Nortek Security & Control Gears for Growth and Innovation - Expands Manufacturing Capacity, Adds Key Executive Talent
Carlsbad, CA - November 28, 2016 - Nortek Security & Control, a leader in the security, smart home and wellness technology markets, announced today new executive staff additions and role changes to better position itself for continued growth, deliver faster product time to market, fuel more innovation, and serve a growing customer base. Additionally, Nortek Security & Control will be expanding its manufacturing capacity by 25 percent.
Janet Thomson for Curbed: When we talk about home tech, we’re often focused on products from technology juggernauts or new startups, but home security systems, the predecessors to today’s smart home ecosystems, have been used for decades (the first system was invented in 1969 by Marie Van Brittan Brown, and it featured a closed-circuit television system, a remote controlled door, and two-way communication). Today there are literally thousands of options on the market, ranging from DIY kits to hardwired systems built into your home. How to choose? We went to the home security experts to understand the differences between systems and key features you should consider before installing. Cont'd...
VLSI Solution, an expert in digital audio, announces the VS1010 MP3 Audio DSP Microcontroller, a versatile and highly integrated all-in-one system-on-a-chip.
BBC News: A Chinese firm has unveiled the country's first voice-activated smart home speaker - its answer to Amazon's Echo and Google's Home. The DingDong, by technology company Beijing LingLong, uses voice interaction to do tasks such as playing music and switching on home appliances. The device is said to understand Mandarin, Cantonese and basic English. A study by Juniper Research suggests China's smart home market could be worth $22.8bn (£18.3bn) by 2018. Beijing LingLong is owned by Chinese online retailer JD.com - which is selling the DingDong for 698 yuan ($100, £81). Cont'd...
RTI Now Offers Its World-Class Automation and Control Solutions to the Netherlands Through Invision Europe
Brian Benchoff for Hackaday: The Internet of Things is a horrific waste of time, even though no one knows exactly what it is. What would make it better? Classic Commodore gear, of course. Now you can run your smart home with a Commodore 64 and Commodore Home, the newest smart home framework from [retro.moe]. Commodore Home comes with the standard smart home features you would expect. The home lighting solution is a dot matrix printer, a few gears, and string tied to the light switch. Activate the printer, and the lights turn on and off. Brilliant. Multiple light switches can be controlled by daisy chaining printers. Security is important in the smart home, and while the intruder alarm isn’t completely functional, future versions of Commodore Home will dial a modem, log into a BBS, and leave a message whenever an authorized person enters your home. Cont'd...
From a video projector-based home theater to window treatments, advanced use of security cameras, home automation and whole-house entertainment, the Integrated Concepts show home is an ideal environment to highlight the ever evolving world of the connected home.
Smart Home For The Holidays: Honeywell Offers Tips To Maximize Connected Home Technology While Enjoying The Season
Honeywell's Lyric™ platform helps homeowners simplify preparations and enjoy a comfortable holiday at home, or secure their homes while traveling
SmartBeings, the First Truly AI Interactive Smart Home Solution with Voice Control and Facial Recognition, Earns Prestigious CES Innovation Award
Xicato and EnOcean to Demonstrate BLE Interoperability for Title 24 Compliant Smart Lighting at CES 2017
Simple, easy to install wireless lighting control meets major building code requirements.
CABA and the CABA Connected Home Council (CHC) has launched a new connected home Landmark Research project for 2016: "Connected Multi-Dwelling Units and the Internet of Things."
VidaBox Debuts New iPad Mini 4 Metal Secure On-Wall VidaMount Frames. Elegant, Theft Deterrent Design Allows Tablets to Blend into and be Showcased in Any Environment.
The latest addition to the VidaMount family of products allows any iPad mini 4 to be securely used as a touch panel for a Smart Home controller, digital signage, or other interactive display applications like Video Art. A clever design completely hides all wiring, without the need for any in-wall cutouts - making it ideal for residential, commercial, or public use. Available in (3) aluminum finishes.
Connected Living Room Market: Enhancement in Residential User Experience Ensures Steady Rise in Demand
This report can be described as a comprehensive study of current trends in connected living rooms market. With technological advancements rapidly taking place in this sector, this report is integral to the strategy of both established as well as incumbent market players.This research report, the market has been segmented on the basis of geography, product type, and technology.
Ry Crist for CNet: Less than a month ago, hackers took control of an ocean of unsecured connected home devices, then essentially crashed the entire internet by using them to flood the web's largest internet management company with bogus traffic. Now, the makers of smart gadgets that communicate using Z-Wave are ratcheting up their security standards to help reassure consumers that their products don't come with glaring vulnerabilities. "No one can afford to sit on their hands and wait," says Mitchell Klein, executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance. "Consumers deserve IoT devices in their home to have the strongest levels of security possible. IoT smart home technologies that don't act will be left behind." The new standards are called the "Security 2" framework, or S2 for short. Aside from shoring up encryption standards for transmissions between sensors, cameras, and thermostats that broadcast using Z-Wave, S2 also mandates new pairing procedures for each device -- namely, unique PIN or QR codes on the devices themselves. Cont'd...
Home improvement retailer and specialized software-powered technology retailer collaborate to simplify the smart home shopping experience
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
The GP565 Smart Home RF chip for remote controls supports voice control, motion sensing and the new ZRC 2.0 protocol. The GP565 is optimized for advanced & low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. • 120k or 248k Flash (8k or 16k RAM) memory • 40-pin footprint to support a keyboard scanner interface or other IO interfaces required for remote controls. • Reduced current consumption and improved receiver sensitivity and output power • Patented Antenna Diversity technology enables superior range and WiFi/Bluetooth interference rejection