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The Power of ZigBee 3.0 - All about the new and improved ZigBee 3.0

ZigBee 3.0 is open, universal, and complete. It is fully interoperable with existing internet applications. It is supported by volume shipments today, with estimates ranging from 1M units per week to 1M units per day.

PEEK INSIDE HONDA’S RADICALLY EFFICIENT, ENERGY-PRODUCING SMART HOME

By Jenny McGrath for DigitalTrends:  Last March, Honda showed off its state-of-the-art smart home, which is so energy efficient it actually produces more energy than it uses. But it wasn’t just a slick showpiece. For the last nine months, the Bennett/O’

Swann Enters the Connected Home Market with SwannOne

The SwannOne system begins with the SwannOne Smart Hub and iOS or Android app for easy control and endless applications. Then add on the SwannOne SoundView Camera to monitor and record what’s happening in your home. There is even a tamper detection feature which sends

AptoVision is the Silicon Driving New 4K AV over IP Products

The idea is to use standard Ethernet infrastructure and equipment to move audio, video, control, USB and even Ethernet signals from source to sink.

Keep Uninvited Virtual Guests Out of Your Home

Traditional security solutions are not well equipped to defend your network full of these new IoT devices.

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Silicon Valley will soon become a massive player in home security

 Bob Bryan for BusinessInsider:  Currently, there are three types of home security on the market. The industry giants run traditional professionally installed and monitored systems, like what ADT offers and telecoms such as Comcast and AT&T have begun to roll out. These represent 93% of the home-security market, says Citi.

The next is self-installed and professionally monitored in which a customer installs the hardware and then pays a subscriber fee to have the house monitored by professionals. This category includes companies like SimpliSafe, Frontpoint, and Protect America. These companies have 4.7% market share.

Finally, self-installed and monitored systems such as Google's Nest and Dropcam or Apple's HomeKit-enabled devices leave it up to the user to set up their home security and use notifications to enabled devices to alert people. For these services there is no human monitoring the home security. They control 2.3% of the market, but not for long says Citi.

Based on research projections, Citi estimates that self-installed and monitored systems will control 34% of the market in five years, with professional system slipping to 61.6%. In the longer term, 20 years from now, these numbers are projected to basically switch with self-monitored systems holding 62.5% of the market and professional services making up 31.3%.  Cont'd...

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CHRISTIE PROVIDES CLASS-LEADING SOLUTIONS FOR ENHANCED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AT CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY 2015

July 27-30 at Hynes Convention Center in Boston

CONNECTIONS™ Europe features keynotes from Honeywell, Icontrol Networks, Nest, and Viacom

Tenth-annual conference to focus on business models, new technologies, monetization, and partnerships in connected entertainment and smart home markets

Platinum Tools® Adds EZ-Datalock(TM) Strain Reliefs to EZ-RJ45® System Solutions

Now Shipping, Patented Design Prevents Both Inadvertent and Malicious Cable Disconnects, Providing 24/7 Data Network Protection and Security

With More Than $1 Million in Pre-Orders, Ecovent Closes $6.9 Million in Funding to Bring Room-by-Room Temperature Control and Comfort to Homeowners

Emerson Climate Technologies Leads Series A Round Amid Pre-Order Success of the CES 2015 Automation Product of the Year

SMART ELECTRONIC LOCKS ARE OPENING DOORS FOR HOME BUILDERS

Huge Technological Advances Over Last Few Years Have Increased Value of Locks As an Effective Home-Sales Tool

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Coming Soon - D-Tools System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015)

Coming Soon - D-Tools System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015)

D-Tools System Integrator 2015 (SI 2015) is a complete estimation, design, and project management software solution. From large commercial integrators to smaller companies, SI 2015 helps increase revenues while reducing time and costs associated with the integration of low-voltage systems. SI 2015's data-driven workflow links equipment lists to project documentation - including estimates, and drawings (via Visio or AutoCAD), and enables the creation of Work and Service Orders to effectively manage the project to completion. Award-winning enhancements to the software include Mobile Install management and inventory tracking in QuickBooks.

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