Nest's home security system costs $499 and comes with magnetic door sensors

Nick Statt for The Verge: Nest is getting serious about home security with an entirely new product family it's calling Nest Secure. Announced at a hardware event in San Francisco, Nest detailed a new modular system that is designed to make home security more modern and simple.

Amazon has 76% smart home speaker U.S. market share as Echo unit sales reach 15M, new study finds

Taylor Sopper for GeekWire: Amazon first entered the smart home speaker scene two years ago with its original Echo device; it now also sells different models like the $49.99 Echo Dot, which accounts for more than 50 percent of Echo products in the wild, CIRP noted.

Global $100+ Bn Home Automation System Market Analysis & Trends

Global Home Automation Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 12.4% reaching $72.78 billion by 2022 from the market value of $36.09 billion in 2016.

CEDIA 2017: Alexa, Google Assistant & Other Voice UIs Come Into Their Own

Joseph Palenchar for Twice: This week's CEDIA 2017 is giving A/V products and custom-installed integrated systems more of a voice in the way they're controlled.

Home Professionals Gear Up for Smart Tech Surge

HomeAdvisor-CEDIA survey of home service pros reveals broadening opportunities for pros in the smart home field

CEDIA Announces Best New Product Winners & Product Hall of Fame Inductees

CEDIA congratulates the 2017 Best New Product Award winners and the 2017 Product Hall of Fame inductees.

CEDIA now underway in San Diego!

CEDIA 2017 is in full swing in sunny San Diego. HomeToys.com continues to be a top resource for news and articles related to the event. Here are some useful links.

Panasonic rolls out cool smart home concept

Paul Ridden for New Atlas: The Movable Fridge will come when called, and return to its cubby hole in the kitchen when no longer needed.

Nest Launches A Cheaper Thermostat To Bring The Smart Home To The Masses

Aaron Tilley for Forbes: Called the Nest Thermostat E (E for everyone!), the new wall gadget will have nearly all the same internal hardware and software as its $250 counterpart, but will be $80 less for a total of $170.

Home Technology Association Launches HTA Certification at CEDIA 2017

Created to empower and educate homeowners while recognizing and supporting exceptional integrators, HTA Certification is now open to custom installation firms nationwide

NuBryte Smart Switch Hits the Market: Motion-based Lighting, Security, Climate and More, All in the Light Switch.

Automate an entire home in less than 10 minutes per switch with the NuBryte home control system.

New era for Samsung: Smart home technology & Galaxy Note 8

April Slattery for CBR Online: More smart features will be introduced to the Samsung smart home system as well as the new release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

AT&T considers sale of home security business: sources

Liana B. Baker for Reuters: The divestiture would mark a reversal for AT&T, which entered the U.S. home security market with the introduction of Digital Life in 2013. The service offers customers sensors and cameras so they can monitor their homes and pets on their phones.

Foxconn, Keyssa®, and Samsung Introduce Disruptive "Connected World" Smartphone Ecosystem

Connected World Will Define How Next-Gen Mobile Devices Share Gigabits of Data, Without Wi-Fi or Wires

IKEA'S SMART HOME DARES TO MAKE SENSE

Brian Barrett for Wired: But the way Ikea has so far approached its Trådfri LEDs illustrates exactly how the furniture behemoth can light a path toward a generation of products that finally fulfill the smart home's potential. They're cheap. They're easy. And most importantly, they'll soon speak HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant with equal fluency.

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