CEDIA Find: Cellgate’s Cell-Based Access Control with Streaming Video; Control4 Integration

Cellgate, maker of cellular-based gate-entry and surveillance systems, will demo Control4 integration at CEDIA Expo 2019.

Leviton Partners With Alarm.com to Integrate Z-Wave Lighting Controls

Thanks to Z-Wave technology, a number of Leviton Decora Smart lighting controls can now integrate with Alarm.com panels and controllers.

Be Sure to Limit Your Cyber Liabilities by Doing This

It won’t be long until customers will only do business with integrators who install products that follow modern cybersecurity practices like secure encryption.

Just How Fast Are ADT Smart Home Initiatives Expanding?

ADT Q2 report shows 80% of ADT residential installs are now smart home systems. Deploys 15,000 Amazon Alexa Guards.

Star Wars & Star Trek Fan Builds Dream Home Thanks to California Integrator

This sci-fi superfan’s home is full of unique touches like a catwalk that runs over the pool and leads to a ‘Star Trekian’ dining room table and a Star Wars-themed home theater.

SnapAV, Control4 Merger Complete

SnapAV’s $680M acquisition of Control4 is finalized with 99% shareholder approval. New mega-company remains focused on professional install channel only.

abode Adds Enhanced Voice Control Features via Google Assistant

abode’s updated support for Google Assistant gives users the ability to control lighting, switches, plugs, and disarm/arm their security system.

BlackWire Designs Now Offers Scalable, Cloud-Based Access Control from ProDataKey

BlackWire Designs is now offering ProDataKey’s plug-and-play cloud-based wireless access controls system designed for full mobile management.

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.

ADT Settles Lawsuit With NorthStar for $3M

ADT has settled its lawsuit against NorthStar after providing evidence from at least 500 customers who said they were victims of deceptive sales tactics from NorthStar employees.