Yale® Locks & Hardware Announces HomeKit™ Compatibility at CES 2017

The Yale HomeKit Network Module will add a new level of convenience for Yale Real Living customers with support for the Apple Home app in iOS10 and Siri® voice commands.

Apple strategy in 'smart home' race threatened by Amazon

Stephen Nellis for Reuters:   In less than a year, Amazon's combination of the Echo speaker system and the Alexa voice-controlled digital assistant has come close to delivering on the elusive promise of easy-to-use technology that can control gadgets in the home with a few spoken words. Yet Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) surprise success sets up a long-term battle with Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O) for primacy in the connected household. And the contours of that competition are following a classic tech industry dynamic. Amazon is pursuing an open-systems approach that allows quick development of many features, while Apple is taking a slower route, asserting more control over the technology in order to assure security and ease-of-use. The strategic importance of the "connected home" niche looms large: Amazon wants a way to own its customer interactions -mainly shopping online - without an Apple phone or a Google Web browser as an intermediary.  Apple needs to keep the iPhone at the center of customers’ lives, and has built a whole home automation architecture, called Homekit, into its smartphone.   Cont'd...

TechLogix Joins the SDVoE Alliance

The announcement comes before two milestones set to release in coming days: the SDVoE Alliance's formal launch at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam, and TechLogix's debut of their IPFO Series AV over IP platform for 18G HDMI and control.

PureLink Offers InfoComm CTS RU Approved Training Classes

Company's VIP & VPX Video over IP Solutions Webinars Earn CTS Attendees Renewal Credit

51% Would Trade Smart Home Device Data For Cost Savings

Chase Martin for IoT Daily:  When it comes to smart home devices, consumers seem to be open to sharing control and data if it means saving money. U.S. homeowners are interested in measuring and monitoring activities in the home, especially energy usage, and would share their data to receive a discount, according to new research from Parks Associates. More than a third (36%) of households said the idea of a system that monitors or manages energy usage in their home is very appealing. Slightly more (37%) said a security monitoring system is very appealing and almost as many (35%) said the same about a safety monitoring system, according to Parks Associates.   Cont'd...

Vivint Smart Home Tops the Strategy Analytics List of Smart Home Service Providers in the U.S.

New report projects smart home market growth of 20 percent in 2017

Cox Communications and Vivint Smart Home to keynote 21st CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

CONNECTIONS™ 2017 to examine impact of IoT on smart home, connected entertainment, digital health, and connected cars industries

Ring Secures $109 Million Led by DFJ Growth and Goldman Sachs Investment Partners

Company to use the funds to further its mission of reducing crime in neighborhoods around the world

CABA to hold Forum in Silicon Valley; Announces Keynote Speakers from Intel & Google

The Continental Automated Buildings Association is pleased to announce that its next Intelligent Buildings & Digital Home Forum will be held April 26-28, 2017 in Silicon Valley. This year's CABA Forum will be co-located with Intel Corporation, a CABA Board Member, at their campus in Santa Clara, CA.

SAVANT® EMBARKS ON LARGEST INTEGRATOR SUMMIT IN COMPANY HISTORY

CEO Robert Madonna to unveil new product roadmap featuring significant innovations for the luxury residential market

PureLink Adds Canadian Distributor

Company Signs Agreement with Erikson Commercial, Adding Premier Partner to its Extensive Global Distribution Network

ZERO DAY EXPLOITS WILL RISE FROM ONCE PER WEEK TO ONCE PER DAY IN 2021

New Cybersecurity Ventures Report Offers Insight for CISOs and IT Security Teams

IoT Tech Expo: The leading IoT event launches its 2017 World Series in London next week!

Industry leaders from the likes of Shell, Verizon, ARM, PTC, Heathrow and John Deere will be sharing their knowledge and experiences at the IoT Tech Expo Global in London on the 23-24th January

5 Top Home Automation Investments

Danny Vena for Fox Business:  If you're considering an investment in the home automation segment, there are a mind-boggling number of choices. You can invest in individual component manufacturers, professional systems installation companies, or managed services. We will look at some of the best in each category.  Home automation falls into three very broad categories. Let's look at a few potential investments in each: Professionally installed systems. Managed service systems. Do-it-yourself (DIY). Home automation is reaching into every aspect of our lives.    Cont'd...

collab9 Receives 2017 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award

FedRAMP Authorized Secure Hosted UC Recognized for Industry Innovation and Quality

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