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

EnviSmart, a New Solar Company Specializing in Energy Management Opens in Texas

The next evolution of the home solar energy is found within EnviSmart. This new company specializes in solar, energy management, home automation and security for the savvy home owner and is saving people money and the environment, one home at a time.

Home automation start-up iGloo to raise $7m and hit US after wowing Microsoft

Yolanda Redrup for Financial Review:  An Australian start-up that has developed an app to enable old household appliances to be upgraded for home automation systems, will expand to the US and raise $7 million after impressing executives at tech giant Microsoft.  iGloo uses Bluetooth technology to enable home heating systems, lights, blinds and other appliances to be controlled by a mobile app. Its development has been buoyed by support from Microsoft after a local executive saw co-founders Kaye Priest and David Cowie presenting it at the Melbourne Home Show two years ago. The business is now readying to raise $7 million in capital, $5 million of it from the United States, which it intends to get under way once it has established a US office this month. "Microsoft invited us to their headquarters in Seattle last year and facilitated a meeting between us and the largest manufacturer of gas fires in the United States," Ms Priest told The Australian Financial Review.   Cont'd...

Just Add Power Joins D-Tools Manufacturer Vantage Point (MVP) Program

Just Add Power's full range of award-winning HDMI over IP distribution products now available to D-Tools System Integrator™ licensees

Qorvo® Unveils New Software Development Kit to Accelerate Deployment of Smart Home Gateways

New ZigBee 3.0 SDK eases compatibility with multiple communication protocols in today's Smart Home

Parks Associates speaking at key IoT events this week: Internet of Things World, Future Connected Cars, and ATA

Analysts to Discuss New Research on Security in the Connected Home, Predictive Intelligent Systems, and the Digital Health Market

Coldwell Banker Real Estate and CNET Define "The Smart Home"

New definition creates a clear, standardized designation for real estate agents, home buyers and home sellers

World's Largest Internet of Things (IoT) Conference Opens

Internet of Things World Speakers Include Executives From BMW, GE, Lyft, And Amazon GE Smart Cities Hackathon To Award $10,000 Grand Prize

Bowers and Wilkins sells to a tiny home automation startup

Billy Steele for enGadget:  Bowers & Wilkins has been cranking out solid audio gear for the better part of three decades, but it's being acquired by a company that's only been around since 2014. Eva Automation, a Silicon Valley startup founded by former Facebook CFO (and San Francisco 49ers co-owner) Gideon Yu, is the new owner of the audio brand. Little is known about the company other than its 40-person staff has the somewhat vague mission of "making products that will change how people interact and think about the home." Although it has been around for two years, Eva Automation hasn't released any products yet. The most obvious question is why a trusted name in audio would sell to such a young company. Well, Bowers & Wilkins CEO Joe Atkins hinted at a sale last year before talks with Eva began. Atkins also admitted that the company doesn't have the know-how to build audio gear that leverages the cloud, despite a range of devices that allow users to play music with features like AirPlay. We'll have to wait a while to see any new products, as Yu says the first new gear is planned for mid-2017. Perhaps Amazon's Echowill see some competition next summer.   Cont'd...

Smart Home Water Shut Off, Prevent Water Damage, No Plumber Required

The mechanics of the unit have been updated with an improved open/close stroke and the addition of a Universal Mounting Kit (UMK). The UMK supports simplified mounting of the unit over existing ball valve sizes of ½", ¾" and 1"; no plumbing is required.

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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!