Bridging the Technology Gap: How to Support Unified Communications in an Audiovisual Environment

How to Support Unified Communications in an Audiovisual Environment

Silicon Valley will soon become a massive player in home security

 Bob Bryan for BusinessInsider:  Currently, there are three types of home security on the market. The industry giants run traditional professionally installed and monitored systems, like what ADT offers and telecoms such as Comcast and AT&T have begun to roll out. These represent 93% of the home-security market, says Citi.

The next is self-installed and professionally monitored in which a customer installs the hardware and then pays a subscriber fee to have the house monitored by professionals. This category includes companies like SimpliSafe, Frontpoint, and Protect America. These companies have 4.7% market share.

Finally, self-installed and monitored systems such as Google's Nest and Dropcam or Apple's HomeKit-enabled devices leave it up to the user to set up their home security and use notifications to enabled devices to alert people. For these services there is no human monitoring the home security. They control 2.3% of the market, but not for long says Citi.

Based on research projections, Citi estimates that self-installed and monitored systems will control 34% of the market in five years, with professional system slipping to 61.6%. In the longer term, 20 years from now, these numbers are projected to basically switch with self-monitored systems holding 62.5% of the market and professional services making up 31.3%.  Cont'd...

Soundcast Expands Adding Sales & Marketing Director Charity Hardwick Joins New Leadership Team

Soundcast Expands Adding Sales & Marketing Director Charity Hardwick Joins New Leadership Team

QMotion Motorized Shades Installed in Gary Sinise Foundation Built Smart Home for Wounded Veteran in Minnesota

The Foundation's R.I.S.E. Program Builds Specially Adapted Custom Smart Homes For Severely Wounded Veterans

AV Stumpfl Brings Multimedia Control & Screens to Rental & Staging Roadshow

Rental & Staging Roadshow on Wednesday, 29 July2015 at Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

Indiegogo - iFamCare, the Smart Home Family Brand Hits Indiegogo Goal in 15 Days

iFamCare launched a crowdfunding campaign for the connected home camera earlier this month and has successfully hit its goal of $15,000.

Tyco Security Products, Alarm.com Partnership Extends Interactive Services to Commercial Market

Partnership provides solutions for residential and small-to-medium commercial customers

Indiegogo - LightFreq Square2, the Smart Light Bulb, HD Speaker and Intercom, has One Day Left in Indiegogo Campaign

Square2 helps users turn their home into a smarthome party house

PEEK INSIDE HONDA'S RADICALLY EFFICIENT, ENERGY-PRODUCING SMART HOME

By Jenny McGrath for DigitalTrends:  Last March, Honda showed off its state-of-the-art smart home, which is so energy efficient it actually produces more energy than it uses. But it wasn’t just a slick showpiece. For the last nine months, the Bennett/O’Hara family has been living in the Honda Smart Home on the University of California campus in Davis, and they like it so much, they’ve decided to extend their stay another year.

You can’t really blame them. It’s 1,944 square feet, runs on solar energy and battery power, and it doesn’t even need air conditioning. Everything from the lights to themusic is controlled through an iPad app. The blinds and lights are programmed to open and close automatically. Because its plans are all open-source and it produces more energy than it uses, it’s an excellent potential model for future California homes, because all new houses there will have to be net zero beginning in 2020.

If it seems odd for a car company to get involved in home automation, it’s because Honda is actually looking at the bigger picture. Honda and UC Davis researchers are looking at how devices work together, and how they can influence climate change, according to Smithsonian Magazine. The dishwasher is from Bosch and KitchenAid made the refrigerator, but the energy management system is Honda’s. The company also wanted someone in the family to drive about 30 miles per day, testing its electric Fit and accompanying charging equipment.  Cont'd...

Apical and Tend to Bring Intelligent and Reliable People Detection to Home Security

Technology Partnership will Lead to Secure Home Security and Control Systems Based on Understanding Human Behaviour in Real-Time via ART Technology

Idea Factory: Ingredients That Give Birth to New Ideas and Let Them Flourish

Investing in education is vital, which the UAE recognises with its aim to get more young people into STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects as part of its National Innovation Strategy.

Rain Bird Expands "25 Ways" Water Conservation Website for Smart Irrigation Month

Website now includes additional water-saving tips and advice for golf courses and farms as well as residential and commercial sites

Your Home Just Got a Whole Lot Smarter with Swann's All-in-One Connected Solution, SwannOne Now Available

Complete control of security, temperature, lighting and more from the palm of your hand, anywhere in the world

On Controls Offers IP-based Control of Apple TV and A Cutting Edge Graphic Template Along With Additional New Features as Part of 4.2 Release

Latest software revision delivers more opportunity for integrators by adding exciting functionality with a focus on ease of control and a seamless user experience

LG Display to Invest in 6th Generation OLED Panel Line for Flexible Displays

LG Display's investment will help pioneer future display technologies such as foldable displays and large-size auto displays.

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