By: Joseph Palenchar for Twice: Smart-home technology is used by 21 percent of all U.S. households, and another 36 percent are viable future customers, a Strategy Analytics analysis concluded. The research and consulting company also surveyed online households about what they’d be willing to pay for and found the list topped by devices that allow for remote or automatic water shut-off if a leak is detected. That’s followed by devices that automatically adjust lights and thermostats based on who is home, a panic-button feature that turns on all lights in the house, remote monitoring and control of door locks, and motion-sensing camera s with visual notification. Cont'd...
Seventh Annual Legacy Awards Networking Reception at CES 2016 Will Honor Achievements of Women Who Make a Difference in the Technology Industry
Power2U Honored for Innovation in Internet of Things & Advancing the Smart Home
Expanded distribution brings On Controls products and services to new territories
2016 will see the cloud provider leaders play an increasing role in the business of business and the business of consumers. Not because it's a good thing, but because we'll relax a lot of our requirements (privacy, security).
With 375 member companies, 1500 certified Z-Wave products and 50M devices in the market, Z-Wave Alliance will tackle big topics in 2016.
Through a partnership with GreenSky®, consumer financing options are now available for Smart Home projects through participating Control4 dealers
The first application that combines the best of Family Lifestyle monitoring with Smart Home services that provides peace of mind for busy families
CES 16 - ETwater Responds to POTUS Call for Technology Innovation on Building a Sustainable Water Future
Company will give first look at CES 2016 to its new "ET Unity" open sustainability platform for enabling long-term U.S. water solutions
Major software update enables users to control TiO components from all Android and Apple iOS devices
From ElectronicHouse: There are a wide variety of technology platforms, or protocols, on which a smart home can be built. Each one is, essentially, its own language. Each language speaks to the various connected devices and instructs them to perform a function. Choosing a smart home protocol can be tricky business. Obviously, you want one that will support a large number of devices, as well as one that offers the best possible device interoperability (the ability for devices to talk to each other). But there are also other factors to consider, such as power consumption, bandwidth and, of course, cost. Following is an overview of some of the most popular home technology platforms on the market. While not intended to be the “be-all, end-all” treatise on which protocol is best for your smart home project, it’s a great place to start. Cont'd...
New partnership provides KanexPro's product library to D-Tools System Integrator™ users, returning insightful analytics to the manufacturer
LEGRAND STRENGTHENS AND EXTENDS LIGHTING CONTROL, COMFORT AND ENERGY SOLUTIONS, TO INCLUDE SHADING SYSTEMS, FOR RESIDENTIAL AND LIGHT-COMMERCIAL MARKETS WITH ACQUISITION OF QMOTION
Mobile application offers comprehensive home and business control from compatible iOS devices including modern iPad®, iPod Touch®, iPhone® and Apple Watch
Kyle Field for CleanTechnica: When I first heard of the Honda Smart Home (HSH), my first question was, “Wait, why is Honda playing with Smart Homes?” Digging deeper reveals that this new endeavor aims to build on some of the core principles of Honda while, at the same time, stretching the company into new areas, such as tapping into the benefits of home automation when paired with an EV that carries around a large battery everywhere it goes. One of the key tenets of this exploratory initiative is open-source data sharing, and Honda just took a very large step in this direction by opening up a ton of new data streams (200!) at 1-minute intervals. I really enjoy the type of data being gathered by the integrated Honda Energy Management System and can appreciate just how impactful this data can be, as it allows anyone to go in, download the data, and play with it to their heart’s content. Summarize, roll up, drill down, average, min/max… the excel geek in me is tingling with the possibilities. I am especially interested in how this type of a central “energy brain” in a home essentially allows users to see exactly what parts of their home are performing well or not. Cont'd...
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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!