Alarm.com, Wi-Charge, and Allegion Team Up to Demo Products at CES 2019

The three companies are collaborating during CES 2019 to showcase how a Schlage smart lock can be integrated into an Alarm.com system thanks to Wi-Charge’s wireless power technology.

Schlage Debuts Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt at CES 2019

The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt features a hubless design, Ring compatibility, and Amazon Cloud Cam support.

Monster Partners with Tuya Smart to Create Line of Smart Home Products

Monster and Tuya Smart are co-creating a line of ‘Monster Smart Powered by Tuya’ smart home products, including home entertainment control and security system solutions.

Product Briefs: Roku adds Premium Subs; Como Audio Introduces Alexa

CE Pro new products—home automation, audio, video, IoT, motorized shades, lighting control, energy management, home theater, networking and more.

Luxul Managed Gigabit Switch Features Power Scheduling, Port Auto Recovery

The Utah-based networking manufacturer Luxul has begun shipping its XMS-1208P Managed Gigabit Switch, and the company says it will also begin shipping its AMX-1816P 18-port/16-PoE+ L2/L3 Managed Switch in January 2019.

Top 2018 Home Tech Mergers & Acquisitions: IoT, Security, Smart Home, A/V, CE

2018 was big for mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, spinoffs, and other transactions in home electronics, including IoT, smart home, lighting, security, audio/video, wellness and the installer channel.

Home Tech Pros Should Get Hyperlocal With Nextdoor.com, Other Neighborhood Networks

Security dealers and home-tech integrators should try Nextdoor.com to generate hyperlocal business, referrals and repeat customers in a very efficient manner.

Top 50 Cities for Amazon Package Theft

San Francisco and Seattle are most frequent cities for Amazon package theft by ‘porch pirates’ and offer strongest potential to install front doorbell camera systems, according to study.

Former ADT CEO: $10/Month, No-Term Alarm Contracts Sold Online Are Future

Former ADT CEO Tim Whall says the future of smart home security is $10 per month, no-term monitoring contracts sold online to clients. Residential dealers need to transition to higher upfront equipment fees.

Canary Facing Class-Action Lawsuit Over Monthly Monitoring Fee

Smart home camera company Canary is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit after it stopped giving its users free features and instead started charging a monthly fee.