Home Automation

Read: DIY Entrant Konnected Converts Existing Alarm Panels Into Smart Home Systems

DIY Entrant Konnected Converts Existing Alarm Panels Into Smart Home Systems

The startup Konnected Alarm Panel is billed as the first-of-its kind solution to convert a wired alarm system for app-based smart home controls.

Read: DIY Gambit: Should Pro Installers Consider a Self-Install Offering to Stave Off Competition?

DIY Gambit: Should Pro Installers Consider a Self-Install Offering to Stave Off Competition?

A slew of DIY security and home automation competitors are flooding the marketplace, challenging traditional business models to keep pace.

Read: Hurricanes Blamed for Decrease in September Housing Starts

Hurricanes Blamed for Decrease in September Housing Starts

Home-building activity tumbled in September, with housing starts down 4.7% to a rate of 1.127 million, according to the latest data.

Read: Vivint Integrates Philips Hue to Expand Smart Home Lighting

Vivint Integrates Philips Hue to Expand Smart Home Lighting

Vivint has integrated Philips Hue products, which can be controlled from the SkyControl panel, mobile app or via Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices.

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.

Read: SentryNet Launches DIY Smart Home Security System for Dealers to Market

SentryNet Launches DIY Smart Home Security System for Dealers to Market

The wholesale central station’s SWARM Secure is a self-installed solution intended to be professionally monitored and supported by local security dealers.

Read: Nest Unveils a Home Security System for $499; MONI to Provide Optional Monitoring

Nest Unveils a Home Security System for $499; MONI to Provide Optional Monitoring

The system is intended to compete with the likes of ADT, Vivint and DIY providers such as Abode, Scout, SimpliSafe and others.

Read: IoT Research: Consumers Will Switch Insurance Providers to Obtain Smart Home Products

IoT Research: Consumers Will Switch Insurance Providers to Obtain Smart Home Products

A new report from Parks Associates examines the insurance channel for smart home products and services.

Read: Why Z-Wave Is the Fastest, Most Secure Smart Home Tech for Security Integrators

Why Z-Wave Is the Fastest, Most Secure Smart Home Tech for Security Integrators

Find out why Z-Wave products are well-suited for security integrators looking to expand their home automation and IoT offerings.

Read: ipDatatel and Resolution Products to Merge, New Chairman Appointed

ipDatatel and Resolution Products to Merge, New Chairman Appointed

Since there is virtually no overlap between the offerings of ipDatatel and Resolution Products, the two companies will mostly be unchanged.

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