By Rodney Bosch · December 12, 2018 • Mass-market DIY home automation systems work for production homes, but should be deployed with ‘white-glove’ service, and supported after the fact: ‘Connected Home’ panel with DR Horton and KB Homes
By CE Pro Editors · June 7, 2018 • 2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.
By Julie Jacobson · January 7, 2018 • In patent-infringement case, SkyBell says Ring (Bot Home Automation) competes on hype, not innovation. Meanwhile, Ring says Nest is a copycat.
By Robert Archer · June 16, 2017 • Arguably the most recognizable name in the video doorbells category, Ring, leads the way with 37 dealers. Following close behind is DoorBird before a steep dropoff to Skybell, Channel Vision and Control4. Check out the complete list in our 2017 Brand Analysis.
By Julie Jacobson · September 15, 2016 • CEDIA 2016: SkyBell is introducing a new Trim Plus doorbell camera at CEDIA 2016 that’s thin enough to fit on most door frames … and there’s a new Wi-Fi/BLE chime to go with it. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2016 • Vivint sets records for video doorbell, Nortek unveils first doorbell cam, August and Ring work with ADT Canopy, Honeywell teams with Skybell, DoorBird integrates with Control4 home automation ... and more smart-doorbell news for ISC West 2016. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · May 5, 2015 • Comcast launches its own Xfinity Home automation platform separate from Icontrol. Lutron lighting, August smart locks, Netgear’s Arlo among first partners. Nest kinda sorta.
By Julie Jacobson · January 7, 2014 • Want a glimpse of home automation in 2014 and beyond? Here are some videos demonstrating new companies and technologies for the smart home, including lots and lots of sensors