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Home Tech Kickstarter Projects

Here are a few current projects that may be of interest.

Raspberry Pi Home Automation System Hits Kickstarter

Julian Horsey for GeekyGadgets:  Zip The Fish has created a new Raspberry Pi adapter which has been specifically designed to enable a wide variety of home automation features allowing you to transform any property from a single small room to a large hotel smar

Special News Report for CEDIA 2016

Miss the show? New product announcements and news from CEDIA 2016.

The new Echo Dot gives Amazon the top spot in the smart home market

BI Intelligence:  Amazon announced the upcoming release of the second-generation Echo Dot, the smaller version of its popular Echo voice controlled speaker. The new device will be available starting on October 20and can currently be pre-order

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HomeToys.com - Special Tradeshow Coverage of CEDIA 2016.

CEDIA 2016 will be held from September 13th - 17th in Dallas, Texas . This HomeToys.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Houzz: Consumers Embracing Smart Home Technology

MEGAN SALZANO for HomeWorld Business:  Houzz’s recent home trends survey identified a growing consumer awareness and integration of smart home technology when it comes to home renovations and remodeling.

The survey revealed that 45% of renovating homeowners are incorporating smart technology, systems or devices into their home that can be monitored or controlled via smartphone, tablet or computer. Houzz’s 2016 U.S. Smart Home Trends Survey of nearly 1,000 homeowners in the midst of, planning, or who have recently completed a home renovation project, was conducted in collaboration with CEDIA.

According to the survey, renovated homes are more than twice as likely to include a smart system or device than before the renovation, 51% versus 20%, respectively. In terms of connected product category, the survey showed 25% of homeowners are installing smart devices for security and safety, 18% for entertainment, 14% for climate control and 12% for lighting. It also showed that 30% of upgraded smart home systems or devices can be controlled via a central hub and 26% include voice-controlled features.  Cont'd...

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24% of consumers with a sleep disorder want to know more about connected health technology solutions

Senior Research Director to Present Keynote Address at Sleep Technology Summit, September 26

SolPadâ„¢: The Future of Sustainable Personalized Energy Has Arrived

SolPad, the world's first and only truly integrated solar panel, marks a quantum leap in personal power and aims to gamify sustainable energy use for the masses.

Smart Home Industry Demand Summit Held in Qingdao; Haier U+ drives implementation of smart home industry

The Smart Home Industry Demand Summit, the theme of which focused on integration that crosses conventional boundaries and on collective sharing, was held in Qingdao on September 22, 2016.

Future Tech Trends, Holiday Sales Predictions and Startups Highlight CTA and Tech.Co's Innovate! and Celebrate

Event joins the biggest names in tech with cutting-edge startups to foster industry growth

Astatic 901 Boundary Mic Upgraded With Variable Pattern Technology

CAD's unique Variable Pattern technology makes the Astatic 901VP the only boundary mic that features a continuously variable polar pattern (Cardioid, Figure-of-eight and Omnidirectional).

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MIDLITE®'s SPEEDPORT Universal Cable Pass Thru, Fastening & Anchor System

MIDLITE®'s SPEEDPORT Universal Cable Pass Thru, Fastening & Anchor System

Use for any Low Voltage Cabling, A/V, Telecom, Data, Networking Ideal for : Sound Bars & Wall Speakers • Home Theater Cabling • A/V Furniture The SPEEDPORT™ is incredibly versatile and is ideal for wall mounted box speakers, sound bars and wireless access devices mounted in ceilings. It can accommodate almost any device needed to be hung on a wall or ceiling with cable pass thru and mounting. The ultra low profile design features a rubber grommet insert for bulk cable pass thru. Two mounting screws are hidden behind the grommet and offer a clean, unobtrusive presentation. Installation is quick & simple using a hole saw and attaches to acoustical ceiling tiles and/or gypsum board. Reducing labor and a whole lot of mess from hand cutting large rectangular holes - Low voltage brackets are no longer needed. Just cut your hole in the desired location, insert SPEEDPORT™ and tighten adjustable mounting arms to fasten securely.

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Leviton Security & Automation

Leviton Security & Automation

Leviton Security & Automation is an award-winning manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use. Control security, energy management, and entertainment devices from your mobile device with zero fees.