Ikea is getting into home automation with a new smart hub

Chaim Gartenberg for The Verge: The core of the Trådfri system is a gateway device that connects to the internet via an Ethernet connection and creates a local Trådfri network to connect local bulbs. Like most of Ikea's wares, the company is pursing an extremely aggressive pricing scheme, with a base set of the internet gateway, a remote, and two Trådfri bulbs running just 749 kr, or roughly $85.40.

FIREFX APPOINTS STAMPEDE TO DISTRIBUTE ITS AWARD-WINNING CYBER-SECURITY SYSTEM THROUGHOUT THE AMERICAS

Stampede, the world's leading value-added distributor of ProAV solutions, today announced that it has been appointed to serve as a distribution partner for FIREFX, a leading IoT security appliance and professional grade high-performance media system developer. According to Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly, the distribution partnership is effective immediately and covers the United States, Canada and Latin America.

FetchitGO from Tantiv4 Makes Waves on Kickstarter

Tantiv4's FetchitGO wins backers on Kickstarter for its easy-to-use Home Automation and IoT controller, simplifying technology for all.

59% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers upset when advertisers use their personal data

New FCC and Senate actions change rules for service providers in collecting consumer data

3 Million European Homes Now Have Connected Heating Controls

Delta-ee's latest European State of the Market Report has found 3M homes in Europe are equipped with smart thermostats or connected room heating controls and that number is set to grow to 9M by the end of 2019.

3 Million European Homes Now Have Connected Heating Controls

Delta-ee's latest European State of the Market Report has found 3M homes in Europe are equipped with smart thermostats or connected room heating controls and that number is set to grow to 9M by the end of 2019.

New CTA Smart Home Security Checklist for Tech Installers Will Improve Consumers' IoT Security

"To better safeguard consumers' privacy and sensitive information, CTA created the first-ever tool designed by installers, for installers, that outlines existing best practices, standards and methods for today's smart home security challenges."

New CTA Smart Home Security Checklist for Tech Installers Will Improve Consumers' IoT Security

"To better safeguard consumers' privacy and sensitive information, CTA created the first-ever tool designed by installers, for installers, that outlines existing best practices, standards and methods for today's smart home security challenges."

60% of U.S. smart watch owners use their watch to count steps

Senior Research Director to Present Keynote Address at Home Health Technology Summit, March 27

Choosing the Right Size Structured Media® Enclosure

Structured Media enclosures make it easy to manage your home network connectivity and hardware, but choosing the right size can be difficult.

Apple and Amazon take fight from smart home to hotel room

Caitlin McGarry for MacWorld: The high-end Wynn Las Vegas resort chose Alexa last December, adding Amazon Echo devices in its suites. Now Marriott International is trying to decide between Amazon and Apple, according to a Bloomberg report. The JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas has been testing Amazon Alexa-integrated devices since October as an operator of sorts-the conduit to room service and housekeeping. Alexa can also control the lighting in a handful of the Marriott's rooms, though that isn't her primary role.

Somfy Wins WCMA Award for Best Consumer Advertising Campaign

Somfy's Happify Your Home™ Commercial Campaign Awarded by the Window Covering Manufacturers Association.

iSmartAlarm Unveils Major Updates and Innovative Features

iSmart Alarm, Inc., the leader in DIY smart home security, today announces the launch of iSmartAlarm App v2.0.1, the largest update to date to the award-winning iSmartAlarm Apps on iOS and Android devices. With this new update now available for download, fans will have a host of exciting new features, the ability to customize all system Modes, a cleaner UI experience, and significant upgrades in speed and stability.

CasaTunes musicBox 6 Delivers Design Tool for Do-It-Yourself Customers

Removes Guesswork in Setting Up a Complete Music System Quickly and Easily

iSmartAlarm Unveils Major Updates and Innovative Features for its Smart Home Security Products and iPhone and Android Apps

iSmart Alarm, Inc. has released app v2.0.1, a major update to the award-winning iSmartAlarm home security apps on iOS and Android devices. With this new release, users have gained many new exciting and requested features, including customizable Modes, better camera controls, a cleaner UI experience, and significant upgrades in speed and stability.

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