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HomeToys Newsletter - July 15/15

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

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HomeToys Newsletter - July 15/15
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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

In this ongoing article we will take a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options that are available now.

Five Steps to Selecting a UPS

Identifying equipment, load, run time, topology & waveform for optimal battery backup

Smart Home Interview - Skylink

All of Skylink's products are designed to be installed by the homeowner without any special skills or tools.

We Close the Book on Another Exciting InfoComm

This is just a sampling of what you missed if you didn't attend the best A/V show in the country.

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>>> Stories of the Day

Target Opens Dedicated Store For Smart Home Gadgets

Aaron Tilley for Forbes:  At an event on Thursday afternoon, Target will unveil what it calls the Target Open House, a 3,500-square-foot retail space located in San Francisco’s Metreon shopping center with a house inside made of transparent walls and furniture. The transparent house is packed full of smart home gadgets.

Setting Up A Dual-WAN Router with a DSL and Cable Provider

Small Net Builder walks through setting up a Dual-WAN router. Dual-WAN routers allow you to setup your home network with service from two separate service providers (in the example a DSL and cable company):

Alarm.com IPO a watershed moment for the connected home market

BY JOEL GRIFFIN:  There was a time in the residential security market when having home automation features to go along with window and door contacts and motion detectors was simply a “nice to have” rather than a “must have” offering. The industry has evolved to the point, however, where even the term “home automation” is passé, having given way to the more commonly used terminology of “connected home” or “smart home” space in which security is part of much bigger overall solution for today’s homeowners.

Sony launches crowdfunding site, features e-paper home control

Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service:  Struggling electronics maker Sony has moved further into the crowdfunding scene by starting its own platform to raise funds for internally generated business ideas, including a new universal remote control with an electronic paper interface.

Bluetooth speakers drive growth in home audio, says firm

The home audio market (wireless speakers, soundbars, Hi-Fi systems, A/V receivers and speaker docks) grew by 22% to ship 71 million units. Trade value also grew by 22%, generating just under US$10 billion worth of revenues in 2014, according to Futuresource Consulting.

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>>> Featured Product

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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>>> Featured Company

ELK Products, Inc.

ELK Products is a manufacturer of premium products for security and automation. Our product line includes controls, speakers, sirens, power supplies, batteries, timers, relays, PLCs, and recordable voice units. The M1 Security & Automation Control offers convenience, comfort and simplicity by combining security, energy management, and home control solutions. with timely access to information & simple, user friendly interfaces, M1 keeps you informed & in control anytime, anywhere!

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News
CES 2016 Registration Now Open After Record-Breaking 2015 Event
On Controls Adds Cool Automation to Partners in Control Cooperative Program
Award-Winning Wireless HD Extension from Gefen
LiftMaster's MyQ Delivers Safety and Security for the Smart Home
Tripp Lite Introduces a Complete Line of HDBaseT Extender Products
Somfy Introduces Ultra Quiet and Powerful Sonesse ULTRA 50 AC Motor for Residential and Commercial Shading Solutions
ecobee3 HomeKit-enabled Smart Thermostat Now Available at Apple Stores
TiO® Announces 'Grow Your Business Tour'
 
Events

IFA - CONSUMER ELECTRONICS UNLIMITED

SEP 04 - 09 2015, BERLIN, GERMANY

SHANGHAI SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY (SSHT).

SEP 23 - 25 2015, SHANGHAI, CHINA

CONNECTED +

SEP 28 - 29 2015, TORONTO,ON

SMART HOME SUMMIT

SEP 29 - 30 2015, LONDON, UK

EDUCOMM EXPO

SEP 30 - 01 2015, ATLANTA, GA

ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUDIO FEST

OCT 02 - 04 2015, DENVER CO

CEDIA EXPO 2015

OCT 14 - 17 2015, DALLAS, TX

DIGIEXPO-2015 - THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS IN RUSSIA

OCT 15 - 18 2015, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
 
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