Energy & Other Home Systems - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Analyst report endorses Apple's approach of in-store demos of smart home tech

Ben Lovejoy for 9to5Mac: The note suggests that Apple is on the right track with its in-store demo stations, where customers can experience for themselves what it’s like to have a HomeKit controlled connected home.

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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MIVATEK TO CREATE JAPAN'S FIRST ALL-WIFI CONNECTED PROTECTION SYSTEM

Sha Maison Development Will Become “Self-Monitored, Smart Community”; System Will Increase Security, Safety, & Health of Residents in 700-Unit Housing Community

First Los Angeles Zero Net Energy Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Uses Solar Power

ProudGreen Building: "This project demonstrates how affordability and environmental sustainability can be achieved with effective coordination and a great team."

Smart home integration is about to become a necessity for carmakers

Gadgets Now: "Extending smart home voice control into the connected vehicle is part of an ongoing integration that will pull together home and vehicle personalization,"

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.

Energy & Other Home Systems - News Headlines

Omron Corporation To Exhibit At The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) For The First Time; Celebrated AI Robot FORPHEUS Will Make U.S. Debut

Global technology leader will feature its latest innovations in sensing, artificial intelligence, robotics and automation

Hisense Grows Connected Home Line with Appliances That Work with Amazon Alexa

Consumers can now take advantage of smart, innovative appliances that work with Alexa, as well as other Fall product line-up models

Parks Associates Announces Agenda for Ninth-Annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Research firm reveals strong consumer interest in energy management use cases connected to the smart home

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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

WaterCop automatic water shut-off systems provide your home or office with round-the-clock indoor flood protection and works with wired and wireless flood sensors, wall switches, and most home security and home automation systems.