By Julie Jacobson · June 19, 2019 • Top 10 most-read stories for the first half of 2019 relate to SnapAV and Control4 merger, Atmos demos, Sonos prices, Tuya (who?), Crestron Pyng, Wi-Fi as a home-automation standard and other IoT and A/V themes.
By Lisa Montgomery · June 17, 2019 • Dish’s OnTech Smart Services poised to compete with Geek Squad, Amazon Smart Home Services.
By Rodney Bosch · May 16, 2019 • Alexa Guard works with smart home platforms by ADT and Ring to arm/disarm systems, control lighting, receive fire/life-safety alerts and more.
By Robert Archer · April 26, 2019 • The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt enables homeowners to benefit from Amazon Prime in-home deliveries.
By Julie Jacobson · January 21, 2019 • What might look like an ordinary bed, USB cable, Ring doorbell or dog toilet ... are actually smarter than they appeared at CES 2019.
By Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2019 • Ring Smart Lighting system launches at CES 2019 one year after the acquisition of Mr. Beams, maker of quasi-connected outdoor lighting products that Ring is IoT-enabling. Why the proprietary RF and bridge?
By Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2019 • Launched at CES 2019, Ring’s new low-voltage transformer adds IoT to old landscape lighting for control via home-automation app.
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 CE Pro Editors · January 7, 2019 • The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt features a hubless design, Ring compatibility, and Amazon Cloud Cam support.
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 CE Pro Editors · December 21, 2018 • Smart home camera company Canary is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit after it stopped giving its users free features and instead started charging a monthly fee.
By Steve Karantzoulidis · December 20, 2018 • Ring says its patent does not reflect current developments to products and services, but speculation continues to swirl after Amazon's 'Rekognition' facial recognition experiment got the company in hot water earlier this year.
By Robert Archer · December 14, 2018 • Restrepo Innovations nabs Crestron Global Home Technology Award for clever use of AV LinkPro PBX Bridge to integrate Ring video doorbell with Crestron home-automation.