MEGAN SALZANO for HomeWorld Business: Houzz’s recent home trends survey identified a growing consumer awareness and integration of smart home technology when it comes to home renovations and remodeling. The survey revealed that 45% of renovating homeowners are incorporating smart technology, systems or devices into their home that can be monitored or controlled via smartphone, tablet or computer. Houzz’s 2016 U.S. Smart Home Trends Survey of nearly 1,000 homeowners in the midst of, planning, or who have recently completed a home renovation project, was conducted in collaboration with CEDIA. According to the survey, renovated homes are more than twice as likely to include a smart system or device than before the renovation, 51% versus 20%, respectively. In terms of connected product category, the survey showed 25% of homeowners are installing smart devices for security and safety, 18% for entertainment, 14% for climate control and 12% for lighting. It also showed that 30% of upgraded smart home systems or devices can be controlled via a central hub and 26% include voice-controlled features. Cont'd...
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Here are a few current projects that may be of interest.
Aquanta Uses Ayla Networks' IoT Technology to Turn Nearly Any Water Heater Into an Intelligent Appliance
Homeowners save energy and money with Aquanta's water heater controller, which provides remote control and monitoring for existing water heaters
Latest line of toolkits tackles IoT security, interoperability, and market challenges
HomeSeer tackles the high cost of water damage protection with the release of its own affordable wireless water valve. The HS-WV100+ kit includes a Z-Wave Plus electronic control unit and motorized water valve, priced at about 1/2 the cost of other comparable solutions.
The PIN Genie Smart Lock passed the toughest security test of BHMA A156 Grade B last week, has 20 more days in their Kickstarter campaign
Julian Horsey for GeekyGadgets: Zip The Fish has created a new Raspberry Pi adapter which has been specifically designed to enable a wide variety of home automation features allowing you to transform any property from a single small room to a large hotel smarter, say its developers. Watch the promotional video linked below to learn more about the Zip The Fish Pi home automation system which has been specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi. Main Features of the Zip The Fish Pi include : – More power for PI – Three different power supplies up to 3A each. – Micro USB power supply input – Uninterruptible power supply: Seamless switching between three power sources. There is the possibility to connect small or large batteries – a special chip takes care of battery health, including charge and protection. Full article and video:
Performance Plus Marketing, a premier rep firm serving the Rocky Mountain Region, announces their partnership with Portal by SupplyStream. This partnership provides Performance Plus dealers with the industry's best-in-class ordering portal and allows Performance Plus dealers to access real-time pricing and availability, combined with extremely efficient order processing for all of their lines.
Honoring those who exemplify excellence and dedication to the custom installation channel
Miss the show? New product announcements and news from CEDIA 2016.
CEDIA® is delighted to announce that The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has approved the development of a Smart Home Technician Apprenticeship standard. This standard is set to encourage young professionals to enter the home technology industry and develop a career within this sector.
New iDevices® Smart Home Essentials Kit Delivers Seamless Smart Home Evolution Complete with Concierge Service
iDevices delivers its first curated selection of premium, personalized, hub-free smart home products in one thoughtful package
New Offering Supports Multiple Device Mounting for the Ultimate in Flexibility, Space Savings and Ease of Installation
Continuing its roll across the United States, Stampede, North America's leading value-added distributor of ProAV Solutions, announced today that its 2016 Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series will make its next stop in Washington, D.C. on September 22 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel.
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Automation & Control - Featured Product
INTRODUCING THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CONTROL YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE YOUR VOICE. Imagine this... We've all been there-walking through the door into a dark house, arms full. Wouldn't it be nice to tell your house to offer a helping hand? Now you can. A simple voice command-such as "Alexa, turn on Welcome"-lights up the hallway and kitchen, fires up your favorite Pandora station, while the door locks itself behind you. This is Control4 Home Automation with Amazon Alexa.