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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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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.

Read: Former Z-Wave Alliance Chairman Joins Rival ZigBee Alliance

Former Z-Wave Alliance Chairman Joins Rival ZigBee Alliance

Mark Walters, former chairman of Z-Wave Alliance, joins ZigBee Alliance as vice president of strategic development. But he’s no turncoat.

Julie Jacobson's Latest Posts

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.

Read: Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders Due to ADT Lawsuit

Ring Refunds ‘Protect’ Pre-orders Due to ADT Lawsuit

The ADT lawsuit claims the Ring Protect security and home automation system uses stolen IP from Zonoff, ADT’s development partner.

Read: Security & Home Automation: 3 Major Trends You Need to Know

Security & Home Automation: 3 Major Trends You Need to Know

Discover the latest in security and home automation, including insurtech, closed vs. open ecosystems and cloud vs. local communications.

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: Ring DIY Security System Sales Halted by ADT Lawsuit

Ring DIY Security System Sales Halted by ADT Lawsuit

A judge has temporarily enjoined Ring from selling its new Ring Protect security and home automation, suggesting the the company stole intellectual property from Zonoff that rightfully belonged to ADT.

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: Z-Wave’s New ‘SmartStart’ Feature Simplifies Smart Home Setup

Z-Wave’s New ‘SmartStart’ Feature Simplifies Smart Home Setup

Z-Wave SmartStart enables the pre-configuration of devices to a network before they reach the home, reducing installation time and maximizing ROI for installers.

Read: Ring Launches DIY Security System With Optional Monitoring

Ring Launches DIY Security System With Optional Monitoring

The Ring Protect DIY security and home automation system features ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth, WiFi, cellular and no-contract professional alarm monitoring.

Read: ADT vs. Mike Harris: Court Battle for Ring’s IoT Assets Begins

ADT vs. Mike Harris: Court Battle for Ring’s IoT Assets Begins

IoT trial commences for ADT Holdings vs. Mike Harris, regarding Ring’s (Bot Home Automation) acquisition of Zonoff’s Z1 home automation platform.

Read: ADT to Utilize Samsung’s SmartThings for Monitored, DIY Security and Automation Solution

ADT to Utilize Samsung’s SmartThings for Monitored, DIY Security and Automation Solution

Featuring aspects of both DIY and Pro, the new ADT Security Hub has a full SmartThings home automation hub inside, with Z-Wave, cellular-backup radios and more.

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