Vivint Smart Home Named One of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company

Largest smart home services provider among the world's best in business and innovation

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Why Vivint Smart Home Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017

Fast Company:   The company's device-subscription packages are opening the door to the connected home of the future. "We’re taking what’s very complicated and simplifying it for the consumer," says Vivint Smart Home cofounder and CEO Todd Pedersen. The Provo, Utah–based company solves the most common problems with intelligent appliances—namely that they’re often difficult to set up and don’t play nice with any other internet-connected devices—by approaching smart-home technology as a subscription-based service. A lot of companies develop a single product, Pedersen says, "but if you try to add additional services and products to your home, they’re completely uncoordinated." Instead, Vivint’s 1.2 million customers sign up for packages that include the installation of hardware (both its own and that of other companies, such as Nest); 24/7 tech support; repair services; and the seamless coordination of everything—from doorbell cameras to thermostats­­—via the Vivint app. Last year, this strategy increased annual revenue by roughly 15%, to more than $650 million.   Cont'd...

Connect Home Control Systems Provide Peace of Mind

Gentec Services offers home automation system installation for peace of mind and convenience

2017 Creative Storage Conference Announces New Sponsors and Exhibitors

Speaker Submission Deadline is April 1, 2017

Year-Over-Year Home Automation Revenue Grew Over 50 Percent

According to global information provider, The NPD Group, annual 2016 U.S. dollar sales of home automation products experienced growth of 57 percent versus 2015. Security and monitoring products continued to lead the category, making-up over 60 percent of dollar share. Smart entry devices, such as smart doorbells, saw an increase in dollar and unit sales of 171 percent and 206 percent, respectively, when compared to the year prior, according to NPD's Retail Tracking Service.  While awareness levels of many smart home devices have fluctuated, smart doorbells are an item within the smart entry space that saw growing awareness and ownership. Smart doorbell awareness increased four percentage points, and ownership increased two percentage points, according to the Connected Home Automation Report from NPD's Connected Intelligence.  Networked video cameras continue to be the most common component of today's smart home, as nearly one-third of smart homes have this feature installed. In fact, over the last year consumer demand for multi-packs of IP cameras has increased 129 percent in U.S. dollar sales versus 2015*.   Full Press Release:

Qorvo® Wi-Fi Innovator Cees Links Honored with Golden Mousetrap Lifetime Achievement Award

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Year-Over-Year Home Automation Revenue Grew Over 50 Percent

Smart doorbells led the category in awareness growth, according to NPD Connected Intelligence.

Xantech Expands Connectivity Solutions with Introduction of New EX Series HDMI Cables

The #1 name in IR debuts the first in a new group of connectivity solutions at ISE 2017.

8% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a plug-in electric vehicle in next 12 months

Smart Energy Summit, February 20-22 in Austin, features keynote from Toyota

TheHardwareCity.com Expands the Smart Home Controller Product Line with Leviton Z-Wave Enabled Universal Dimmer Switches

TheHardwareCity.com offers more home automation, energy management and lighting control products with the addition of the new Leviton DZ6HD-1RZ Z-Wave Enabled Universal Dimmer Switch.

Platinum Tools® Multi-Award Winning Next Generation Termination System Now Shipping

The Patented ezEX-RJ45 System Provides a Modular Solution to Make the Termination of Larger Diameter Twisted-Pair Cables Easy and Error-Free

45% of U.S. broadband households are very concerned about unauthorized access regarding smart home devices

Complimentary webcast examines trends for support strategies and IoT technologies revealed at CES® 2017

THE STAMPEDE DRONE ARENA SET TO RETURN TO ISE 2017!

More manufacturers, choices, and training programs set the tone for a new year of expanding business opportunities; European version of the Stampede Big Book AV to make its ISE debut!

2017 Creative Storage Conference Agenda Focuses on Storage for VR and 4K/8K Workflows

Speaker Submission Deadline is April 1, 2017

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Introducing the revolutionary Comelit Visto Smart Doorbell

Introducing the revolutionary Comelit Visto Smart Doorbell

The Visto Doorbell is a new Smart Doorbell from Comelit which combines a modern Italian design with all of the basic features you are looking for in a smart video doorbell. In fact, it is so smart that it can use the 2 wires from your existing doorbell and pass both the power and the data signals. This solves the common problem of having poor wifi coverage all the way at your front door. The Visto also has built in night vision, video recording on a SD card and in the cloud, motion detection, and multiple mounting options including an angle mount. The second thing we are introducing is the Visto Dealer referral program. Because we only sell through the Professional Distribution channel, we want to give our dealers who buy in that channel extra incentives to sell our product. For any security dealers or installers who go on our website www.vistodoorbell.com, and sign up for our program, we will offer the following: - Free referrals to customers in your area - Cashback program - 10% discount during the 1st month of the launch - Free Visto t-shirts and gear - A chance to win a trip for 2 to Venice, Italy Its that easy. Let us refer customer to you and get paid in the process. All while selling a wonderful Italian designed smart doorbell which is innovative and easy to install. So all dealers should protect the pro-channel and install products like the Visto which are made and sold only at your friendly local security and low voltage distributors.