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Alarm.com Settles Patent-Infringement Lawsuit with IpDatatel

Patent-infringement lawsuits dismissed before Court ruled on validity of two Alarm.com security and home-automation patents.

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Florida Integrator Works With Designer To Create Tech-Filled Beach Paradise

Integrators from Think Simple partnered with acclaimed interior designer Phoebe Howard to modernize one couple's beach…

Alarm.com Settles Patent-Infringement Lawsuit with IpDatatel

Alarm.com Settles Patent-Infringement Lawsuit with IpDatatel

July 18, 2019 Patent-infringement lawsuits dismissed before Court ruled on validity of two Alarm.com security and home-automation patents.

Clare Adds Support for Autonomic, August, Danalock, More

Clare Adds Support for Autonomic, August, Danalock, More

July 16, 2019 In addition to supporting more manufacturers, Clare has also added a new Amazon Alexa security skill that gives homeowners the ability to arm and disarm their security system via voice commands.

Ezlo Acquires Centralite Systems, Adding ZigBee to Z-Wave Home-Automation Portfolio

Ezlo Acquires Centralite Systems, Adding ZigBee to Z-Wave Home-Automation Portfolio

July 15, 2019 Centralite is Ezlo's third smart-home acquisition in a year, after smart-home platform developer MiOS (Vera) and Z-Wave device manufacturer Fortrezz.

CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

July 10, 2019 New wellness-related categories are entering the smart-home channel via CEDIA Expo, showcasing IAQ, water purification, hydrotherapy, HVAC zoning and more.

Imagining a Universal Tech-Support Platform for Smart-Home Pros

Imagining a Universal Tech-Support Platform for Smart-Home Pros

July 02, 2019 Can a merger of Control4 and SnapAV, with industry-leading Ihiji and OvrC remote-monitoring platforms, yield a 'central monitoring station' model for smart-home pros?

Florida Integrator Works With Designer To Create Tech-Filled Beach Paradise

Florida Integrator Works With Designer To Create Tech-Filled Beach Paradise

Don Kreski · June 25, 2019 Integrators from Think Simple partnered with acclaimed interior designer Phoebe Howard to modernize one couple's beach home with new tech and tasteful cosmetics.

Texas Bills Require Electrical License to Pull PoE [UPDATED]

Texas Bills Require Electrical License to Pull PoE [UPDATED]

June 24, 2019 Two bills in the Texas legislature would require any wiring carrying more than 50 watts to be pulled by a licensed electrician only. UPDATE: Both bills stuck in committee as Texas legislature adjourned.

Some of the Best High-End A/V Reps Now Carry … Vivint Smart Home & Security?!

Some of the Best High-End A/V Reps Now Carry … Vivint Smart Home & Security?!

June 21, 2019 Vivint Smart Home, purveyor of mass-market security and home automation, enlists 10 top custom-install reps for new Authorized Pro program. Here's why CEDIA-oriented reps are going gaga over Vivint.

Design Meets Technology at ICFF 2019: Most Stunning Lighting & Home Tech

Design Meets Technology at ICFF 2019: Most Stunning Lighting & Home Tech

Jocelyn Hutt · June 19, 2019 Highlights from ICFF 2019 contemporary lighting and furniture expo included modern takes on chandeliers, wellness-centric steam rooms and at least one home-automation offering.

Biophilia: Nature Sounds vs. White Noise for Productivity and Wellness

Biophilia: Nature Sounds vs. White Noise for Productivity and Wellness

June 18, 2019 Smart-home technologists and commercial integrators should wake up to the sounds of spring water -- not white noise -- for quelling distractions and improving productivity and well-being.

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Clare Adds Support for Autonomic, August, Danalock, More

Clare Adds Support for Autonomic, August, Danalock, More

July 16, 2019 In addition to supporting more manufacturers, Clare has also added a new Amazon Alexa security skill that gives homeowners the ability to arm and disarm their security system via voice commands.

CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

CEDIA Expo 2019: 5 Wellness Companies You Never Heard of

July 10, 2019 New wellness-related categories are entering the smart-home channel via CEDIA Expo, showcasing IAQ, water purification, hydrotherapy, HVAC zoning and more.

Design Meets Technology at ICFF 2019: Most Stunning Lighting & Home Tech

Design Meets Technology at ICFF 2019: Most Stunning Lighting & Home Tech

Jocelyn Hutt · June 19, 2019 Highlights from ICFF 2019 contemporary lighting and furniture expo included modern takes on chandeliers, wellness-centric steam rooms and at least one home-automation offering.

Interlogix and Inflotrolix Team Up to Offer New Water Leak Detection System

Interlogix and Inflotrolix Team Up to Offer New Water Leak Detection System

June 13, 2019 Interlogix’s UltraSync smart Hub and Inflotrolix’s NOWA water sensors notify users, automatically shut off water valve.

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

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

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.

Savant Shows HomeKit-Compatible Smart Circuit Breakers, Circadian Lighting

Savant Shows HomeKit-Compatible Smart Circuit Breakers, Circadian Lighting

May 24, 2019 Home automation company shows HomeKit-enabled circuit breakers, smart bulbs, DMX LED lighting strips, human-centered lighting at Lightfair 2019.


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

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.


Make Personalization Your Smart Home Mantra

May 03, 2019 Paying attention to device integration, intelligent automation, and the user experience are key factors to creating a properly personalized smart home, advises URC.

Napco’s New iSecure May be Fastest, Easiest Route to Security, Home Automation RMR

Napco’s New iSecure May be Fastest, Easiest Route to Security, Home Automation RMR

April 26, 2019 Introduced at ISC West 2019, Napco claims its iSecure series of dual-path alarm and smart-home systems are "the first complete cellular alarm systems under $99 net."

