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Read: SnapAV Acquires Distributor Allnet to Speed Up Midwest Distribution

SnapAV Acquires Distributor Allnet to Speed Up Midwest Distribution

SnapAV is looking to snatch business from suppliers in competing categories, including power management, networking and surveillance, with the help of its Cloud-based platform.

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.

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