The new GP712 for gateways and set-top boxes makes IoT solutions future-proof, at no additional cost
New headquarters features Customer Experience Center & Training Facility
Smart Home Leader Nexia Home Intelligence Launches Multi-Sensor Support for More Convenient Monitoring and Control
Single device can sense light, vibration, motion, temperature and humidity to easily make homes safer and more efficient
Parks Associates Report Smart Home Platforms for Health Addresses Connected Health and IoT Opportunities for the Smart Home
Research firm notes investments in connected health likely to increase following Supreme Court decision
Mari Silbey for LightReading: If the first phase of the smart home is about adding sensors to light bulbs and door locks, the second phase is about collecting and analyzing data to make the smart home even smarter. Icontrol is moving on to the second phase, announcing that it has teamed up with Canadian company mnubo to bring data analytics to its popular smart home platform. There's been no question that analytics will play a large role in connected homes of the future. It's a short leap from telling your home to flip the lights when the front door opens to having the smart home system understand that a door opening means the lights should come on, or that at 6 p.m. the family is headed home and the lights and temperature should be adjusted accordingly. With data collected over time, a machine learning system for the smart home can start to predict user preferences. Icontrol believes it has an advantage in this emerging phase of the market because its scale means it has more data to work with than many of its competitors. The company is the dominant platform provider in the US cable industry, and Icontrol says its software is already tracking more than 26 million sensors and devices. The platform is expected to manage more than 100 billion transactions worldwide in 2015. Cont'd...
Southern California distributor collaborates with premier security brands to deliver hands-on demos and training sessions for area dealers, specialty integrators and contractors.
Combined with smart home security and automation products, smartphones provide a portable window into the home. This makes them the perfect home security accessory-one that's a lot less expensive than a traditional monitored security system yet is always accessible.
CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) has announced that it will be hosting its next training and networking event for the South African residential custom installation sector from 27th - 31st July in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Two new standards will facilitate enhanced device-to-device interoperability
Amazon providing Alexa Fund investment to Columbus-based startup Garageio to completely automate your garage
Garageio, the internet-of-things garage door product, is using the Alexa Skills Kit to bring a new capability to Amazon Echo
Funding Round One of Largest in the Maker Movement; Barry Schuler Joins Board; Veteran Talent from LEGO and MakerBot Join Executive Team
Marvell introduces two new hardware prototyping products for IoT innovators: Kinoma Element is instantly and always connected, interfaces with off-the-shelf sensors, and is ideal for prototyping embedded devices poised for mass production; Kinoma HD is a scriptable stick that transforms any HD screen into a display for IoT devices, handhelds, the cloud, and web content/
Makes home automation simple and cost-effective for both new installs and the nearly 500,000 Simon XT/XTi customers in need of a 2G upgrade
2015 State of the Smart Home Report Reveals Seeing is Believing, Smart Home Mass Adoption to be Led by Familiar Connected Products with Obvious Benefits
Icontrol Networks' Annual Research Profiles Smart Home Customers, with Millennials and Parents Likeliest to Buy
By Benny Evangelista for SF Gate: Sears is trying to connect with the Bay Area’s tech-savvy crowd with a smart home device showroom in its San Bruno store. The retail chain opened a 4,000-square-foot Connected Solutions showroom in its Tanforan mall outlet this week, giving customers an Apple Store-style experience with more than 100 smart home gadgets, from video doorbells to Internet-connected garage door openers and light bulbs. Sears is also building smaller showrooms with about half the number of products in 200 stores around the country. But Sears wanted to plant its flagship showroom near Silicon Valley.
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INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.