BeON Puts Security and Safety Lighting at the Tip of Your Finger with One-Button Activation

BeON Home has released a key fob accessory to make home protection activation even simpler and more intuitive.


ELK Products expands its partnership with Lutron Electronics, adding integration capability with Lutron Homeworks QS to the M1 Security & Automation Control, allowing intelligent control of Homeworks QS lights, shades and thermostats.

Faster and More Reliable Alarm Reporting. Hassle-Free Remote Access. NEW! C1M1 Dual-Path Communicator!

C1M1 Dual-Path Alarm Communicators provide super-fast, full data communications to Central Stations over IP and cellular pathways. C1M1 allows installer programming with ElkRP2 via IP or cellular and users can remotely control M1 through FREE ElkLink Mobile App and web portal. No port forwarding or extra fees required!

Metra Home Launches 16-Channel Hybrid DVR and Security Cameras

Versatile Spyclops cameras designed for any security need

CEDIA - NAPCO Security Technologies to Attend CEDIA 2016

The world's premier showcase for home technology, NAPCO's iBridge Connected Home to be Showcased featuring recurring revenue opportunity

Who is best positioned to build a smart home assistant?

Jan Dawson for recode:  There has been a lot of talk recently about advancements in the smart home arena, especially about new ways to control smart home devices. I have heard Amazon’s Echo referred to as a smart home device, and just this week, web service IFTTT announced new partnerships that are intended to allow smart home devices to connect in an automated fashion to other devices and services.

However, what we’re still missing when it comes to the smart home is a true smart home assistant — a counterpart, if you will, to the smart assistants that come baked into every modern smartphone operating system. This post dives into what that means in practice, and who might be best positioned to deliver on this vision.  Cont'd...

WTS USA to bring the connected world to California

The event effectively offers 3 shows in one - The Wearable Technology Show, IOT Connect and AR/VR Show - showcasing the very latest prototypes, innovation and thinking from the world of connected technology.

IFTTT Looks To Cement Its Position In The Smart Home Market

Daniel Fuller for Android Headlines:  App enthusiasts and/or home automation fans are likely already quite familiar with IFTTT. One of the bigger forces in the Android tinkering world, IFTTT stands for If This Then That, and it’s actually a pretty accurate description of what the app does. Essentially, users can use triggers and recipes to make the app look for a condition to happen on a device or in an app. Once that happens, it will trigger a specified action, even if that action takes place elsewhere, so long as everything is rigged up right. IFTTT users can create a variety of mind-blowing functions, so it’s no surprise that the app found its way onto the Amazon Echo and that was apparently, only the beginning.

IFTTT has officially given the go-ahead for the guts of their app, the recipes and their capabilities, to find homes in new products. Naturally, the first wave of IFTTT recipients will be home automation products. Since IFTTT is already integrated with the Amazon Echo and programmable recipes can use an IoT hub as a conduit rather than transmitting from device to device, home automation is a natural fit for IFTTT. Using a web-based backend, IFTTT and the 40,000 some odd recipes that the firm has publicly released can now run on just about any device, and talk to just about any other device. The idea is that IFTTT will act as a backend for crosstalk between devices and services that would otherwise require a decent amount of time and money in engineering.  Cont'd...

Digigram Unveils IQOYA *X/LINK System for Cost-Effective Full IP Delivery of Multiple Audio Programs to Multiple Targets

Digigram, developer of innovative audio and video solutions, today announced the release of the compact, high-density, ultra-low-power IQOYA *X/LINK. The new device integrates multiple IP audio codecs and IP audio protocols to facilitate robust low-latency distribution for studio-to-studio links (SSL), studio-to-transmitter links (STL), DVB radio, and web radio programs from low-latency, AES67-compatible synchronous audio-over-IP (AoIP) sources.

Over 75% of U.S. broadband households interested in management tools and support for current health-related need

Research firm to host workshop at Connected Health Summit to address consumer needs and key market issues

44 Percent of Americans Who Want Move-In Ready Say Smart Home Technology is a Must

Out with the old and in with the high-tech. A new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Parks Associates found that Americans are thinking differently about "move-in ready" homes; they now want it to be "smart ready" too.

Logitech Introduces Button to Control Your Smart Home

With the Logitech Pop Home Switch, Everyone in the Family Can Control the Smart Home

GeckoSystems, an AI Robotics Co., Gains Traction: LOI with NYC AI Firm

Artificial intelligence technologies and applications span Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Statistics, Mobile Robots, Service Robotics, Drones, Self-driving Cars, Driverless Cars, Driver Assisted Cars, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Homes, UGV's, UAV's, USV's, AGV's, Forward and/or Backward Chaining Expert Systems, Savants, AI Assistants, Sensor Fusion, Subsumption, etc.

CEDIA - Platinum Tools® Debuts LanSeeker™ Cable Tester at 2016 CEDIA Expo

Now Shipping and Made in the USA, LanSeeker is a Fast, Rugged Cable Tester and Tone Generator in One Unit with Detachable Remote Unit, Testing for Shorts, Opens, Miswires, Reversals, and Split Pairs

Big-I is a smart home robot that will stalk your family

Brittany Vincent for enGadget:  Siri, Alexa and Cortana are helpful around the house, but can their respective tech follow you around the house like something out of a science fiction movie? Big-I, the personal robot, can do just that.

The robot resembles a cuddly trash can, standing at waist length with one large "eye" where the trash can's lid would be. It's actually sort of cute, when you think about it. Big-I can see, hear, move and respond to voice commands you program it with, including IFTTT-like instructions. The robot is seen in its promotional clip reminding a father to send jackets with children if the temperature is below a certain threshold. It's told to play music when the father raises his hand a specific way.

The robot's open API and unique operating system mean there's room for customization as well, in addition to integration with your smart home appliances like lights and thermostat systems. It can also be educated, meaning you could potentially train your own little personal housekeeper. Just make sure Roomba doesn't see it and get jealous.  Cont'd...

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