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.

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.