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Ring Settles with ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Acquires Lighting Co., Plans Spring Launch of Ring Alarm

By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2018 • CES 2018: Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap 'Ring Alarm' security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams (Wireless Environment, LLC). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Video Doorbells Get Ugly: SkyBell Slams Ring in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

By Julie Jacobson · January 6, 2018 • In patent-infringement case, SkyBell says Ring (Bot Home Automation) competes on hype, not innovation. Meanwhile, Ring says Nest is a copycat.

30 Most Popular Home Tech Stories of 2017: IoT, Alexa, Z-Wave Win the Year

By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2017 • Besides a hands-on look at an Onkyo A/V receiver, CE Pros mostly read anything about Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Control4, Z-Wave, Google, Nest and other IoT news in 2017.

Smart Home Communities – Smart Bet or All Hype?

By Michael Smith · November 13, 2017 • Smart home community trend is taking off. What can manufacturers, installers and dealers do to catch the tailwind?

Responding to ADT Lawsuit, Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders, Promises New Model

By Julie Jacobson · November 8, 2017 • Ring refunds preorders for Ring Protect, Best Buy pulls promos, smart home and security industries pray for ADT win in lawsuit claiming Ring stole IP from Zonoff, ADT’s development partner.

DIY Security, Home Automation: What’s a Pro to Do?

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.

Judge Halts New ‘Ring Protect’ Smart Home Security System in ADT Lawsuit

By Julie Jacobson · November 3, 2017 • In ADT Holdings vs. Harris, et al, the Delaware Chancery Court temporarily enjoined Ring from selling new Ring Protect DIY security and home automation system, claiming it stole intellectual property from Zonoff that belonged to ADT. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Control4, Elan, Leviton, Ring Among CEDIA Exhibitors at 2018 Builders Show

By Julie Jacobson · October 26, 2017 • CEDIA once again has a pavilion at the 2018 International Builders Show with a strong roster of smart-home participants including Control4, Elan, Doorbird, Ring, Nubryte, Leviton, Ecobee, Eero and more.

Great News for Pros: Home Automation is More Confusing than Ever

By Julie Jacobson · October 20, 2017 • Home automation, networking and security have never been more confusing, thanks to an onslaught of DIY products like Ring Protect, Nest Secure, Amazon Echo Plus and Google Home. That's great news for smart-home pros.

Ring Protect Shatters Price Barriers for Security Monitoring, Video Storage

By Julie Jacobson · October 2, 2017 • Ring Protect DIY security and home automation system debuts with ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, cellular and no-contract professional alarm monitoring with such absurdly low fees you wonder how they make money. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro.)

Ring Patents Solar-Powered Security Yard Sign

By Julie Jacobson · September 28, 2017 • Bot Home Automation, dba Ring, has patented its illuminated yard sign.

ADT vs. Harris Trial Begins, with Ring and Zonoff in the IoT Mix

By Julie Jacobson · September 27, 2017 • In ADT Holdings vs. Mike Harris, testimony begins on the acquisition of Zonoff's IoT assets by Bot Home Automation (dba Ring.com). Ring revenues revealed.(Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lennar’s New Home-Automation Paradigm: Embracing Amazon Smart Home Services

By Julie Jacobson · July 19, 2017 • Lennar reportedly is shedding traditional IoT products and ‘CEDIA’ installers in favor of wireless DIY home automation systems installed by Amazon Smart Home Services. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lennar’s ‘Wi-Fi Certified’ Homes: Going All-Wireless is ‘Big Disservice’

By Julie Jacobson · July 7, 2017 • Lennar's commitment to 'Wi-Fi Certified' homes is a 'great start', but tech industry criticizes #2 builder for nixing future-ready wiring in 25,000+ new homes per year. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Lennar Begins Construction on Wi-Fi Certified Smart Homes Powered by Ruckus, Amazon

By Lisa Montgomery · June 21, 2017 • Lennar's Wi-Fi Certified Home Designs will include Ruckus Wi-Fi, Amazon Echo, Samsung SmartThings and other smart home products like Ring doorbells, Honeywell thermostats, Lutron lighting and Sonos wireless audio.

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