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CES 2019: 8 Products that are Smarter Than they Look

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.

Why Ring Acquired Mr. Beams: New Ring Smart Lighting System 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?

Dumb Old Low-Voltage Landscape Lights? New Ring Transformer Makes Them Smart

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.

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.

Schlage Debuts Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt 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.

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.

Canary Facing Class-Action Lawsuit Over Monthly Monitoring Fee

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.

Are Amazon and Ring Working Together to Create a ‘Suspicious Persons’ Database?

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.

Ring Video Doorbell Integrates with Crestron Home Automation in Award-Winning Install

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.

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.

Amazon’s New Alexa Guard: Huge Implications for Sound Recognition in Security; ADT Stock up 7%

By Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2018 • New Alexa Guard turns Amazon Echo into sound-recognition device, alerting users and professional monitoring stations to smoke/CO alarms and glass breaks; first partner ADT sees stock price soar.

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.'

Analysis: SnapAV Owner Acquires Majority Stake of DIY Security Giant SimpliSafe

By Julie Jacobson · July 2, 2018 • Private Equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquires controlling stake in DIY security provider SimpliSafe. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson reviews synergies with H&F portfolio companies SnapAV, Verisure (Securitas Direct) and HUB International insurance.

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