Half of Likely U.S. Smart Home Adopters Motivated by Safety and Security

According to a recently completed survey with 1,000 U.S. online adults by ON World, 46% say that safety and security is the number one reason they would adopt a smart home system.

ecobee launches location-based trigger support for Apple users

iOS9 update offers greater control, customization of ecobee3 smart thermostat

Anuva/TiO Appoints Sanjay Patel as President

Ownership Transition Meets Established Milestones

PowerHouse Alliance Members Create Momentum for 2016 with Final Dealer Events

After a successful showing at CEDIA earlier this month, distributor members charge towards the end of 2015 with new product training series, expos and grand openings


I wrote this article 19 years ago but many of the principles of Home Automation Systems are still relevant today --- and X-10 products are still around too.

UPDATE - 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. Updated 10/29/15

Parks Associates: 22% of smart watch owners or purchase intenders plan to use the watch for home control and automation

Industry report examines how apps and APIs create new business opportunities for connected home OEMs and service providers

SnapAV Introduces Luma Surveillance™ Product Line

Luma Surveillance delivers intuitive solutions and crystal-clear imagery that provide peace of mind - anytime, anywhere

Utah Jazz home arena renamed to 'Vivint Smart Home Arena'

The name for the 19,911-seat facility, formerly known as Energy Solutions Arena, will be the Vivint Smart Home Arena. The arena hosts about 1.8 million guests and more than 100 sports and entertainment events each year. The basketball court is named for Larry H. Miller, who spearheaded the construction of the building 25 years ago.

“The Utah Jazz and the arena are proud to have Vivint as our new naming rights partner,” said LHMSE President Steve Starks. “Vivint is a long-time supporter of the Jazz, is a Utah-based company, and has a deep commitment to the community and our fans. These were all qualities we looked for when we began this process. ”

Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Vivint creates innovative smart home products and services. With Vivint, homeowners can automate, control and monitor their homes from any smart device. The company’s smart home platform includes door locks, lights, a thermostat and an intelligent doorbell camera, among others. Vivint has more than one million customers and 8,000 employees throughout the United States and Canada. Forbes recently named the company to its list of “America’s Best Employers.”  Full Press Release:

Oliso Introduces SmartHub, a Precision-Based Induction Smart Cooking System

First cooktop that talks to its pot, achieving various precision cooking techniques with only one appliance, launching on Kickstarter fall 2015

Icontrol Developer Program Opens Door to a New Level of Smart Home Customization

Cloud integration lets security and service providers offer customers popular apps and devices including AccuWeather, Rachio, Nest; simplifies process for IoT developers

H-P Products Announces Slew of User-Friendly Updates to Popular Hide-A-Hose System

The new HS5000 space-saving retractable hose system is easier to install and operate, all hidden behind a smaller, low-profile valve door

CONNECTIONS™ Europe to address smart home and IoT strategies, 10-11 November in Amsterdam

New Parks Associates research finds nearly 10% of Western European broadband households own a home control system

RTI's KX3 In-Wall Controller Now Shipping to Residential and Light Commercial Installations

Hybrid Device Combines In-Wall Touchscreen Controller With Control Processor for More Cost-Effective Setups

Microsoft's Bet on User Experience Begins to Pay Off in Wearables and Tablets, Threatening Apple's Position as Most Delightful Brand

Argus Insights Battle of the Brands report reveals that while Apple and Microsoft delight, consumers are more disappointed in Google and Amazon hardware overall.

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Automation & Control - Featured Product

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.

INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.