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Adam Bannister for IFSEC Global: IFSEC has introduced an interactive Home Automation House for it 2016 edition, with products integrated and demoed – through a Control4 system – from Lilin, Nest, Qmotion, 2N Telecommunications and Texecom.
US home automation innovator Control4 is building the exhibit and its technology forms the backbone around which the other technologies – which include lighting, security and cinema/audio system – are integrated.
Visitors can see how products in the Home Automation House – which you can find right at the centre of IFSEC – integrate with one another seamlessly to create a living environment optimised for security, comfort, leisure and convenience. Click here to find out more about the exhibitors with technology in the Home Automation House.
Michael Brown for TechHive: Sears continues to shed its image as a staid, old-school retailer, introducing yet another line of new products for the smart home at an event in New York City on Wednesday. Among the 12 new products: A sensor-laden refrigerator that tracks how many times its doors have opened, a clothes washer that can be started from afar using a smart phone, a garage-door opener that sends alerts when you forget to close it, and a series of tool chests with Bluetooth locks. The company also extended its Kenmore brand to televisions for the first time ever; surprisingly, however, its first generation of Kenmore HD and 4K/UHD sets won’t be connected smart TVs.
“The home is the largest investment an American family is going to make,” Sears’ president of Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard brands Tom Park. “Our philosophy around the connected home is that these brands have been trusted for generations. If we can offer connected products that provide convenience and save consumers money, that’s important.” Cont'd...
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Lora Kolodny for TechCrunch: On Monday, Apple announced that it would make an app called Home available to users soon, allowing them to connect and control all of their HomeKit-enabled smart home devices from their iPads, iPhones or even Watches.
Per an earlier TechCrunch report live from the event, the Home app will let users control a Fantasia-like orchestra of smart gadgets from one place, including everything from smart doorbells and locks, to thermostats, light bulbs, humidifiers and entertainment systems.
And the app will let users engage Siri to tweak the settings on those devices, of course.
But why is Apple intent on becoming a universal remote, or a nerve center, for the smart home?
Frankly, consumers are not yet buying IoT devices and services with the fervor hoped for by consumer electronics and appliance brands. Cont'd...
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