Wireless Charging for Electronics

Wireless charging for electronics delivers a number of benefits over traditional cable connectors-some of which aren't immediately obvious but will become so in the near future.

High-Tech SmartHome Upgrades to Include in Your Remodel

Being able to control your home with the touch of a button is the stuff that futuristic dreams are made of, so it only makes sense to include remote control blinds as a part of your techie home upgrade plan. Install motorized blinds in your home not just to look cool, but to effortlessly set the mood for different times of the day and even set a schedule that will help you to save energy.

Could a Smart Water Heater Be Part of the Renewable Grid Equation?

Scientists are currently toying with compressed air tanks-but another idea would place energy storage squarely in the hands of residents, through the humble water heater.

Unleashing IoT on an Aging Infrastructure

From smart homes to technology-based urban growth and improvement, these are a few of the challenges we face

Integrating Home Automation into Your Kitchen Remodel

A remodel is the perfect time to consider budgeting for smart appliances and making your meals-and therefore your hectic life-a little bit simpler.

BAS or EMS: Which Is Right for Your Facility?

A flexible, powerful Network Thermostat energy management system provides similar features of a BAS/BMS and is typically installed at less than 50 percent of the cost.

Smart Gardens

The internet of things is coming to make your yard smart. The market for systems that can connect your yard may be new, but it's already proving to be exciting.

Consider the Audience: Your Presentation Is About Informing, Persuading, Not Selling

Whether your executive has been asked to make a one-hour keynote or be part of a five-person panel session, here's a dirty little secret … smart speakers don't try to fill the allotted time!

Cree And Cisco Enable Energy-Saving IoT

SmartCast PoE is the first LED lighting platform that makes the PoE framework ready for mass deployment and adoption.

The RoseWater Energy Hub

The RoseWater Energy Hub is the first all-in-one residential and light commercial power solution integrating three capabilities into one platform to serve the complete electrical needs of an entire premises, in essence transforming the electrical system in place into a microgrid

Most Popular Articles for 2015 - Did some of them predict the future?

Smart Homes, Robotics, Automation, Unmanned Vehicles, Solar and Wind Energy. Regardless of where you work or what you do, these topics are affecting your life and will continue to do so in the future.

IoT Journey: 50B Connected Things Means … 50B Connected Things

If your company wants to stake a claim with the Internet of Things, you first need to develop a distinctive "way to play"-a clear value proposition that you can offer customers. This should be consistent with your enterprise's overall capabilities: the things you do best when you go to market, aligned with most or all of the products and services you sell.

Two Internet Refrigerator Products & Security Risks Case Studies

Notwithstanding the exciting possibilities of internet connected fridges, there are some cases of fridge that have security vulnerabilities & should be harsh lesson for all Internet of Things (IoT) vendors.

Family@Home transforms smart houses into Smart Homes

Consumers want smart applications that take care of their family and their home, not just connected devices.

The Smart Home Library - Who, What, Where and How!
Part 2 - The Summary Table

Here is a summary of the info compiled for some of the companies, systems and products vying for dominance in your smart home. Latest update 12/15/15

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Energy & Other Home Systems - Featured Product

WaterCop + Z-Wave Technology = Complete water control

WaterCop + Z-Wave Technology = Complete water control

The WaterCop family of products continues to grow! We now offer Z-wave technology that allows remote control of a home's main water supply via phone or internet. It's perfect for people who want peace of mind that they can shut off water in homes from nearly anywhere using Z-wave protocol. Z-wave joins systems WaterCop Pro, LeakStop, WaterCop Classic, Outdoor, and Large Valve (1 ½"-4") Integration. Visit www.watercop.com to learn more.