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Insurtech Innovations: Amtrust Offers Warranties, Tech Support for Fing-Discovered Devices

AmTrust's innovative TapSafe IoT initiative has Fing scan networks for connected devices, and then offers smart-home warranties and tech-support…

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Insurtech Innovations: Amtrust Offers Warranties, Tech Support for Fing-Discovered Devices

Insurtech Innovations: Amtrust Offers Warranties, Tech Support for Fing-Discovered Devices

June 18, 2018 AmTrust's innovative TapSafe IoT initiative has Fing scan networks for connected devices, and then offers smart-home warranties and tech-support on-the-fly based on risk-assessment profiles.

NASCAR’s Bobby Labonte Revs up New Smart Home With ELAN System

NASCAR’s Bobby Labonte Revs up New Smart Home With ELAN System

June 13, 2018 When Labonte purchased his dream home and wanted smart home capabilities, local integrator Advanced Tech Systems suggested an ELAN home automation system.

IMAGES: Savant 8.8 Update Includes Savant Music 2.0, Refreshed App Design

IMAGES: Savant 8.8 Update Includes Savant Music 2.0, Refreshed App Design

June 05, 2018 SLIDESHOW: Savant updates home-automation and lighting-control system, adds Music 2.0 with support for Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, other streaming music services.

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.

Amazon IoT Patent Shows ZigBee Home-Automation Signals over Power Cable

Amazon IoT Patent Shows ZigBee Home-Automation Signals over Power Cable

May 29, 2018 Ideal for integrating Wi-Fi cameras with ZigBee door locks, Amazon invention shows ZigBee home-automation signals running over power cable to enhance wireless performance. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

An Integrator’s 5 Home-Tech Takeaways from Connections Conference 2018

An Integrator’s 5 Home-Tech Takeaways from Connections Conference 2018

Jennifer Mallett · May 29, 2018 Parks Associates' Connections 2018 was a high-level IoT event for smart-home muckety mucks serving the mass market, but at least one home-tech integrator found plenty to take away from the three-day forum.

Z-Wave ‘Hack’ is Old News; ‘Vulnerability’ is Deliberate

Z-Wave ‘Hack’ is Old News; ‘Vulnerability’ is Deliberate

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.”

Legrand Talks Home Builders, Hot Amenities, Eliot IoT Program

Legrand Talks Home Builders, Hot Amenities, Eliot IoT Program

May 23, 2018 Fritz Werder, Vice President & General Manager, Nuvo/On-Q at Legrand sat down with CE Pro to discuss what's trending with Millennials and other homebuyers, why integrators are key to upselling lighting, how the company's brands align, and Vantage's role in particular.

Insurance Meets Smart Home at Connections 2018: IoT Sensors, Data, Warranties, More

Insurance Meets Smart Home at Connections 2018: IoT Sensors, Data, Warranties, More

May 23, 2018 The impact of IoT and smart-home technology on the insurance industry – for risk assessment, loss mitigation, and customer engagement – will be a key theme at Parks Associates’ Connections Conference 2018.

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

May 18, 2018 Acquiring a national alarm company could help Amazon increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), but also pave the way for Amazon to become a chief security officer (CSO) and managed service provider for the home.

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Elan + 2Gig + Integrated NVR Makes Unique Security, Surveillance, Home Automation Combo

Elan + 2Gig + Integrated NVR Makes Unique Security, Surveillance, Home Automation Combo

April 20, 2018 At ISC West 2018, Nortek Security & Control (NSC) demonstrated new Elan IP cameras and NVRs, integrated with Elan home automation system and 2Gig security - a first in the home-control category.

Ultimate ISC Tech Guide: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

Ultimate ISC Tech Guide: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

April 11, 2018 ISC West 2018 teems with new security and home-automation products highlighting trends in video surveillance & analtyics, AI-enabled alarm sensors, assisted-DIY solutions and more. CE Pro's Julie Jacobson has it here.

Sonnen’s Home Energy Storage System Yields RMR from ‘Virtual Power Plants’

Sonnen’s Home Energy Storage System Yields RMR from ‘Virtual Power Plants’

April 11, 2018 Sonnen EcoLinx home battery storage system is targeted solely at the custom integration channel, with RMR opportunity to create Virtual Power Plants for the smart power grid.

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

March 26, 2018 Via the My Leviton app, users can integrate Wi-Fi dimmers, switches, and plug-in adapters with Nest cameras, thermostats and smoke/CO detectors, without the need for a home-automation hub.

New Nest Temperature Sensors Coming Soon from the ‘Celebrity of Thermostats’

New Nest Temperature Sensors Coming Soon from the ‘Celebrity of Thermostats’

Advertorial · March 16, 2018 As a companion to Nest Thermostats, the new Nest Temperature Sensor can be installed in multiple rooms to regulate household temperature based on the needs of the occupants at any given time.

Eaton Home Automation Hub Integrates with Honeywell, Kwikset, Denon and More

Eaton Home Automation Hub Integrates with Honeywell, Kwikset, Denon and More

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.


Google Assistant Gets ‘Help’ Command for ‘Smart Senior Living’

February 13, 2018 KNX home automation system with Google Assistant allows seniors and other residents to summon help by voice or automatically through IoT events; caregivers can respond remotely with realKNX system demonstrated at ISE 2018.


Elan 8.2 Software with 3D Floorplans Debuts at ISE

February 07, 2018 Elan 8.2 software auto discovers devices on the network and offers new 2D/3D floorplan view of the home.

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

February 06, 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)

Fibaro Expands IoT Partnerships, Adds Alexa, Google, Siri

Fibaro Expands IoT Partnerships, Adds Alexa, Google, Siri

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

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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.

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

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.

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Asking the Right Questions for the Perfect Lighting Installation

Advertorial · May 24, 2017 Or in short: How to become a lighting expert within 1 hour.

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Learn How to Integrate Your Own Smart Home in 3 Simple Steps

Advertorial · March 20, 2017 Interactive webinars explain the simplicity of smart home integration.

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Missing Smart Home Standards – Why Did No One Else See the Solution Already a Long Time Ago?

Advertorial · February 22, 2017 The simple answer to a question, which is bothering a whole industry.

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

The Simplicity of Open Technologies Put into Practice

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

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

Impact of Smart Home Technology on Realtors, Builders & Developers

August 15, 2016 Originally recorded LIVE on 08/31/16: Learn how dealers and installers can leverage their expertise to earn more business.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

June 01, 2016 Converging factors within the custom electronics industry evident in our annual CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis survey finds installers consolidating product choices in everything from speakers and networking components, to furniture and cabling.

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Nerd Alert: New Crestron IP Control for Apple TV Gen 4, and the Magic of SIMPL#

Oliver Hall, Ultamation · March 16, 2016 UK-based Ultamation is releasing an Apple TV driver (through Gen 4) for Crestron home automation systems. Managing Director explains the magic of SIMPL# programming language.

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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...
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Aprilaire

Aprilaire
At Aprilaire, we know how important comfort and health are to you and your family. That’s why we’re committed to helping you control indoor air quality (IAQ). Our mission is to provide superior whole-home indoor...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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ELK Products
ELK is a leading designer and provider of personalized home and business security, energy conservation management and convenience solutions. ELK has a long history of creating simple, yet innovative products that have now...
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