If Amazon Sells Homeowners Insurance with Security and IoT, Game Over?

Report says Amazon is contemplating selling homeowners insurance alongside robots, security, home automation and other IoT devices. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Vivint Adds Google Wifi, Google Home to Smart-Home Installs

Security and home-automation giant Vivint doubles down on Google, adding Google Wifi mesh networking, Google Home with voice control, and Nest Thermostat E to smart-home installs.

Thorny Legalities of Video Surveillance in MDU Applications

Supplying surveillance video for ‘lawful purposes’ of apprehending suspects is OK., but there are numerous complex legalities for which dealers need protection.

Scenes from Infocomm 2018 – Restropo Style

Home technology integrator Michael Restrepo takes us on a tour of Infocomm 2018, highlighting commercial products that make sense for big residential jobs.

Electronic Keyless Access Control for your AirBnB | Mr. Prolock Blog

Electronic Keyless Access Control for your AirBnB | Mr. Prolock For further information go to Mr. Prolock. Electronic and Smart Locks for your AirBnb Property.   Most Mr. Locksmith Electronic and Smart Locks for your AirBnb Property use free app compatible with both Apple iOS and Android smartphones. Electronic and Smart Locks for your AirBnb Property makes […]

Smart-Home Pros Love Ring Doorbells, but Doorbird Surges – CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis

2018 Brand Analysis for front-door security shows more CE Pro 100 dealers offer Ring and Doorbird video doorbells than any other brand; Yale tops the list for smart locks and Control4 takes the access controls category.

Sacramento Showroom Flip Makes Smart Home ‘So Easy to Sell’

Liberty Bell Smart Home transformed Control4-certified showroom to promote simple security and home-automation packages based on Alarm.com and Interlogix Ultrasync on the lower end, Control4 at the higher end.

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

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.

Hikvision, Dahua Targeted as U.S. Seeks to Ban Chinese Surveillance Cameras

Hikvision and Dahua, two major surveillance-systems suppliers, could be nixed from any U.S. government projects if the Senate approves House bill to ban Chinese-manufactured surveillance and communications systems on security grounds.

Whisker Labs’ AI-Driven Ting Could be Huge Breakthrough in Fire Prevention

Exploiting Whisker Labs’ machine-learning heritage, the Ting IoT device plugs into any wall outlet, detecting electromagnet anomalies across the entire electrical network, and warning homeowners of potential arcs and faults that could lead to dangerous fires. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)