Swann's Wireless DIY Alert Range Offers Peace of Mind to Home and Retail Owners

Easy to use wireless alert systems keep loved ones and customers safe

Portal Launches Proposal & Purchasing iPhone App

After months of development and a preview at CEDIA in Dallas, Portal officially launches its much anticipated native iPhone App.

BreezoMeter's CMO to present strategies on building compelling products at the Smart Home Summit

Ziv Lautman, Chief Marketing Officer at BreezoMeter, will present next week at the Smart Home Summit on how to combine hardware, software, and big data to create compelling smart home products.

Parks Associates Announces 2016 Update to Top 10 U.S. Subscription OTT Video Services

Majority of OTT video consumption now on Internet-connected TV

Beyond Thermostats: Ecobee Dreams Of Being A Billion-Dollar Smart Home Giant

Jared Newman for FastCompany:  For the last nine years, Ecobee hasn't strayed from being a maker of smart thermostats.

Unlike rival Nest, Ecobee never built its own smart home platform, and hasn't expanded into new product categories. The $170 Ecobee3 Lite, announced last week, is the company's first new hardware in two years, and it's just a budget variant of the existing Ecobee3, ditching room sensor support while knocking down the price by $80.

So far, the singular focus has served Toronto-based Ecobee well. Thermostats are the most popular type of self-installed smart home devices, according to The NPD Group, and Ecobee—whose revenues have been doubling every year—is not far behind Nest in sales. Ecobee hopes to reach first place in 2017.  Cont'd...

D-Tools Announces SI 2016 R3 Release with New PDF Cloud Converter

In addition to valuable productivity enhancements to the award-winning System Integrator platform, the PDF Cloud Converter hastens the process of importing floor plans from AutoCAD into Visio, while maintaining the .dwg file scale and quality

'Smart Lock System' Designed For Safety During Natural Disasters Wins Z-Wave IoT Contest

The wireless lock secures cabinets, drawers and storage areas during violent motion events such as earthquakes.

Now Amazon Alexa Can Control Your Entire Family Room Entertainment Experience With Logitech Harmony

New Skill Creates Novel Ways to Navigate Your Smart Home With Harmony

Alarm Grid First to Release Honeywell Lyric to DIY Community

The Honeywell Lyric is the most advanced security system ever developed. Announced over a year ago by Honeywell, the system has been made available to all installers everywhere and Alarm Grid has made resources available to end users who want to install the system on their own.

OneButton Wins "Outstanding Showroom" at 2016 Lutron Excellence Awards

OneButton Honored for Project Excellence by Lutron Electronics at 2016 CEDIA Trade Show in Dallas, TX. Now in its 13th year, the annual competition recognizes Lutron system providers from around the globe.

Skylink Announces First IFTTT Compatible Garage Door Opener-ATOMS™

With an IFTTT (If This Then That) connected garage door opener homeowners can safeguard and monitor the largest entry point of their home.

Morai Motion Launches New Inline Nexus Series of Micro Linear Actuators

New line of products comes in stroke lengths ranging from one to six inches, allowing for a precise fit, each delivering impressive performance, Morai Motion reports FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Smart Home Water Shut Off Kit with Leak Sensors, No Programming, No Plumbing Required

EcoNet Controls of Clearwater Florida, a manufacturer of "Unique Home Automation Devices & Solutions", has released its Smart Home Water Shut Off Kit. The LSK or Leak Sensor Kit includes the EBV105-UMK water shut off controller and 1 or more leak sensors. The wireless leak sensor/s have been preconfigured to communicate directly to the shut off the water in the case of a water leak.

3,200 Connected Home Devices At Best Buy

Chuck Martin for IoTDaily:  Any consumers who go shopping specifically for a smart, connected home device this holiday season are going to face a bewildering assortment.

The number of products ranging from smart appliances and home control systems to smart security systems and streaming media devices is now in the thousands at Best Buy alone, according to a new study.

The study on consumer attitudes toward smart appliances is based on a nationally representative sample of 1,000 consumers each in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, conducted by Futuresource Consulting.

Researchers counted more than 3,000 connected home devices being sold at Best Buy. The tally provides a general idea of the largest and smallest categories.  Cont'd...

Smart Gardens

The internet of things is coming to make your yard smart. The market for systems that can connect your yard may be new, but it's already proving to be exciting.

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