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The internet of things is coming to make your yard smart. The market for systems that can connect your yard may be new, but it’s already proving to be exciting.

7 ways to keep your smart home from being hacked

Kari Paul for MarketWatch:  As the recent announcement that 500 million Yahoo email accounts were

Smart Linux Home Hubs Mix IoT with AI

Eric Brown for  Industrial, rather than home, applications will likely dominate the Inte

Why Insurance Companies Want to Subsidize Your Smart Home

Stacey Higginbotham for MIT Technology Review:  Insurers such USAA and American Fami

The UK Just Switched on Its Future Smart Home Power Grid

Mike Brown for Inverse:  The world’s first data transmission over a power grid has been succ

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3,200 Connected Home Devices At Best Buy

Chuck Martin for IoTDaily:  Any consumers who go shopping specifically for a smart, connected home device this holiday season are going to face a bewildering assortment.

The number of products ranging from smart appliances and home control systems to smart security systems and streaming media devices is now in the thousands at Best Buy alone, according to a new study.

The study on consumer attitudes toward smart appliances is based on a nationally representative sample of 1,000 consumers each in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, conducted by Futuresource Consulting.

Researchers counted more than 3,000 connected home devices being sold at Best Buy. The tally provides a general idea of the largest and smallest categories.  Cont'd...

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Skylink Announces First IFTTT Compatible Garage Door Opener-ATOMS™

With an IFTTT (If This Then That) connected garage door opener homeowners can safeguard and monitor the largest entry point of their home.

Morai Motion Launches New Inline Nexus Series of Micro Linear Actuators

New line of products comes in stroke lengths ranging from one to six inches, allowing for a precise fit, each delivering impressive performance, Morai Motion reports FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Smart Home Water Shut Off Kit with Leak Sensors, No Programming, No Plumbing Required

EcoNet Controls of Clearwater Florida, a manufacturer of "Unique Home Automation Devices & Solutions", has released its Smart Home Water Shut Off Kit. The LSK or Leak Sensor Kit includes the EBV105-UMK water shut off controller and 1 or more leak sensors. The wireless leak sensor/s have been preconfigured to communicate directly to the shut off the water in the case of a water leak.

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Elk Products -m1 Gold With Two-way Wireless

The M1 Gold Security & Automation Control combines security, fire, energy management, lighting, and access control to provide total control of the home. Easily integrating with products of industry partner manufacturers, M1 controls offer a truly customized solution. With remote access capabilities and simple, user-friendly interfaces, M1 keeps homeowners informed and in control, anytime, anywhere! ELK's Two-Way Wireless family of products for the M1 offers a truly secure and reliable wireless solution with cutting edge techniques such as frequency hopping and UL approved jamming detection to defend against interference, hacking, and jamming. Advanced features ensure reliability, extend battery life, and provide innovative security enhancements including wirelessly interconnected smoke detectors, motion detectors with built-in security/convenience lights, and key fobs with a system status inquiry button, allowing users to see if an alarm has been activated before entering the home.

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