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The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2016 • Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?

Who Will be the Next Icontrol?

By Julie Jacobson · June 17, 2016 • If Icontrol is acquired by Comcast and Alarm.com, we'll see a gaping hole in SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers for integrated home automation and professionally monitored security. Here are some likely contenders as the 'next Icontrol'. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Home Automation Hubs are Sold All Wrong

By Julie Jacobson · January 16, 2016 • Today: Buy this hub, build a smart home. Try: You know all those smart devices you already bought? Buy this hub to connect them together.

ADT Canopy API Brings Pro Security Monitoring to Mass Mar­ket Devices Like Ring, Wink, LG

By Julie Jacobson · January 7, 2016 • At CES 2016, ADT unveils two open APIs: One for ADT Pulse security and home automation, another called Canopy for third-party devices that benefit from professional security monitoring. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Preview of CES 2016 Smart Home Panel with Samsung, Lutron, ADT, Icontrol

By Julie Jacobson · January 4, 2016 • Sneak preview of Smart Home session at CES 2016, covering home automation challenges and successes in interoperability, security and privacy, sales and marketing, product development and user experience.

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