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.

Clare Adds Support for Autonomic, August, Danalock, More

In addition to supporting more manufacturers, Clare has also added a new Amazon Alexa security skill that gives homeowners the ability to arm and disarm their security system via voice commands.

RIP HAI, Home Automation Icon: CE Pro Wouldn’t Exist Without You

How Home Automation Inc. (HAI), now discontinued by Leviton, was responsible for the existence of CE Pro. Plus, photos from HAI and co-founder Jay McLellan in the early days.

Parks Associates: Consumers Have Major Concerns About Smart Home Privacy and Safety

A study from Park Associates says that consumers are overwhelmingly concerned about smart home security and privacy issues, and more than one-third of those polled had experienced a data security problem.

Roberts Leaves Nortek Security & Control

Nortek Security & Control’s executive Vice President of products and marketing Joe Roberts has left the company. Nortek Security & Control says it will begin a search to replace Roberts.

Resideo Buys IoT Startup LifeWhere to Expand Its Remote Monitoring Solutions

By acquiring LifeWhere’s remote monitoring and diagnostics solutions, Resideo looks to more effectively bridge the gap between homeowners and service experts

Smart Locks Open Up MDU Market for Integrator

Mass-market appeal of Yale smart locks help California integrator Green Marbles expand its customer base.