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Honeywell Sues to Block Icontrol, Alarm.com Merger on Antitrust Grounds – CE Pro

Two dominant SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers Icontrol and Alarm.com are being sued by competitor Honeywell to block a proposed merger. Combined company would control 70% of the market for interactive security and home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro) Source: Honeywell Sues to Block Icontrol, Alarm.com Merger on Antitrust Grounds – CE Pro

Google inadvertently reset some WiFi and OnHub routers (update: some mobile devices also affected)

Update (2/24): According to a report from Android Police, its not just OnHub and WiFi Routers, some mobile devices are affected to. The issue isn’t a hack or malicious activity, simply an error that prevents proper sign-in. Thankfully fixing the issue is as simple as reseting things, as highlighted here at Google support. Source: Google inadvertently reset some WiFi and OnHub routers (update: some mobile devices also affected) | AndroidAuthority

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2017: From Voice Control to VR

CE Pro presents the Top 5 trends for home-technology integrators to watch for 2017: voice control for home automation, virtual reality and augmented reality, device discovery and data collection, new models in tech deployment, and fiber in the home. Source: Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2017: From Voice Control to VR

Can A Smart Home Replace Security Guards and Video Camera Surveillance?

Since security guards and video camera surveillance can significantly increase security overhead, smart homes can offer a way to lower those costs while still maintaining a keen eye on one”s property. Source: Can A Smart Home Replace Security Guards and Video Camera Surveillance?

Smart Home Startup Aimed at Renters Signs Nest, Revolv Execs to Board

Former Nest and Revolv executives join IOTAS, a Portland smart home startup targeting the elusive rental (and Millennial) market. Source: Smart Home Startup Aimed at Renters Signs Nest, Revolv Execs to Board

Raspberry Pi Zero HATs for Home Automation and IoT Designs – News

2016 brought some interesting additions for Raspberry Pi Zero that can be incorporated into home automation and IoT prototyping. Source: Raspberry Pi Zero HATs for Home Automation and IoT Designs – News

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