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CE Week 2018: Conference Program Looks at the Digitalization of Everything

Conference program to explore the latest trends in IoT, robotics, smart home, wearables, connected cars and more.

Smart Home Technologies That Will Become Commonplace in the Next Five Years

In the early days of improved AI and automated technologies, the conversation focused heavily on big industries, manufacturing, and data management for business. Now, developers have conquered the barrier of creating user-friendly technology that have entered our home lives.

7 Things That Will Happen with the Development of Smart Cities

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and complete connectivity with millions of devices streaming data, is very much a reality. Here are 7 things that you can expect to happen with the smart cities of the future:

Parks Associates: Households Without a Home Security System Want Interactive Services, No Long-Term Contracts, and Home Management Capabilities

Among U.S. broadband households without a security system, 19% are very likely to buy one if it can be monitored or controlled via a smartphone

Is a Smart Controller Worth The Money?

The first step is to determine what it is you’re looking to get from your irrigation system. For example, if zoned irrigation or rain sensors aren’t important to you, the cost of a smart sprinkler system may not be worth it in the long run.

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Leading safety and security brands prepare to unveil latest technologies at 21st edition of Secutech

Fringe events and intelligent solution pavilions highlight opportunities for cross-sector collaboration

Parks Associates welcomes Trusource Labs as sponsor of IoT Summit at HardwareCon

One-day event focuses on hardware as a service, hardware connectivity, and ecosystem disruptions

AVAD Announces New Toronto Branch, Details Grand Opening

New Toronto space promises bigger showroom, warehouse space and room to expand

Powerley Becomes the First to Integrate Next-Gen Z-Wave into Home Energy Management

Integrating the Z-Wave Plus certification and S2 Security framework into the platform, Home Energy Management leader Powerley, elevates smart home interoperability, security and performance.

Registration Now Open for CEDIA Expo 2018

CEDIA Expo announced today that registration is now open for CEDIA Expo 2018-the premiere event for the connected technology industry. The event takes place September 4-8 and will be held at the San Diego Convention Center.

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