Xiaomi Unveils Smart Home Suite With Security Features

Xiaomi Corp. unveiled a new product called the Smart Home Suite with a group of four components that offer security features as it broadens its range of devices that can be controlled by mobile phone.

The suite includes a human motion sensor, and a pair of door and window sensors that can be used for home security, Xiaomi President Bin Lin said today at the GeekPark Innovation Festival in Beijing. The company will start a consumer test of the product Jan. 26, he said.

“In the past, motion sensors were very complicated and large in size, so that if you wanted a system you needed professional installation,” Lin told the conference. “For this suite, there is not a single nail or wire. These components are all very simple.”

Xiaomi in less than five years has grown to become the world’s third-largest smartphone vendor and, at $45 billion, the most-valuable technology startup. Now, Chief Executive Officer Lei Jun is pushing into Web-enabled devices for the home even as it challenges Samsung Electronics Corp. and Apple Inc. (AAPL) at the higher end of the mobile-device market.

Room Service Home Technologies Receives WELD2's WELDer of the Year Award

Portland, OR - Custom home entertainment and control systems contractor Room Service Home Technologies this week received the annual WELDer of the Year award from WELD2, of Bellevue, WA. WELD2 bestows the award on the firm they feel exemplifies excellence in the custom installation industry.

Kickstarter - Home Security System that Syncs with Homeowner's Smartphone, DefenDoor, Ends Kickstarter Campaign on Saturday

DefenDoor's crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter has already raised over $35,000 and will end on January 17th

It is CES week in LThe Smart Home Nudges Manufacturers Toward Sustainability

From Jennifer Tuohy for The Triple Pundit:

From lock manufacturers to heating and air conditioning companies, the smart home space is disrupting legacy industries. Big names in consumer products with decades of experience behind them have been caught off-guard by Kickstarter-powered startups and Silicon Valley CEOs.
 
The Nest Learning Thermostat, which debuted in 2011, was the first product to show what a nimble young company with high-tech brainpower behind it (in this case, two of Apple’s bright minds) could do to a space that many thought was set in stone. It took a little under five years, but the legacy companies are catching up — Honeywell launched its Nest alternative, the Lyric, late last year.
 
Is it too little, too late? Not at all. Don’t discount benefit of the decades of experience that legacy companies like Honeywell bring to the table. Bear in mind, Honeywell actually had a round thermostat first, in 1953.

 

As I discussed in my last article for Triple Pundit, this type of disruption drives development by forcing the big companies back to the drawing board to hopefully come up with even better products — ones that will save consumers even more money, use even less energy and lead us toward greater sustainability. Nowhere is this more relevant right now than in the smart home space.

Cree Makes Connected Lighting Smarter

Connected LED Bulb Delivers Superior Lighting Experience, Compatible with Market-Leading Platforms

Best Buy Reports Increase in Holiday Revenue

Enterprise revenue increased 2.1% ---- Domestic comparable sales increased 2.6%, excluding the benefit of mobile phone installment billing

WarmlyYours Enters Lyric Thermostat in Best of KBIS 2015 Contest

Lyric thermostat submitted in partnership with Honeywell

Dacor to Showcase Smart, Connected Cooking and Fully Integrated Refrigeration at Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

Celebrity chefs Jet Tila and Jan D'Atri join Dacor at KBIS to celebrate fiftieth anniversary with cooking demonstrations.

Calibre releases NEW LEDView325DS Digital Signage LED Videowall Scaler

Designed specifically for cost conscious digital signage projects where quality is required but without breaking the bank

Optoma Builds Upon its Home Cinema Offerings with the NuForce MCA20 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier

Perfect for an uncompromising home theater and music listening experience.

Amy Jalili Joins iRule as Director of Marketing

Bringing more than a decade of business-to-business marketing experience, Jalili is responsible for managing iRule's corporate, channel, brand, direct, product and partner strategic marketing and communications.

L-com Releases DIN Mountable RS232 and Control Line Surge Protector

The HGLND-D2-12 is designed to protect two pairs of differential data or analog signal/control lines.

Naztech N300 Apple Certified Lightning 3-in-1 Charger

These all-in-one chargers take efficiency up a couple notches by unionizing purposes. Hypercel distributes name brand chargers by Naztech. The 3-in-1 chargers are equipped to work in the car, home, or on the go. All of the 3-in1 chargers come equipped with 8-pin, 30-pin, micro, and mini USB ports.

ISE 2015 - D-Tools Announces Exciting New Products, Partnerships, and Updates at ISE 2015, Enhancing its Powerful Productivity-Boosting Software and Making Domestic and International Integrators More Efficient

D-Tools debuts SI 2015 to international market; demos time-saving iPad Mobile Quote app; and announces a host of new strategic partnerships, all of which combine to give D-Tools users more tools and resources than ever before.

ISE 2015 - NEW FIBARO HOME CENTER SOFTWARE UNVEILED

FIBARO 4.0 Software Offers Better Support and Integration for More Devices

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