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Your best source for all the latest news and developments in the world of smart homes, IoT and building automation. Whether its home controls, smart security systems, A/V or anything IoT-related, you'll find it here.

Automation News

Read: 5 Keys to Offering Cloud-Based Managed Access Control

5 Keys to Offering Cloud-Based Managed Access Control

5 tips to help security systems integrators get into the managed access control and RMR business more easily without setting up their own infrastructure.

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Read: Professionals React to Lennar Eliminating Nearly All Low-Voltage Wiring From New Homes

Professionals React to Lennar Eliminating Nearly All Low-Voltage Wiring From New Homes

Lennars commitment to going all-wireless has been received with mixed feelings by those in the home-technology industry.

Products News

Read: Berk-Tek Launches LANmark-IP Cable for High PoE Applications

Berk-Tek Launches LANmark-IP Cable for High PoE Applications

Berk-Tek’s LANmark-IP cabling is specially constructed with 22AWG conductors and all-FEP insulation to effectively manage the heat generated by high-power PoE.

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Read: Bluetooth Mesh Networking to Enable Industrial-Grade IoT Connectivity

Bluetooth Mesh Networking to Enable Industrial-Grade IoT Connectivity

The newly released Bluetooth mesh standard will support many-to-many device communications, enhancing smart homes, commercial offices, industrial IoT applications and more.

Read: HS Technology Blends Security With A/V as Integrated Installation of the Year Runner-Up

HS Technology Blends Security With A/V as Integrated Installation of the Year Runner-Up

HST installed several integrated systems during a complex renovation, earning itself the honor of Integrated Installation of the Year runner-up (small to midsize company).

Read: Smart Home Forecast: 55% Market Penetration in North America by 2021

Smart Home Forecast: 55% Market Penetration in North America by 2021

The European smart home market lags behind North America in terms of penetration and market maturity, according to Berg Insight.

Read: Top Security Stories From June 2017

Top Security Stories From June 2017

All the major security news and events you may have missed from the month of June.

Read: SSI Security Solutions Awards to Spotlight Field-Proven Wares

SSI Security Solutions Awards to Spotlight Field-Proven Wares

Each year the Security Solutions Awards program measures how products perform in actual deployments in the field. Enter today and save $100.

Read: August Home Updates Smart Home Access Solution With New Features

August Home Updates Smart Home Access Solution With New Features

The updates to August Home’s smart lock, smart keypad and doorbell cam give users more control and easier access to the devices.

Read: Amazon Files Patent for Voice-Controlled Light Switch With Alexa-Like Function

Amazon Files Patent for Voice-Controlled Light Switch With Alexa-Like Function

Amazon’s patent application for the voice-controlled light switch describes multiple mics on the faceplate and switch itself, so it can respond based on the position of the user and whether the light is on or off.

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