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.
By Howard Whitman for Dealerscope: Electrical and digital building infrastructure specialist Legrand has unveiled Intuity, its new home automation platform specifically developed for homebuilders. According to the company’s announcement, Intuity was created to give “production homebuilders and installers serving the mainstream housing market a cost-effective, modular and repeatable solution for controlling entertainment, security and comfort within a home.” “Homeowners today expect connectivity and control in new homes,” stated Legrand VP & General Manager for its On-Q and NuVo lines Fritz Werder. “Most new homebuyers are making home automation a priority. Intuity gives builders a unique, easy-to-install platform that meets buyer expectations without delaying the building process.” Werder said Intuity was created to provide homebuilders with a modular, easy-to-sell home ecosystem that would support homeowners’ most-requested home technologies. Cont'd...
iDevices Switch, a connected plug using HomeKit technology available at select Lowe's stores this holiday season
World's Smallest Multi-Function Sensor Brings Important Home-Monitoring Capabilities to Nexia
One Quarter of Millennials Have Begun Building Smart Homes and Four-in-Ten Want One, According to The NPD Group
According to The NPD Group Connected Intelligence Advisory Service, Millennials are twice as likely as the total population to have a smart home product installed in their residence.
Immersive Exhibits to Demonstrate the Impact of Mobile Technology from Partners Including Huawei, KT Corporation, Oral B, Peel, Pittasoft, Qualcomm Incorporated, Thinfilm and Visa
Any computer or smart phone can be used to control, manage and configure this certified Z-Wave device from anywhere Internet access is available.
LightFreq introduces a new and improved smart light bulb that's part intercom and part speaker.
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
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.