By Julie Jacobson · May 29, 2018 • Z-Wave Alliance says home-automation “hack” reported last week is rehash of 2013 “threat,” and less of a flaw than a “conscious decision.”
By Julie Jacobson · May 1, 2018 • Arriving in 2019, new Honeywell melds Vista, Lynx, Lyric into single platform with user-replaceable batteries, cellular modules, home-automation radios, and a back-end system that enables remote monitoring and diagnostics by security pros.
By Robert Archer · April 11, 2018 • Engineered with modern industrial design, 128-bit security encryption, and Z-Wave connectivity, the Kwikset Obsidian smart locks integrates into a variety of homes without compromising safety.
By Robert Archer · March 13, 2018 • The Eaton Home Automation Hub works with Honeywell Lyric thermostats, Kwikset locks, Denon HEOS music systems, Clare Control security devices, and Eaton's own Z-Wave based line of lighting controls.
By Julie Jacobson · February 6, 2018 • At ISE 2018, Control4 introduces most affordable smart-home controller yet: CA-1 with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, optional Z-Wave targets production-home builders. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Jason Knott · January 26, 2018 • Fibaro launches 'Works with Fibaro' IoT integration program for its Home Center 2 smart home control system for integrators only. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri voice control also added
By Julie Jacobson · January 24, 2018 • Z-Wave developer Sigma Designs (SIGM) fails to meet terms of acquisition, but IoT chip-maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) could buy Z-Wave assets on the cheap, or the whole thing could be a big mess.
By Julie Jacobson · January 18, 2018 • CES 2018: Smart watch speaks Braille, Loctek has people biking while working, Guardian shuts off water valve, Bite Helper soothes, Qarnot is not.
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)
By Julie Jacobson · January 7, 2018 • Toshiba has its turn with a home-automation hub, debuting at CES 2018, that does more than the next guy's -- includes ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, intercom, camera, Alexa voice control, sensors ....
By Julie Jacobson · January 2, 2018 • HomeSeer's new 200 Series Z-Wave switches and dimmers provide at-a-glance status reports on the smart home via multicolored LEDs.
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.
By Julie Jacobson · December 8, 2017 • Open smart-home ecosystems with extreme integration capabilities might look good on paper, but curated IoT solutions can improve user experience. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
By Julie Jacobson · December 7, 2017 • IoT chip-maker Silicon Labs (SLAB) to acquire Z-Wave technology owner Sigma Designs (SIGM), giving a big boost to the home-automation standard.
By Julie Jacobson · November 24, 2017 • CES 2018 Innovation Awards include usual smart-home winners like Nest, Ring and Arlo, but also interesting newbies boasting AI, security, home automation, lighting control and more. Will they make it? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)