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Julie Jacobson

Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration.

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Julie Jacobson's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: ADT CEO Responds to ‘Pundits’ Questioning IPO Decision After Lackluster Debut

ADT CEO Responds to ‘Pundits’ Questioning IPO Decision After Lackluster Debut

CNBC challenged ADT CEO Tim Whall to explain the security and home automation giant’s lackluster IPO. Here’s what went down.

Read: How Nest Secure Could Potentially Affect Thread, Weave & Insurance Companies

How Nest Secure Could Potentially Affect Thread, Weave & Insurance Companies

Nest Secure, a new UL-listed DIY security and home automation system with professional monitoring by MONI, can have major implications for IoT protocols.

Read: Let’s Guess What’s Inside Honeywell’s Upcoming DIY Security System

Let’s Guess What’s Inside Honeywell’s Upcoming DIY Security System

Smart home pro Julie Jacobson predicts Honeywell’s DIY security system will utilize Z-Wave for home automation, Total Connect for SHaaS (smart home as a service) and more.

Read: Is Will.i.am-Owned Wink Releasing Its Own Z-Wave Security Devices?

Is Will.i.am-Owned Wink Releasing Its Own Z-Wave Security Devices?

After years of relying on third-party IoT device makers, home automation developer Wink Labs is making its own Z-Wave security peripherals for the first time, according to recent FCC filings.

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.

Julie Jacobson's Latest Posts

Read: This Modern-Day PERS Solution Utilizes Google Home

This Modern-Day PERS Solution Utilizes Google Home

The realKNX home automation system gives users the ability to use Google Assistant to automatically call a caregiver in case of an emergency.

Read: Nest Recruits Old School Rapper to Promote Pro Services

Nest Recruits Old School Rapper to Promote Pro Services

Nest makes a cheesy but effective video to recruit pros to the program and make a case for consumers to hire professional installers.

Read: ADT CEO Responds to ‘Pundits’ Questioning IPO Decision After Lackluster Debut

ADT CEO Responds to ‘Pundits’ Questioning IPO Decision After Lackluster Debut

CNBC challenged ADT CEO Tim Whall to explain the security and home automation giant’s lackluster IPO. Here’s what went down.

Read: Ring Reaches Settlement With ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Plus Other Developments

Ring Reaches Settlement With ADT in Zonoff Lawsuit, Plus Other Developments

Ring reportedly settles with ADT in Zonoff lawsuit for $25 million, plans to launch super-cheap “Ring Alarm” security system soon, adds Z-Wave sensors, acquires Mr. Beams.

Read: Toshiba Debuts Home Automation System With Built-In Security Camera, Smart Home Hub

Toshiba Debuts Home Automation System With Built-In Security Camera, Smart Home Hub

Unveiled at CES 2018, the Toshiba Symbio supports Z-Wave, Zigbee and WiFi. It’s being billed as “the world’s first all-in-one smart home solution.”

Read: Ring Gets Hit With Patent Infringement Over Video Doorbell

Ring Gets Hit With Patent Infringement Over Video Doorbell

Dealing with its second lawsuit in less than a year, video doorbell-maker Ring has been accused of stealing intellectual property from SkyBell Technologies.

Read: 9 Smart Fire Prevention Products From CES 2018

9 Smart Fire Prevention Products From CES 2018

Multiple life-saving smart home devices are making their debut at CES 2018. Can IoT devices mitigate the spread of flames and loss of life?

Read: Control4 Buys Ihiji to Build Top Connected Home Management Platform

Control4 Buys Ihiji to Build Top Connected Home Management Platform

The deal will allow Control4 to combine two industry-leading network and device management solutions into one unified service platform.

Read: 10 Reasons Smart Home Devices Will Be Everywhere in 2018

10 Reasons Smart Home Devices Will Be Everywhere in 2018

As smart home products go mainstream and the IoT becomes more convoluted, you can expect to see a rise in the demand of professional installations.

Read: Hacked! Why Home Security Camera Installs Should Be Left to Pros

Hacked! Why Home Security Camera Installs Should Be Left to Pros

When selling video surveillance systems to would-be DIYs, remind customers about all the cybersecurity hacks out there, especially through IP cameras.

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