Home8 Gives Consumers Unprecedented Security Access and Control of Their Garages

Smart Garage Starter Kit Pairs with Mobile App to Deliver Remote Control and Video Capabilities for Anytime, Anywhere Access

SupplyStream Grows Team with Industry Veteran Barrie McCorkle

Barrie McCorkle, Ryan Thomson, and Erin Miller join SupplyStream's growing team

OSRAM Connected Lighting Module Wins LIGHTFAIR Innovation Award

ENCELIUM and PrevaLED Solutions Also Win Ten Awards from Design Journal

Nest open-sources its home automation network protocol, Thread

Ken Yeung for VentureBeat:  Nest has released an open-sourced version of its Thread protocol, making its home automation network technology more broadly available to developers. The introduction of OpenThread is expected to give parties interested in working with open-source technology all the benefits of building on Thread — allowing them to continue innovating without dealing with the current limitations of the protocol.

This project is the company’s first open-source initiative.

Created by Nest, Samsung, ARM, Atmel, Dialog Semiconductor, Qualcomm Technologies, and Texas Instruments, Thread was intended to be the standard for connected home devices and apps. When it was announced in 2014, the protocol was described as providing a common network language that products like smart thermostats and smoke alarms could use to talk with each other.  Cont'd...

New Accessory Makes Amazon Echo Portable

The award-winning Echo has successfully integrated smart home and digital assistant capabilities with high-performance audio, but until now has lacked the flexibility that comes with having a built-in battery.

Securifi Named a 2016 'Cool Vendor' by Gartner for Innovation in Connected Home

The annual report evaluates interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in the connected home space that are combining usability with intelligence and design.

​Thread, ZigBee, Z-Wave: Why smart home standards matter

Dan Sung for Wareable:  Wi-Fi has proved to be a really effective way of getting our laptops, our tablets, our phones and even our TVs and stereo systems to talk to the internet but it's not working for the smart home.

The Internet of Things has more subtle needs than these big-batteried, regularly charged or permanently powered items, and clunky old Wi-Fi can't handle the pressure of getting scores of small sensors talking.

You might have heard of names ZigBee, Z-Wave and, more recently, Thread but what do they do? And should be you considering them when planning your smart home? Read on to find out.

Why standards matter:  Let's say you fill your home with connectable devices. They're sitting there - your washing machine, your door lock, your toasted sandwich maker or whatever - and they're bursting with notifications to send to you and to each other.  Cont'd...

RTI Announces New Two-Way Driver for Fusion Research's Play-Fi® Music Server

The new driver, developed by Fusion, allows integrators to seamlessly incorporate their Play-Fi server into RTI automation systems, providing their clients with a wide variety of music options and convenient control of whole-home audio.

Control4 Announces 2016 Smart Home Essentials Tour

With networking, lighting and entertainment leading the agenda, Control4 brings competitive business strategies to their dealers throughout North America, EMEA, APAC and Latin America.

New Research Proves 'Do-it-for-Me' Approach to Smart Home Earns High Customer Satisfaction

Icontrol Networks Profiles Professionally-Installed Smart Home Customers; Shows Security and Support Driving Factors in DIFM Smart Home Decisions

The Thread Group Continues to Expand Influence Across Connected Home

Alliance Appoints New President, Enhances Focus on Europe and Asia, Deepens Engagement with IoT Industry Groups and Continues to Make Membership Accessible to Early Stage Innovators

WigWag Powers Smart Home Evolution, Unveils Filament Lighting Kit

Provides the Entry Point for a Personalized and Interoperable Smart Home

Domotz has acquired Fing the leader in on-the-go Network Scanning

Domotz, today announced it has acquired Fing, the world's #1 network scanning app. Since launching in 2011, the Fing app which enables users to quickly scan a network and see all connected devices, evaluate security levels, detect intruders and resolve network issues, has quickly become the world's most popular network scanning technology on mobile phones and tablets.

Parks Associates Research Reveals the Connected Garage Door Is Most Frequently Used Smart Home Device

Chamberlain Executive to Reveal Further Connected-Home Insights at IoT World This Week

LG Electronics, ADT + frog Win Red Dot Award: Product Design for LG Smart Security Device

All-in-one home security system's ingenious design takes consumer-first approach

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!