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Parks Associates: Consumers Have Major Concerns About Smart Home Privacy and Safety

By Robert Archer · July 9, 2019 • A study from Park Associates says that consumers are overwhelmingly concerned about smart home security and privacy issues, and more than one-third of those polled had experienced a data security problem.

CE Pro 100 in 2019: Lighting, Recurring Revenue, AI, and Efficiencies

By Arlen Schweiger · June 5, 2019 • Members of the CE Pro 100 share thoughts on which new technology categories and markets they plan on expanding into, shoring up operations efficiencies, hiring and retaining talent, customer service and RMR strategies.

Texas Integrator Uses Telguard Communication Upgrades to Expand Smart Home Sales

By Arlen Schweiger · May 31, 2019 • Smith Thompson Home Security in Texas relies on Telguard's TG-1 Express not only for reliable LTE and 3G/4G panel signal transmissions, but for seamless upgrades and setting up new and existing customers with the HC Flex smartphone app for automation and security controls.

Hands-On: Control4 Smart Home OS 3 Kills ‘Circle of Power’ GUI

By Joe Whitaker · May 30, 2019 • Integrator calls Control4 Smart Home OS 3 ‘the best home OS overall to date' with the death of the long-time 'circle of power' interface.

Eaton Lighting Rolls Out Downlight with Alexa Built In

By Lisa Montgomery · May 29, 2019 • Light fixture illuminates and listens for verbal commands without the need for a smart speaker.

Savant Introduces Field-Configurable Echo Style Keypads

By Lisa Montgomery · May 28, 2019 • New keypad family offers new style and easy customization through Savant Scene creation and keypad design tool.

Control4 Unveils New Smart Home OS 3 Platform

By CE Pro Editors · May 23, 2019 • Smart Home OS 3 is now available and can be experienced at any Control4 Certified Showroom during #C4Yourself day on June 13.

Resideo Acquires Whisker Labs’ Responsive Energy Efficiency Technology

By CE Pro Editors · May 22, 2019 • According to Resideo, Whisker Labs' thermodynamic mapping technology will help the company with its line of connected thermostats like the Honeywell Home T-Series.

Amazon Alexa Guard Sound-Detection Turns Echo into Smart Security System

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.

Intuitive Interface Is Key to Lighting, Energy Storage/Management Systems

By Jason Knott · May 15, 2019 • As energy battery storage systems and IP-controllable lighting gain momentum, Savant advises integrators to use interfaces that allow their clients to take full advantage.

Blockbuster Merger: SnapAV to Acquire Control4 in $680M Deal

By Arlen Schweiger · May 9, 2019 • Two of the custom electronics industry's biggest players will join forces under private equity firm and SnapAV parent company Hellman & Friedman, which will become the majority owner of the combined company. SnapAV to buy Control4 in all-cash transaction for $23.91 per share.

Save Time on Installations With Wi-Fi-Enabled Smart Timer

By Andrew Nichols · May 8, 2019 • Thanks to its use of three pre-programmed templates, Intermatic's Ascend Smart In-Wall Timer can help save integrators significant time when installing smart lighting systems.

Control4 to Dealers: Exploit Amazon Alexa for Smart-Home Success

By CE Pro Editors · May 6, 2019 • Amazon Alexa and Google Home are driving the smart home business growth. Use that to your advantage, advises Control4's Brad Hintze.

Make Personalization Your Smart Home Mantra

By Andrew Nichols · May 3, 2019 • Paying attention to device integration, intelligent automation, and the user experience are key factors to creating a properly personalized smart home, advises URC.

ABB Brings Mid-Market Solution to US Integration Channel

By CE Pro Editors · May 2, 2019 • Well-suited for single family homes and MDUs, ABB’s smart home solution integrates with brands such as Philips Hue, Sonos, Amazon Alexa, Miele and Home Connect.

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