Stephen Lawson for CIO: Smart-home gadgets look cool, but the services connected to them may be more valuable to many owners in the long run. Home-improvement chain Lowe's plans to make more of those services available to do-it-yourselfers. By the middle of this year, owners of Lowe's Iris home gadgets will be able to buy professional monitoring, including dispatching of first responders in case of emergency. It will cost US$19.99 per month and will become available in select markets as licensing allows. Security and life safety are two of the big reasons consumers are buying into the Internet of Things. Broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast install smart-home systems built around things like connected burglar alarms. For example, AT&T's website advertises professionally monitored home security and automation systems starting at $39.99 per month with a two-year contract. Cont'd...
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group selects ilumi Smartbulbs as the 2016 Bluetooth® Breakthrough Awards Product Category Winner at Discover Blue: CES Las Vegas Event
CES 16 - iDevices Strengthens Its Market Leadership with the Announcement of Four New Connected Home Products
With an advanced and growing line of innovative connected home products, featuring HomeKit™ technology, iDevices® gives its users the ability to seamlessly automate and interact with their home from anywhere using the iDevices Connected app.
New Iris Smart Hub and Devices Redesigned For Sleeker Appearance, Greater Functionality and a More Personalized Experience
Best-in-Class Network Products Enable High-Tech Smart Home
CES 16 - WaterCopPRO Integrated and WaterCop Z-Wave® to be displayed in NGHTV's "Smart Home" at the 2016 CES and IBS+KBIS Home Shows
WaterCopPRO Integrated and WaterCop Z-Wave, premium whole-house water protection systems by DynaQuip Controls will be on display at the 2016 CES and IBS+KBIS Home Shows. NGHTV's "Smart Home" will have several innovative systems installed to demonstrate the products in action.
News and Product announcements from CES 2016. You are welcome to post your company news here.
Technology is important, but even more important is an understanding of the consumer - what he/she really wants - and how to make the technology easy to use and/or seamless to implement/enjoy.
Trade shows, events are important for companies, management, attendees and yes the media; but with the flurry of contact leading to the event, it's no wonder when you tell the analyst/ reporter that their meeting with you is really important they agree with Mr. Joshua, "No, no! I wish I could believe you. But unfortunately, I don't."
CES 16 - Thread-Enabled Connected Home Products Powered by Silicon Labs Technology Debut at CES 2016
Majority of Thread Mesh Network Demos at CES Use Silicon Labs' Thread Software and Wireless SoCs
Newly-formed venture from iTSCOM, NIFTY, and Tokyu Corporation brings Icontrol's smart home platform to new sectors, audiences
CES 16 - Blink and You're at CES with the Next Big Thing in Smart Home Monitoring -- 2016 CES Innovation Award Honoree, Blink
Blink Celebrates CES Debut and Shipping Milestone by Giving Away a System Every Hour on the Show Floor
CES 16 - IoT Will Drive Consumer Tech Industry to $287 Billion in Revenues, an All-Time High, According to Consumer Technology Association
Sales & Forecasts report shows 4K UHD TV, wearables, drones will see double digit growth in 2016
Smart Home Pioneer Says at CES That Customers Want Devices to Work Reliably and Make Daily Life Easier Exciting New Products and Windows 10 Integration Put Smart Homes within Reach for Everyone
New GP712 Smart Home radio chip combines ZigBee PRO, ZigBee RF4CE and Thread in a single, low-cost component
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