Crestron CP4-R Control Processor Fully Supports Pyng OS2 and Upcoming OS3

Crestron CP4-R Control Processor Fully Supports Pyng OS2 and Upcoming OS3

April 08, 2019 The new Crestron 4-Series is engineered to provide integrators with the most powerful "central brain" the company has ever developed.

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2019 Smart Home Special Report

2019 Smart Home Special Report

May 07, 2019 Our new report delivers input from integrators like you revealing what technologies they expect to grow and what their typical smart home installation looks like. It also shows that integrators expect continued growth in this area with 61% anticipating revenue growth this year.

CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

CES 2019 Preview: 9 Smart Home, IoT, Security and Wellness Co’s. You Never Heard of

November 09, 2018 CES 2019 Smart Home Finds: A new Rachio competitor, an AI-driven camera "police have been asking for," IAQ and lighting solutions for wellness, and a self-learning home automation systems that hit every buzzword in the IoT playbook.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

June 04, 2018 CE Pro 100 dealers, the largest smart-home pros in North America, reveal their top brands in home-tech categories such as audio, video, networking, home automation, HDMI cables and lighting controls.

ISC 2018 Preview: New Trends, Technologies, Business Models in Security and IoT

ISC 2018 Preview: Trends, Technologies and New Business Models in Security and IoT

March 13, 2018 APRIL 5, 2018, 2PM ET: This one-hour Webinar looks at new trends in security and home automation, including emerging technologies, competitive landscape, DIY developments, and new business models. PLUS: preview of new products and themes for ISC 2018.

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

Scott Goldfine with Julie Jacobson · March 12, 2018 Security dealers say DIY is hurting their business, but they still collect about $46.20 per month per customer, plus 10 to 20 percent for integrated IoT devices, according to research from Parks Associates and Security Sales & Integration.

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

Mass-market smart-home services, converging physical and digital security, tunable white lighting, MDU installs, and video projection comprise CE Pro's Top 5 Home Technology Trends and Opportunities for residential integrators in 2018.

Control4 Home of the Year Smart Home Project Showcase

Take a look at the award-winning projects in this Control4 showcase for proof of its widespread adoption. Honored by Electronic House as 2017 Home of the Year recipients, these 13 inspiring smart home projects demonstrate how a Control4 system can simplify and streamline the operation of a rack of home theater equipment, an outdoor entertainment area, or an entire house. Lights, thermostats, A/V gear, motorized shades, irrigation systems, electric door locks, surveillance cameras, and more can all be easily and conveniently monitored, managed, and controlled through Control4’s impressive range of user interfaces.

Designing an Audio System: From the Home Theater to the Whole House

This free webcast which was originally recorded live on April 26th covers the decisions dealers need to make in designing and specifying home audio systems.

Somfy Facilitates Efficient Home Energy Management in Today’s Evolving Electronics Landscape

Advertorial · April 05, 2017 Somfy, the leading manufacturer of motors for shading is helping to usher in a modern era of residential utility management that combines the benefits of natural sunlight and traditional lighting, heating and cooling systems.

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

Advertorial · October 04, 2016 How to commission an installation with devices from more than 420 manufacturers?

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2D2C

2D2C
SafePlug® Products are developed and sold by 2D2C, Inc. (d/b/a SafePlug). SafePlug uses patented technologies that can significantly reduce or eliminate household electrical fires and electrocutions. These technologies...
www.safeplug.com
Autonomic

Autonomic
Autonomic is recognized as a leading manufacturer of complete whole-house music systems.  As innovators with a core competency for audio and control, Autonomic offers the ultimate standalone entertainment solution that...
www.autonomic-controls.com
Basalte

Basalte
Basalte develops and commercializes design products for smart home systems. The company was founded in 2008 in Ghent, Belgium. In only a few years, Basalte has built a product range which is now distributed in more than 55...
www.basalte.us
Benolli smart systems

Benolli smart systems
Benolli has quickly established itself as a leader in advanced control and automation technology for residential and commercial use. Combining design, detailed engineering, software planning and technical advancements to...
www.benolli.com
Clare Controls

Clare Controls
Who are we? Clare Controls is a manufacturer of intelligent automation solutions. With a team of some of the brightest and most experienced leaders and engineers in the business, we bring an educated, skilled, creative, and...
www.clarecontrols.com
Control4

Control4
Control4 offers the ultimate home automation solution by making the products and systems you already have and use everyday, work together. By integrating everything from lighting control, music, home theater, climate control,...
www.control4.com
Cool Automation

Cool Automation
Meet us at CEDIA Expo in Denver: Sept 11 – 13, 2014 (Booth# 1241). CoolAutomation will exhibit its innovative gateways and control solutions that have become most popular among home automation integrators and HVAC...
www.coolautomation.com
Core Brands

Core Brands
Core Brands combines innovative connected technology platforms with iconic brands to deliver a portfolio of control, audio, power management and video distribution solutions to its channel partners and end users. The...
www.corebrands.com
Draper

Draper
Manufacturers of Audio Visual Equipment, Home Theater Screens, Front Projection Screens, Rear Projection Screens, Portable projection screens, fixed screens,  permanently tensioned projection screens, projector screens,...
www.draperinc.com
DVDO Systems

DVDO
DVDO, Inc. delivers award-winning video connectivity solutions for professional installers and end users. DVDO’s video switchers, wireless adapters and video processors feature advanced technologies to provide...
www.dvdo.com
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