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...

The Stephenz Group Launches MyStudio[Pros], a New Division to Help Independent Home Security Dealers Differentiate Themselves in the Growing Smart Home Automation Market

Agency transforms marketing services for independent security dealers.

Comcast and Alarm.com to acquire smart home company Icontrol

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

eSentire Training Day Changes the Way Modern Employees Learn about Cybersecurity

Samsung Chief Medical Officer to Keynote Third-Annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

Global Electronics and Technology Giant Shares Vision for Improving Consumer Healthcare

Ethernet Speed Certification

Inspired by the IP industry where engineers have a huge resource of off-shelve tools and materials that they can call on to inspire new designs and easily create software to make things work, the Ethernet testing industry is quickly adopting an approach where testers are specifically designed to certify Ethernet.

Smart Home Leader NexiaTM Integrates with Amazon Echo to Enable Hands-Free Whole-Home Automation

Simple voice commands control Nexia-certified devices throughout the home

Opinion Article: Apple HomeKit: More Home Automation Waste

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...

Connected World Services (CWS) Partners with Zonoff to Service the Growth of the Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) across Europe

Connected World Services' honeyBee platform combines with Zonoff's Consumer IoT platform to deliver a smart, end-to-end system that redefines home management

Luma Begins Shipping its Surround WiFi System, Announces Best Buy Partnership

Luma's technology brings unprecedented speed, security, and control to the home WiFi experience

Bluetooth® 5 Quadruples Range, Doubles Speed, Increases Data Broadcasting Capacity by 800%

New version of Bluetooth technology delivers "connectionless" IoT, advancing beacon and location-based capabilities in home, enterprise, and industrial

D-Links Adds 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera to mydlink Connected Home Ecosystem

New 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera Compatible with mydlink Connected Home Devices and IFTTT for a Fully Automated Home

Parks Associates Whitepaper: Video operators face new security risks as they develop data analytics strategies for the connected home

26% of U.S. broadband households have privacy and security concerns when using connected CE devices

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Luxul - Not just a router, it's EPIC

Luxul - Not just a router, it's EPIC

The network is the foundation on which modern entertainment, security, control and automation systems are built. The new Epic series of routers from Luxul are designed to help integration professionals build that foundation and deliver a great customer experience. The router is a critical piece of every network-connecting a local network to the Internet, controlling traffic and providing security. With the release of its new Epic series, Luxul has redefined the router, adding capabilities that make it far more than just a traditional router. In addition to being high-performing commercial grade routers, the Epic series offers a platform for optimizing the user experience in smart homes, workplaces, retail establishments and more. This experience is delivered through Luxul and third-party applications running on the Epic platform.