New additions offer improved functionality; available now for pre-order on Indiegogo
LANhomeTECH adds partnerships that make automation easy and affordable.
Insteon users can now monitor and control lights, thermostats, cameras, and sensors simply and easily from the Apple Watch
THIS PAST SATURDAY, one in four people who had come to rely on Wink as the brains behind their smart home set-up found their connected devices suddenly lobotomized. Devices connected to the Wink Hub couldn’t access the internet, meaning that they could no longer be controlled via app, and wouldn’t execute their pre-programmed rituals. Simply put, nothing worked. In an emailed statement, Wink confirmed that the cause of the outage was a “misconfiguration” of a security measure it had implemented previously. Several Wink Hub units couldn’t be fixed remotely, and those users will either have to try to repair their own using Wink-provided instructions, or mail them in for a replacement. Around 10 percent of Wink users are still without service, and the Hub has been pulled from shelves until further notice. But Wink’s weekend failure reminds us that the smart home of the future won’t be immune from the testiness that plagues any technology. In fact, those common, unavoidable flailings will be even more frustrating. Nearly a year ago, Mat Honan wrote The Nightmare on Connected Home Street, a glimpse at the inevitable dystopia caused by hooking up our households and everything within them to the internet sewage pipe. We’re not nearly at the full-fledged horror stage, but incidents like the weekend Wink stink are the foundation on which our frustrating smart home future will be built. Cont'd..
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.
Parks Associates Announces 10th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe - IoT: Connected Entertainment and Smart Home, November 10-11 in Amsterdam
Deutsche Telekom, Honeywell, Liberty Global, Sutherland Global, Telecom Italia, and Telefónica join Advisory Board
Annual Professional Development Classes & Seminars Help CSPs Sharpen their Skills in Ever-Changing Industry
A Bright Future for Installed Technologies: CEA Study Says Tech Becoming a Central Component of New Construction
Four in five builders include structured wiring, home theater and/or monitored security in new home offerings
Seed Labs Launches Silvair Control - the Most Advanced and Easy to Use Wireless Controller for Home Appliances and Devices
Company Also Announces New Partnership with Soraa, Providing Remote Management Capabilities for Their Full Visible Spectrum LED Lamps
Seed Labs, the IoT company empowering the world’s leading manufacturers of appliances, devices and electronics to create the truly smart home, has introduced Silvair Control. The world’s first fully configurable, gesture-driven, wireless controller that lets customers manage their everyday appliances whether that be lamps, shades, and garage doors or other household and commercial products. Silvair Control is a Bluetooth® Smart-based device that can easily be configured with your smartphone or tablet to control. It doesn’t need any hard wiring or even a plug, its battery lasts up to 8 years and magnetic mounting allows customers to use it at any space. The control is part of Silvair Mesh where software-defined sensors and controllers can be seamlessly connected to products appliances and adjusted to customers needs providing with an easy and unmatched management capabilities.
Award-winning late-stage startup rapidly developing next generation of Internet of Things technologies, funding will accelerate efforts
You can now open your blinds in the morning by rolling over and pressing a button on your smartphone.
Parks Associates: Approximately 50% of broadband households have privacy or security concerns about smart home devices
CONNECTIONS™ to host IoT session with Alarm.com, Amdocs, PlanetEcosystems, Wink, and Zipato
smanos, an award-winning innovator and trendsetting developer of wireless smart home and DIY security systems, is proudly bringing its Red Dot design icon as well as its highly acclaimed WiFi and cellular portfolio to ISC West in Las Vegas from Apr 15~17 at Sands Expo/#21117.
The PowerHouse Alliance group of distributors has added Clare Controls to its list of preferred vendors, supporting the brand's extensive line-up of solutions for residential and commercial applications.
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