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Julie Jacobson's Latest Posts

Read: Home Automation Vendors Crestron, Savant Settle Multiple Lawsuits

Home Automation Vendors Crestron, Savant Settle Multiple Lawsuits

Crestron and Savant end four years of lawsuits that have disrupted the professional home automation business. The two parties settled out-of-court.

Read: Tyco’s Reasons for Investing in Qolsys Security/Home Automation

Tyco’s Reasons for Investing in Qolsys Security/Home Automation

Read: 10 Cool Things I Didn’t Know About Nortek’s Linear Security/Home Automation

10 Cool Things I Didn’t Know About Nortek’s Linear Security/Home Automation

Did you know that Nortek’s Linear security and home automation group has the only NASA-approved doorsets? Or that it has a crash-test dummy named Fred? I didn’t.

Read: Napco Releases First Control4-Certified Security Panel

Napco Releases First Control4-Certified Security Panel

By incorporating Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) into its Gemini security panel, Napco aims to strengthen its position in the security/home automation realm.

Read: ADT Partners With IFTTT for DIY Home Automation Channel

ADT Partners With IFTTT for DIY Home Automation Channel

Popular cloud-based home automation platform IFTTT is testing an ADT Pulse channel to engage customers with a DIY element.

Read: Can You Really Future-Proof an IP Network?

Can You Really Future-Proof an IP Network?

Learn certain things you can do to optimize a home or small-business network today for new developments – like IoT, hacker bots, cloud services and 4K – tomorrow.

Read: Control4 Acquires Card Access’ Home Automation Biz

Control4 Acquires Card Access’ Home Automation Biz

The deal allows Control4 to take over manufacturing, technical support and sales of Card Access’ ZigBee devices.

Read: Wink, Home Depot Aim to ‘Take Confusion Out’ of Home Automation

Wink, Home Depot Aim to ‘Take Confusion Out’ of Home Automation

Wink’s 24/7 tech support, product packaging, device discovery, real-time diagnostics expected to drive home automation sales; works with Android Wear.

Read: Staples Connect Hub Slashed to $49; Newer Model Adds Bluetooth, ZigBee

Staples Connect Hub Slashed to $49; Newer Model Adds Bluetooth, ZigBee

The original $99 Staples Connect home automation hub by Linksys drops to $49, with a new $79 option from D-Link coming with ZigBee and Bluetooth; Windows 8 and Samsung TV apps added to platform.

Read: A Look at Monoprice’s New Z-Wave Line

A Look at Monoprice’s New Z-Wave Line

Monoprice has launched a new line of affordable Z-Wave home automation prdoucts, including an electronic door lock.

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