Parks Associates: More than nine million smart home controllers to be sold in Western Europe in 2020

Nest to deliver opening keynote at 11th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer

Crestron Opens New Design Showroom in South Florida

Located in the renowned Design Center of the Americas, latest Design Showroom provides real-life environment in which visitors can interact with Crestron technology

Smart Home Products: Only 30% Of Consumers Even Know Where To Get Them

Chuck Martin for IOT Daily:  Some serious marketing dollars may have to be spent just to get consumers aware of smart home products and how to go about getting one. Most consumers don’t know where to turn to buy smart home products or services, that is, if they even know about them. The reality is that smart home devices are relatively new and not likely to be on the average person’s radar until they need or want a particular new or replacement device for their home. And when someone decides they want a so-called smart home device, many don’t know where to turn at that point, based on a new study. Fewer than a third (30%) of households are familiar with where to buy smart home products or services, according the study by Parks Associate And of those, fewer than half (40%) prefer to buy the smart products at retail outlets, particularly home improvement stores. But there still is a gap between stores selling smart products and consumers acquiring them.  Cont'd...

SMARTRG's SMART/OS™ Enables Seamless Connectivity between Ultra-Broadband Services and the Connected Home

SMARTRG's new operating system leverages open, scalable vCPE devices and innovative Wi-Fi solutions

Two New D-Link HD Wi-Fi Cameras Offer Advanced Features at Affordable Prices

mydlink® Wi-Fi Cameras Offer HD Surveillance and Auto Recording for a Low Cost Home Security Solution

Parks Associates: More than 25% of U.S. smartphone owners use payment apps at least once a month

Research firm finds retailer-specific apps more commonly used than both Apple Pay and Android Pay

Definitive Internet of Things and NFC White Paper Published by NFC Forum

Comprehensive Paper Illustrates How NFC Unlocks Benefits of IoT in the Smart Home

Icontrol Networks Expands into Australia with Telstra Partnership

Icontrol powers the newly-announced Telstra Smart Home platform

Is DIY smart home tech hobbled by poor app functionality?

Cate Lawrence for ReadWrite:  In Argus Insights’ newest “Smart Home 360” report, it’s clear there’s a strong distinction between consumer perception of the apps associated with the most popular Smart Home Service Providers and MSOs (Multiple System Operators) and the apps coming with Do It Yourself (DIY) devices. Argus Insights found that — from over 56,000 app and device reviews — ADT andSuddenlink are the least liked of MSOs and service providers and their associated apps saw a drop in both the tone and volume of feedback over the last month, an indication that frustrated users could be moving to other providers. This is consistent with previous research that demonstrates a high degree of satisfaction by customers in DIFM (“Do it for me”) installations. However, Vivint’s Sky app, Cox Communications Homelife app, Xfinity Home app and Alarm.com app all trended up — an impact of both new releases and subscriber growth.   Cont'd...

PureLink Offers MPX-100 Digital Signage Solution

Unique Enterprise Player Software Application Simplifies Dynamic Content Creation & Management

Parks Associates: One-third of smart home device owners experience problems with their devices

Research firm reveals influence of product experience on repeat purchases of connected devices

ELAN Helps Modernize 1920s Lake Michigan Cottage With Centralized A/V Ecosystem

"Allegretti Architects did a walk through of one of our homes where they were introduced to the ELAN control system," Buday's Home Electronics Simplified owner Ed Buday explained. "For this project, I knew that we were going to do something similar, and after speaking with the homeowner about his goals for the technology, we decided to tie everything together through the ELAN system."

iSmartAlarm Smart Home Security System and Camera Now Available in all Best Buy Stores in the United States

iSmart Alarm, Inc. announced the expansion of their smart home security products to all Best Buy stores in the United States. Best Buy offers the Best Buy-exclusive iSmartAlarm Home Security System Plus Package, the iCamera KEEP HD Home Security Camera, and additional accessories in the Connected Home section.

PowerHouse Alliance Members Get Ready For Summer Training Programs and Events

Summer picks up with trainings and special events from members to showcase the latest products from vendors.

How to Invest in Smart Home Technology

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...

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