Learning how to drive the internet highway on the path to the Smart Home means rules, regulations and laws.
With all things going wireless these days, the next logical step in retrofitting controls would seem to be adding wireless switches. In many cases where the distance is short and the walls are hollow, wireless devices can work well. However as distance between devices increase, reliability tends to decrease.
Smart buildings are often moving the wrong way, with more central "cloud-based" decision making, and less autonomy.
Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.
Z-Wave is the IoT leader in both the smart home and lifestyle security markets with 1300+ certified products that are fully interoperable as well as backwards- and forwards-compatible across the Z-Wave ecosystem.
Upon purchase, the car is already equipped with lots of functionalities and possibilities. We seldom have the choice of individualized options anymore. When a house is concerned, things are quite different.
In the US, almost all operators are using RF4CE for new set-top boxes and their remotes. It is only a matter of time before other markets follow the US mass adoption.
ELK's M1 controls integrate with products from over 40 other manufacturers. Integration is achieved using a variety of connection methods and protocols.
Ideal for highly demanding facilities such as post-production, broadcast, telecommunications and government, Gefen's HD KVM over IP can help improve performance, increase productivity and streamline equipment.
Your door & lock is no longer that simple and its now part of the mobile, internet of things, connected movement. Here is a list of 6 smart locks & door startups improving your home security.
You can now open your blinds in the morning by rolling over and pressing a button on your smartphone.
For the emerging smart home - Internet of Things industry to succeed, it needs to conquer a lot of issues - interoperability, user interaction, standards, etc. - but most importantly , it has to develop, integrate and roll out cloud intelligence that will transform our dumb smart devices into truly smart Smart Devices!
Montr©al-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport Installs Peerless-AV® Digital Signage
Part of this open ecosystem is a smart device certification program where SmartThings curates and certifies innovations submitted from the developer community.
Vivint Sky is able to learn from homeowners' behaviors and make intelligent suggestions.
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
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!