Weighing Character vs. Skill When Hiring New Employees

While a potential employee may have an impressive skill set, also make sure to judge their character and determine how it fits within the company.

Injured U.S. Army Sergeant Caleb Brewer Honored With Specially Adapted Smart Home

The Gary Sinise Foundation worked with local integration firm JL Automation to create the perfect smart home for disabled war veteran Caleb Brewer and his family.

CE Pro Presents 2019 Quest for Quality Awards: Checking All The Right Boxes

Manufacturers and distributors serving the custom channel must stay on top of communications, lead generation, technology services, website resources, social media matters and more to help integrators profit. Here’s how the industry’s best stay at it and earn CE Pro’s Quest for Quality Awards.

Best and Worst States for Amazon Package Theft

Study reveals Wyoming, Vermont and California are the worst states per capita for amazon package theft. Mississippi is the safest. December and November months have highest theft rates.

Vivint Adds Connected Cars to Security and Smart-Home Ecosystem

Powered by Mojio, Vivint Smart Home’s new Car Guard lets homeowners monitor the security, location and diagnostics of a car in the same app used for home security and home automation.

Analysis: Impact of ADT Pulse Replacement; 3G Doom as ‘Opportunity’

ADT Pulse replaced by ‘dream’ security and home-automation system ADT Command and Control, powered by Alarm.com, but ADT faces upgrade challenge for some 3.7 million customers due to 3G, CDMA sunset.

4 Adhesives Every Technician Should Have in Their Truck

Integrators may want to keep adhesives like hot glue and double-stick mounting tape in their trucks to use when more traditional tools won’t cut it.

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

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.

Shelley’s Stereo Upgrades Showroom Network, Improves Cybersecurity

Access Networks conducted an information security analysis on Shelley’s Stereo’s corporate office and helped set up additional procedures to keep the business’s network running securely.

SnapAV Acquires MRI, Adding 4 NE Locations to Growing Distribution Empire

SnapAV acquires its third home-tech distributor after Allnet and Volutone: Powerhouse Alliance member MRI Distribution, with four branch locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and upstate New York.