Greg Miller, Senior Analyst for Wall Street Daily: Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed the promises and perils of the Smart Home, as well as why this segment is on the cusp ofbreaking into the mainstream. Naturally, it’s time to ask: “How can I profit from this?”
Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer. Ideally, there would be one or two tickers predicted to soar from the rising Smart Home trend, but there isn’t such a company out there yet. However, there are still ways to participate in the upcoming boom. It will require some creativity and careful investing, specifically in companies with small current exposure to the area. Here are some guidelines for investing in the Smart Home – and for avoiding expensive mistakes. Cont'd...
The Stephenz Group Launches MyStudio[Pros], a New Division to Help Independent Home Security Dealers Differentiate Themselves in the Growing Smart Home Automation Market
Harrison Weber for VentureBeat: Comcast and security company Alarm.com have entered into agreements to acquire and divvy up Icontrol, an 11-year-old Internet of Things and home security company founded in Palo Alto and now based in Austin, Texas.
Comcast previously invested an undisclosed sum into Icontrol and relies on the company’s tech to power parts of its connected home and home security platform.
In this multi-part deal, Comcast says it’s buying Icontrol’s Converge platform and wholesale business, which “powers the Xfinity Home touch-screen panel and back-end servers, allowing them to communicate with and manage security sensors in the home, as well as supporting home-automation devices like cameras and thermostat.” Cont'd...
New eSentire Security Awareness Training Combines Microlearning and Gamification with Leading Knowledge-Building Platform
Kickstarter - Immersive Audio System Featuring Patented Audio Technology Launches on Kickstarter for Under $300
John C. Dvorak, Opinion Article for PCMag: Home automation has been on the back burner for decades, and is something Icomplain about at least once a year. It was in the news again after Apple's WWDC this week, when observers looking to squeeze some news out of the long keynote seized on news about HomeKit. This led me to the HomeKit homepage, which finally answered all my "what is it good for?" questions. Absolutely nothing!
Let's amuse ourselves with Apple's assertions. First, we are told to be on the lookout for the HomeKit seal of approval logo (above) for any sort of device we want to use within a HomeKit microcosm.
This ensures interoperability and security. Apple is using all sorts of proprietary protocols for these devices to protect users against house hacks that I've described in the past, where devices are controlled by smirking jokers on the net. Cont'd...
Parks Associates: Only one-fifth of U.S. broadband households are aware of tax rebates for energy-efficiency products/programs
Bollente Companies, Inc. granted significant patent for its award-winning trutankless® smart water heaters
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