Smart Home

ADT Ends Pulse, Adds Command & Control, Pauses Alexa Guard, Plots DIY

By Jason Knott · March 18, 2019 • New ADT Command and Control launches nationwide this month, ending long rein of ADT Pulse security and home automation platform. Company plots DIY course with LifeShield acquisition, but not with Alexa Guard quite yet.

From Toilets to Lawnmowers… 4 Niche IoT Devices to Control for Clients

By Andrew Nichols · March 11, 2019 • Smart home control has moved beyond just shades and lights. Lawnmowers, toilets, faucets and sump alarms are just some of the interesting IoT devices to control for clients.

Resideo Reports Solid Q4; 2019 Outlook Includes Dealer Portal

By Jason Knott · March 8, 2019 • Resideo books solid first full quarter as a standalone company up 5%. Announces portal to hook up its 150M customers with dealers.

Smart Appliances on Track for 36% Global Growth by 2023

By CE Pro Editors · March 6, 2019 • Research from Futuresource Consulting suggests homeowners will continue to embrace smart appliances due in part to their ability to create new experiences in the home.

Tech Data to Distribute Resideo Honeywell Home in Europe

By CE Pro Editors · March 1, 2019 • Tech Data will provide pan-European distribution of Resideo's Honeywell Home-branded DIY smart security products including smart thermostats and water leak detectors.

Report: Smart Speaker Adoption Thwarted by Security and Inoperability Concerns

By CE Pro Editors · February 28, 2019 • A new research report by Strategy Analytics suggests the use of smart speakers is not increasing after initial purchase, and in many instances is slowing.

Loxone Deepens Roots in U.S. Smart Home Market

By Jason Knott · February 27, 2019 • Austria-based Loxone opens 9,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters with demo show apartment and training facility to showcase its cloud-free smart home automation ecosystem.

$99 RemoBell S Features Wide Viewing Angle, Amazon Alexa Integration

By Robert Archer · February 22, 2019 • The Remo+ RemoBell S offers 180-degrees of vertical and horizontal viewing angles and two-way talk functions.

Control4 Tiny Home Packs Smart Controls Into 250 Square-Feet

By Andrew Nichols · February 20, 2019 • During the International Builders Show 2019, Control4 unveiled its version of a tiny home packed with smart lighting, intelligent appliances, and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Survey Finds Majority of Consumers are Comfortable With IoT Products

By CE Pro Editors · February 19, 2019 • TraQline's recent survey of 2,045 U.S. households says over half of consumers report feeling comfortable with IoT technology.

It’s Time to Get an Electrical License… Now!

By Jason Knott · February 19, 2019 • Smart switches, energy storage, electrical vehicles, clean energy management are all intersecting in the smart home. Integrators can no longer ignore the inevitable need for a line voltage component to their business. Am I wrong?

ISE 2019 Sets Records for Attendance, Exhibits

By CE Pro Editors · February 15, 2019 • Integrated Systems Europe 2019 in Amsterdam set records for attendance (81,268) and exhibit space (56,100 net square meters).

Report Finds Home Audio Sales Rose 21% in 2018

By Robert Archer · February 8, 2019 • Thanks in part to the popularity of smart speakers and soundbars, the home audio market saw significant growth in 2018.

Control4 Offers ‘Prudent’ 2019 Forecast; Stock Falls 18%

By Jason Knott · February 6, 2019 • Control4 reports record revenues of $72.5M for Q4. Full 2018 revenues hit $272.5M, up 12%. Company provides 'prudent' 2019 growth outlook based on market slowdown in November and December 2018.

Lowe’s Iris Smart Home Platform Fails to Find Buyer, Shut Down Planned

By Steve Karantzoulidis · February 6, 2019 • On March 31, Lowe's will shut down its Iris smart home platform after failing to find a buyer. Customers will be reimbursed for certain devices.

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