Research director to examine connected consumer ecosystems at TU-Automotive West Coast, October 14
Vivint Smart Home Protects Customers Against Fire Damage with Smart Home Technology and 24/7 Monitoring
During National Fire Prevention Week, Vivint Smart Home urges homeowners to adopt monitored smart home systems for greater protection in the event of fire
19% of high-income Canadian households own at least one smart device, with thermostats the most popular
Parks Associates Director to present Canadian IoT research insights at CONNECTED + this week
New voice commands lead to seamless control of Blink video home security and monitoring systems
Open Platform Furthers Commitment to Voice Control and Integrates with Weave Cloud Platform
Mathew Ingram for Fortune: Google is famous for coming to the market late. The search-engine business was well established before it arrived, and yet the company managed to take the lead. It now dominates the category. But can it do the same thing in the smart home? The web giant is expected to launch a standalone device called simply Google Home on Tuesday, a device that it hopes will become the centerpiece of the smart home, and provide some strong competition for the well-established Amazon Echo. But it will be an uphill battle. Cont'd...
Insurance, manufacturers, service providers, and software companies convene at CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer
Parks Associates announces speakers and keynotes for 11th annual event
New report says that a lack of awareness and knowledge of smart home products and their benefits is holding back market growth but still predicts healthy revenues
With three annual events planned and multiple trainings cross-country, PowerHouse Alliance members look forward to an eventful month.
NATHAN OLIVAREZ-GILES for The Wall Street Journal: Connected cameras and other smart-home devices promise a Jetsons-esque future. But as a recent hijacking of more than 100,000 networked cameras and DVRs demonstrates, they also provide fertile ground for hackers. “You should make the assumption that anything that’s internet accessible is hackable. If it has a camera or a mic built in, it can be taken over,” said Kenneth White, a security researcher and director of the Open Crypto Audit Project, a nonprofit that promotes cybersecurity. To protect yourself, you have to have the right perspective. “You need to take this seriously, but not be afraid of it either,” he said. Once you accept that hacking happens, embrace the security at your disposal. Here are some easy tips to help you step up your smart-home defenses: Cont'd...
IoT Defense launches RATtrap to protect the consumer Internet of Things (IoT)
New Name Reflects the Company's Evolution as a Smart Home Security Solutions Organization with Faster, More Personalized Offerings
Mike Brown for Inverse: Amazon is trialing a new technology that would allow delivery personnel to enter your smart home unaided, dropping off packages and hopefully not eating any grapes on the way out. It’s all thanks to two startups Amazon is reportedly partnering with two startups: Garageio, which makes smart garage doors, and August Home, which makes smart locks. The companies are working with the retail giant to give consumers the option at the checkout of granting one-time access to the delivery address. A report from The Information, which revealed the initiative, explained that the feature could be useful for people concerned with leaving valuable packages on doorsteps. The service could also cut down on waste packaging, as Amazon could cut down on protection necessary for leaving parcels exposed to the elements. Although it’s not clear at this stage when the service will become widely available, Amazon has conducted a small series of tests in the Seattle area. Cont'd...
Technology can be used in many different ways but we continue to be responsible for how we use it. It would be a mistake to ignore how it can help us live better lives: a connected world is a better world.
IoT research firm announces new reports examining technology needs of SMB markets
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