Energy & Other Home Systems - Articles, Stories & Interviews

THE US SMART HOME MARKET REPORT: Systems, apps, and devices leading to home automation

Nicholas Shields for Business Insider: The same issues BI Intelligence first identified back in 2015 still plague the space — persistently high prices, technological fragmentation, and consumers' lack of a perceived benefit from the devices.

Could a Smart Water Heater Be Part of the Renewable Grid Equation?

Scientists are currently toying with compressed air tanks—but another idea would place energy storage squarely in the hands of residents, through the humble water heater.

Unleashing IoT on an Aging Infrastructure

From smart homes to technology-based urban growth and improvement, these are a few of the challenges we face

Integrating Home Automation into Your Kitchen Remodel

A remodel is the perfect time to consider budgeting for smart appliances and making your meals—and therefore your hectic life—a little bit simpler.

BAS or EMS: Which Is Right for Your Facility?

A flexible, powerful Network Thermostat energy management system provides similar features of a BAS/BMS and is typically installed at less than 50 percent of the cost.

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Disruptive Forces in the Home Security Market highlights trends in security industry ahead of ISC West

Parks Associates: Security research from Parks Associates shows that adoption of interactive services among U.S. households with professional security monitoring has experienced a 50% CAGR from 2011 to 2016, reaching more than 8.3 million U.S. households. Adoption of intera

Samsung's Bixby lays the groundwork for the company's smart home play

Brian Heater for TechCrunch: The Galaxy S8’s main selling point still isn’t fully formed. Announced the week leading up to today’s main event, Bixby is as much a key building block for the company moving forward as it is a shiny new piece of a flagship phone. The comp

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 aggress

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.

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Draper Showcases Commercial Shades at InfoComm 2017

Style and function blend seamlessly with the InfoComm 2017 debut of Draper window shades. Known as a leading manufacturer of projection screens and projection and flat-panel display lifts, Draper is taking aim at the needs of AV integrators with Motorized FlexShades®, which will on display at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16 in Orlando.

Sony Selects Video & Audio Center to Introduce Bravia Organic LED (OLED) 4K TVs with World's First Acoustic Surface Technology with Sound Directly From Entire Screen

Sony is introducing a revolution in sound via the world's first Acoustic Surface with speakerless design. It's perfect harmony to the initial Bravia OLED 4K TV picture highlighting exquisite, unprecedented contrast with over 8 million self-illuminating pixels.

Hubbell Incorporated Acquires Leading IoT Brand iDevices®

Hubbell and iDevices join forces to usher in the next evolution of smart home and IoT innovation.

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Watercop + Z-wave Technology = Complete Water Control

Watercop + Z-wave Technology = Complete Water Control

The WaterCop family of products continues to grow! We now offer Z-wave technology that allows remote control of a home's main water supply via phone or internet. It's perfect for people who want peace of mind that they can shut off water in homes from nearly anywhere using Z-wave protocol. Z-wave joins systems WaterCop Pro, LeakStop, WaterCop Classic, Outdoor, and Large Valve (1 ½"-4") Integration. Visit www.watercop.com to learn more.

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DynaQuip Controls

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