Energy & Other Home Systems - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Bill Gates just bought a huge chunk of land - he wants to build his own 'smart city'

Monique O. Madan for Miami Herald: The vision? Transforming a raw, blank slate into a futuristic city filled with driverless cars, endless data centers and buildings totally designed around technology and high-speed internet.

PureLink: “Beyond 4K”

Part 1: What does it mean to go “Beyond 4K”?

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

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.

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Kasita gets okay to sell its Modular Homes in California, Nevada

​Builder Online: Every Kasita is move-in ready and comes fully equipped with appliances and furniture, and features a fully integrated home automation system.

Amazon rolls out smart-home 'routines' for Alexa

Peter Newman for Business Insider: Amazon added a new feature to its Alexa voice assistant that will let consumers use Echo smart speakers or other Alexa devices to control multiple smart home devices at once in what it calls “routines.”

LG IoT security bug highlights risks of home automation

Tech Central: LG’s SmartThinQ is a framework for communication between devices that enables them to, among other things, be controlled by smartphone apps or by voice through integration with emerging smart home devices such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

Have a High-Tech Halloween with your own Haunted Smart Home

Jordan McMahon for Wired: We’re living in the future, and all you need is a smart speaker like Google Home or Amazon Echo and a few connected devices to transform any pad into a creepy crypt fit for the damned.

Energy & Other Home Systems - News Headlines

Parks Associates: 40% of U.S. Homeowners Interested in Bundling Solar Power With Electric Utility Bill

Itron and Meritage Homes to keynote ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Texas

New Battery-Powered Wi-Fi Connected Smart Sensors from iHome Provide 24/7 Home Monitoring for Peace of Mind

iHome introduces wireless smart home sensors to alert users of leaks, motion and open doors/windows; also introduces SmartPlug designed for outdoor use

BenQ's First Affordable True 4K UHD HDR Home Cinema Projector Debuts

CineHome HT2550 Makes Stunning 4K Picture Quality Available to Any Home With Exclusive CinematicColor™ Technology

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.

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DynaQuip Controls

DynaQuip Controls