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Amazon buys Ring and Stops Selling Nest Products

Amazon has announced it will stop selling NEST Products including Nest Thermostats, Cameras, Smoke Detectors, Door Bells and the new Nest Protect Security System. The move to stop selling Nest on Amazon is part of a bigger war between Amazon … Continue reading

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Voice Shopping will Explode to $40 Billion by 2022

Currently only 10-13% of homes in the US and UK have smart (Voice Controlled) speakers which generate $2 Billion a year from voice initiated online sales.   According to a Study from OC&C Strategy Consultants Voice Shopping is going to … Continue reading

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GE/Jasco Shows Off 5 New Z-Wave Smart Remotes

The new GE/Jasco Remote Z-Wave Switches look a lot like Lutron Pico Switches and are the same size and shape as Decor light switches.  The remotes are battery powered so no wiring is required.  They can be mounted inside a standard electrical … Continue reading

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Kwikset / Weiser Convert – New Z-Wave Deadbolt Conversion Kit

Kwikset first introduced the bluetooth based Kevo CONVERT deadbolt kit last November 2016 and next month they’re scheduled to debut a Z-wave Version of the CONVERT Lock at ISC West. Kwikset Convert™ conversion kit is Kwikset’s new Z-Wave™ Smart Lock … Continue reading

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Weiser/Kwikset New Signature Series Deadbolt

Kwikset/Weiser will be showing off their new Signature Series Deadbolt locks at ISC West this year. The New Signature Series Deadbolts come in two styles Round and Square and three color finishes Satin Nickel, Gold and Venetian Bronze. Signature series … Continue reading

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Lutron Smart Connected Lighting Solves Problems

When building a new home or renovating and existing home sometimes the location of the light switches doesn’t work well or efficiently and changes need to be made.  Moving hard wired light switches can be costly but sometimes using wireless Smart … Continue reading

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The NEST Effect …. Smart Thermostats Everywhere!

If anyone doubted the impact Google’s purchase of NEST would have on the security industry it was clearly evident at ISC West this year.  Walking around the show floor, I couldn’t tell if I was at a HVAC Trade Show or … Continue reading

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New Alarm.com App Now Available

Alarm.com’s new iOS App Version 3.2 is now available for download on the Apple App Store. The New iOS App adds support for the Apple Watch and will allow you to arm/disarm, control locks, garage doors and thermostats all from … Continue reading

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Microsoft Launchs Home Automation System

Does the world really need another Home Automation System, Microsoft seems to think so. Starting June 1st, 2014 Microsoft has partnered with Insteon to incorporate the Insteon Hub and select peripheral devices into a Windows Phone App available on any … Continue reading

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2Gig Technologies New GC3 Panel – Everything you need to know

2Gig Technologies showed off their GC3 panel at ISC West 2014 earlier this month.   The new GC3 panel boast and impressive set of features including a large  7” inch touch screen, WiFi, Cellular, Bluetooth Low Energy and Z-Wave Radios plus … Continue reading

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