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What is the Real Value of IoT?

Cees Links describes how IoT will make our lives better.

Powerful home automation app Stringify comes to Android and adds IFTTT integration

Rita El Khoury for AndroidPolice:  Ever since I got my Wink Hub 2, one of the services I kept

Smart Home Hardware and Services Revenue Set for a Steep Growth

Pratibha Nanduri for ReadITQuick:  Market research company Juniper Research, has relea

Eaton Demonstrates Electrical Advancements in Residential Home Construction and Automation

Eaton News Release:  Power management company Eaton supplied the automation-rich and aesthetically

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Study: Insurers adopting smart home policies

Will Koblensky for Insurance Business:  A combination of consumer demand and industry interest could create a wave of smart home technology and IoT disruption for home insurers in the near future.
According to an NTT Data report, 59% of surveyed home carriers say they’re making “strong progress” adding smart home technology to their coverage while 77% of those carriers are ramping up IoT initiatives.
“We know that there aren’t that many products already out there, so these are initiatives designed to get them into the game,” Normand Lepine, insurance data and analytics lead for NTT DATA said.
“We believe a lot of what’s going on right now is around strategy, potentially infrastructure. There are still a lot of challenges and they (carriers) know that. Until they really understand how this is going to be beneficial, they’re still going to go slowly.”  Cont'd...

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AVAD Announces New Branches, Market Hires, and Promotions

AVAD continues to put focus on customer and vendor relationships

WooHoo™, the AI Smart Home Hub, Sells Out All Early Bird Specials

SmartBeings' revolutionary smart home hub, WooHoo™, has nearly doubled its funding goal and sold out all its Super Early Bird Specials! WooHoo™ was recently honored at the CES 2017 Innovation Awards, where it received an award in the Smart Home category.

PowerHouse Alliance Members Ring in the New Year with Award-Winning Trainings, Vendor Days and a Dealer Show

Earning the Gold Stellar Service Award for training programs, members across the nation celebrate with a long list of education sessions for dealers in January and February.

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