August Home Delivers Smarter Home Access with August Doorbell Cam and Nest Cam Integration

Gives Consumers a Complete View of Who's at the Front Door and What's Happening Inside and Outside the Home, All from the August App

Smart-home technology must work harder to create smarter consumers

Robert S. Marshall for TechCrunch:  Attendees of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year were confronted with a head-spinning volume of smart-home devices. From $5,000 refrigerators that can communicate when you’re running low on milk and eggs, to the ability to control lights, locks and thermostats from your mobile app or TV screen, these products and technologies all show very nicely — until the point when consumers are left to calculate when their smart-home investments will translate into cost savings, energy efficiency and enhanced convenience. Really smart companies and entrepreneurs have built impressive pieces of the smart-home puzzle, but these pieces have not been connected yet in a way that has, to date, empowered a smarter consumer. Parks Associates home energy management data released in March 2016 show 70 percent of households with smart-energy devices report saving money due to reduced energy consumption. However, the research firm noted challenges for vendors selling smart-energy devices based on cost savings, as 83 percent of U.S. broadband households do not know the price they are paying for electricity.   Cont'd...

Pro Control Puts the Focus on Security

Three New Two-Way Drivers Provide Simple Integration With GE, Honeywell, and Elk Security Panels

AcuRite Launches Line of Multi-Sensor Home Environment Monitoring Products

Home and Small Business Owners Can View Conditions in up to Four Indoor and Outdoor Locations Includes Air, Liquid, and Soil Monitoring, Plus Water Leak Detection

Home8 Delivers Smarter Living With Comprehensive Home Awareness and Smart Protection

Smart Living Platform Allows Consumers to Build an Accessible, Affordable, DIY Ecosystem With Their Family and Friends

Home8 Delivers Smarter Living With Comprehensive Home Awareness and Smart Protection

Smart Living Platform Allows Consumers to Build an Accessible, Affordable, DIY Ecosystem With Their Family and Friends

Home8 Gives Consumers Unprecedented Security Access and Control of Their Garages

Smart Garage Starter Kit Pairs with Mobile App to Deliver Remote Control and Video Capabilities for Anytime, Anywhere Access

SupplyStream Grows Team with Industry Veteran Barrie McCorkle

Barrie McCorkle, Ryan Thomson, and Erin Miller join SupplyStream's growing team

OSRAM Connected Lighting Module Wins LIGHTFAIR Innovation Award

ENCELIUM and PrevaLED Solutions Also Win Ten Awards from Design Journal

Nest open-sources its home automation network protocol, Thread

Ken Yeung for VentureBeat:  Nest has released an open-sourced version of its Thread protocol, making its home automation network technology more broadly available to developers. The introduction of OpenThread is expected to give parties interested in working with open-source technology all the benefits of building on Thread — allowing them to continue innovating without dealing with the current limitations of the protocol. This project is the company’s first open-source initiative. Created by Nest, Samsung, ARM, Atmel, Dialog Semiconductor, Qualcomm Technologies, and Texas Instruments, Thread was intended to be the standard for connected home devices and apps. When it was announced in 2014, the protocol was described as providing a common network language that products like smart thermostats and smoke alarms could use to talk with each other.   Cont'd...

New Accessory Makes Amazon Echo Portable

The award-winning Echo has successfully integrated smart home and digital assistant capabilities with high-performance audio, but until now has lacked the flexibility that comes with having a built-in battery.

Securifi Named a 2016 'Cool Vendor' by Gartner for Innovation in Connected Home

The annual report evaluates interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in the connected home space that are combining usability with intelligence and design.

​Thread, ZigBee, Z-Wave: Why smart home standards matter

Dan Sung for Wareable:  Wi-Fi has proved to be a really effective way of getting our laptops, our tablets, our phones and even our TVs and stereo systems to talk to the internet but it's not working for the smart home. The Internet of Things has more subtle needs than these big-batteried, regularly charged or permanently powered items, and clunky old Wi-Fi can't handle the pressure of getting scores of small sensors talking. You might have heard of names ZigBee, Z-Wave and, more recently, Thread but what do they do? And should be you considering them when planning your smart home? Read on to find out. Why standards matter:  Let's say you fill your home with connectable devices. They're sitting there - your washing machine, your door lock, your toasted sandwich maker or whatever - and they're bursting with notifications to send to you and to each other.   Cont'd...

RTI Announces New Two-Way Driver for Fusion Research's Play-Fi® Music Server

The new driver, developed by Fusion, allows integrators to seamlessly incorporate their Play-Fi server into RTI automation systems, providing their clients with a wide variety of music options and convenient control of whole-home audio.

Control4 Announces 2016 Smart Home Essentials Tour

With networking, lighting and entertainment leading the agenda, Control4 brings competitive business strategies to their dealers throughout North America, EMEA, APAC and Latin America.

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