Fibaro and Home Center Lite

With software on board instead of in the cloud, Home Center Lite doesn't rely on an internet connection to operate effectively. The hub also features a built-in energy management dashboard available on the iPad app or desktop version, setting it apart from many other hubs.

Give Your Home a Futuristic Look With These High-Tech Home Automation Features

With cool tech coming out like programmable lights and digital wall projectors, the newest smart tech can add a whole lot of to your home improvement projects. Here are the best ways to incorporate automation features while bringing some futuristic flavor to your decor.

The Future of AV is Coming at InfoComm 2017

With 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 40,000 attendees from 110 countries, InfoComm 2017 is the place to be.

The Architect's Guide to Home Automation

We can only hope that the industry as a whole can understand the importance of the Systems Integrator and the role they MUST play in today's technology filled buildings.

AI is Wrong: Intelligence Assistants Are Augmented, Not Artificial

The greatest initial growth for AI has been in IT (Information Technology) because we've been gathering data from everything and everyone so fast, people can't figure out what it means, what to do with it.

Smart Home and IoT: Growth, Consumer Trends

Research from Parks Associates shows that while familiarity with smart home products is still low, there is more and more interest from consumers to integrate connected products in the home.

Could Better IoT Standards Reduce Cybercriminal Activity?

The challenge for developers will be in building complex security structures that don't hamper device usability.

Influence: Good Influencer Reviews Begin with Great Leaders

Negative feedback doesn't have to stay negative. At times, that can mean fixing the problem, improving customer service or something as simple as rewriting user/installation information.

Things to Consider Before Upgrading to a Tech-filled Car

While automakers are pushing the envelope for what's possible in a new vehicle, you may want to re-think exactly how much tech you really want in your next ride-or at least what kind.

Navigating Security Concerns in Smart Home Automation

A massive internet breach last October of the cloud-based internet performance management company Dyn left millions of homeowners open to hackers simply because their smart home devices were still using a standardized manufacturer's password.

World of Holes: So, You're Going to Solve the DDoS, Hacker Problem

The challenge is the individual things that are connected are targets for hackers, whackers and cyberthieves. Nothing worse than your thing(s) filled with malware or being held for ransom until you cough up a few hundred Bitcoins and hope there is such a thing as honor among thieves.

Choosing the Right Category Cable for the Home

Future proofing your network now, in preparation for tomorrow's technologies, is worth the added expense. It can save you the hassle and cost of a complete rip and replace later down the road.

Choosing the Right Size Structured Media® Enclosure

Structured Media enclosures make it easy to manage your home network connectivity and hardware, but choosing the right size can be difficult.

Toys for Tots: Toys are Getting Smarter, More Educational but Riskier

All of the great "toys" are simply logical extensions of technology you're begging to use yourself and will help your kids be light years ahead of you when they're your age!

Linear Actuators in Home Automation & Prosthetics

Some examples of projects that our customers have built are electric cupboards and drawer slides, hidden compartments in furniture and behind picture frames, automated windows and skylights as well as kitchen elements such as spice racks that drop down into a counter.

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!