using a wireless SonosNet connection. Now Domotz running on a Luxul router lets you kill the RF.
By Julie Jacobson · November 15, 2017 • When selling video surveillance systems to would-be DIYs, remind customers it's not just physical security to consider, but also data security, given all the cybersecurity hacks out there, especially through IP cameras.
By CE Pro Editors · September 7, 2017 • Home-technology integrators get a “share of the economics” when they add Eero Plus cybersecurity service to Eero mesh-networking solutions.