Smart home assistants need assistance to catch on

Yahoo Tech: There's a lot of conversation around voice-activated home assistants, however, according to new data from GfK, there is currently very little conversation actually with devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Smart business models for the connected home

Nick Ismail for Information Age: The era of the smart, connected home is here, and this technological trend will likely define business models for years to come

Hubbell Incorporated Acquires Leading IoT Brand iDevices®

Hubbell and iDevices join forces to usher in the next evolution of smart home and IoT innovation.

THE US SMART HOME MARKET REPORT: Systems, apps, and devices leading to home automation

Nicholas Shields for Business Insider: The same issues BI Intelligence first identified back in 2015 still plague the space - persistently high prices, technological fragmentation, and consumers' lack of a perceived benefit from the devices.

Smart home product manufacturers must target customers in different ways

Rene Millman for Internet of Business: Smart home consumers can be divided into seven segments, according to new research from market analyst firm Strategy Analytics.

Research Points to Big Uptick in Smart Home Device Adoption, Awareness

Benchmark report from PlumChoice and Z-Wave Alliance shows consumers got 'smarter' in 2016, examines individual device interest

Teodoor Introduces World's Smallest Smart Lock to Improve Convenience and Home Security

The lock enables "hands-free" access with ensured security to simplify and hasten the user's entry. Using advanced recognition technology, access codes, and combinations of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the smart lock grants access to approved users without the added hassle of searching for keys or your smartphone to unlock the door.

jacapps, Ford To Hold 'Connected Car Hackathon' At NAB Show

All Access Music Group: jacapps and FORD MOTOR COMPANY are producing a "Connected Car Hackathon" at the NAB SHOW in LAS VEGAS later this month. The competition will pit coders and developers against each other to develop better dashboard solutions for consumption of audio and video content in cars, including future autonomous vehicles.

D-Tools System Integrator 2017 Now Available

SI 2017 adds a host of valuable, new features, enabling integrators to gain greater insight into their business operations and more effectively communicate with their clients during the project estimation, system design, and project management process.

Leviton Introduces New Wireless Room Controller System

New control system engineered to provide advanced wireless control to LED retrofits using Philips® InstantFit LED lamps with EasySmart technology

More Than 4 Billion Smart Home Sensors to be Installed Globally by 2022, ABI Says

Sheri Kasprzak for PDDNet: Smart homes are the wave of the future. That future could include more than 4 billion smart home sensors installed in homes around the world by 2022, according to ABI Research, a technology market research firm.

ADT Hits Industry Milestone; Company Announces 2 Millionth ADT Pulse Home Automation Customer

Last month, ADT LLC, a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses, surpassed the 2 million customer milestone for its groundbreaking Pulse interactive security platform.

Americans: Smart Homes Are Cool, But Too Expensive

Tom Bryant for PCMag: Americans like the idea of smart homes, but when it comes to actually paying the bill for stuffing their houses and apartments with futuristic Internet of Things (IoT) tech and devices, they balk. Just 27 percent of Americans have purchased a connected home device, although 71 would appreciate the ability to monitor their home while they're away, according to a survey of 2,177 adults commissioned by home automation company Wink.

More Than 80 Percent of Insurance Carriers Believe Leveraging Smart Home and IoT Technology Will Attract New Customers and Improve Customer Relationships

NTT DATA study finds a carrier-consumer perception gap; Market unknowns and pricing barriers may stand in the way of Smart Home adoption

Mandatory Security Implementation for All Z-Wave Certified IoT Devices

The Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of leading global companies deploying the Z-Wave smart home standard, as of today will require strict and uniform adoption of a new security protocol for all Z-Wave devices receiving certification. The Alliance Board of Directors voted unanimously in November 2016 to require mandatory implementation of the new Security 2 (S2) framework, the most advanced security for smart home devices and controllers, gateways and hubs in the market today.

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