Nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households with a smart garage door opener use a smartphone, tablet, or computer to control their opener almost every day
Smart Home Vendor tado° Raises $23 Million to Fuel US Expansion, Bringing Funding Total to $57 Million to Date
Mike Butcher for TechCrunch: Now, a San Francisco-based company, founded by Dopplr founder Matt Biddulph and ex-Yahoo Brickhouse Head of Product Tom Coates is building out a new consumer-facing product that combines Smart Home technology with their expertise in location, social networks and the web of data.
They previously formed Product Club as a way to find a product to build, while doing some consulting along the way. Now they are launching their new startup: Thington.
To do it they have raised Angel funding from some pretty well known tech people and investors, including Ray Ozzie, Stewart Butterfield, Eric Wahlforss, Joi Ito, Marko Ahtisaari, Saul Klein, Loic Le Meur, Matt Rolandson and Samantha Tripodi. Terms were undisclosed.
“We’re making a better user interface and service layer that is respectful to manufacturers and open and we’re trying to be a couple of generations beyond what other people are doing,” says Coates. Cont'd...
Thirty Million U.S. Households Projected to Add Smart Home Technology in Next 12 Months, August Home and Xfinity Home Study Reveals
SOURCE: SECURITYINFOWATCH.COM: Security companies have played a pivotal role in the proliferation of smart home technology from the very beginning, however, these same firms will find themselves challenged in the coming years as several industry developments stand poised to disrupt the market’s status quo, according to a new research note from IHS Technology.
“Moreover, security companies will be challenged in 2017, when UL-compliant Z-wave sensors hit the market. (UL has approved the latest Z-Wave protocol for UL 1023 compliance, which means Z-Wave detectors can soon be used for professional alarm installations.) This milestone is significant, because most existing intruder alarms use one-way radios operating at 300/400 megahertz (MHz),” wrote Blake Kozak, principal analyst at IHS Technology, in the research note. “In order to remain competitive in 2016 and 2017, dealers and service providers need to consider flexible billing models as well as DIY installation with professional monitoring.” Cont'd...
TiniFiber and PowerHouse Alliance Partner in Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Custom and Pro AV Channel
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