Eric Brown for Linux Gizmos: The Linux-dominated home automation business is still a fragmented free-for-all, but it’s also beginning to consolidate, with far fewer startups in 2015 compared to recent years. This month we saw several major product announcements from established players related to Linux. First, Google’s Nest Labs announced the first device partners for its Weave home automation protocol using the Thread networking standard. Now Samsung, which began shipping its first Linux-based SmartThings hub last month, released a $249 sensor kit built around the hub. Meanwhile, in the larger Internet of Things world that includes industrial, as well as home automation, the Linux Foundation’s AllSeen Alliance announced a new certification program and security stack. In addition, Amazon unveiled an AWS IoT cloud platform available with starter kits based on Linux hacker boards . Cont'd...
Compact Device Lets Users Create Customized Scenes Defined in the FIBARO System; Scenes Can Be Personalized for Each User
The Nest Weave communication protocol complementary with Tyco smart home expertise, portfolio
This new capability enables customers to capture and playback continuously recorded video from their IntelligentHome security cameras.
MivaTek Opens Video Alarm as a Service (VAAS) Platform to Partners for Smart Home Security, Safety, Automation, and Health with Video Integration
VAAS Platform Technology Offers Turnkey Value and Enhanced User Experience
65-inch HD touchscreen enables easy presenting and note-taking and eliminates irritating shadows and calibration
Parks Associates: 765 million households worldwide will subscribe to a broadband service by the end of 2015
Parks Associates Analyst chairs Day Three of Broadband World Forum in London
Today, Iris by Lowe's released the results of its annual Smart Home Survey, revealing that when it comes to shopping for smart home products, home improvement stores (either in-store or online) were rated the No. 1 place Americans are most likely to buy. When asked why they would choose a home improvement store, most say it's because it is a retailer they can trust (55 percent) that has knowledgeable staff (40 percent) and a variety of available products (48 percent). The 2015 Smart Home Survey, conducted online in August by Harris Poll on behalf of Iris, Lowe's Smart Home Business Unit, polled more than 2,000 U.S. adults aged 18+ and examined Americans' attitudes toward and experiences with smart home products, homing in on the driving factors behind their purchasing and use preferences. Results from this year's study indicate that when it comes to purchasing considerations, cost of equipment and monthly fees as a deciding factor has decreased (down from 56 percent in 2014), though it's still the most commonly cited (43 percent). Ease of use is the second most important deciding factor (19 percent, up from 13 percent in 2014), followed by energy and efficiency features (15 percent) such as home temperature control and automated lighting. Full Press Release:
Broadband Forum Announces First Demonstrations of G.fast as Initial Deliverable of Forum's New Broadband 20/20 Vision
Forum's Interoperability Pavilion at Broadband World Forum in London hosts new game-changing ultra-fast technologies.
180 Degree Cameras See an Entire Room from a Single Lens in Stunning HD
The Maximus Smart Security Light goes beyond being just an aesthetic, decorative light.
High Power AC1750 Touch Screen Range Extender that extends the reach of any router is now shipping
Eighty percent of new customers are choosing an integrated, professionally installed smart home system
VTech Launches New Smart Home Wireless Monitoring System with Cordless Telephone and Garage Door and Open/Closed Sensors
Comprehensive capabilities offer consumer-friendly monitoring and peace of mind for homeowners
Home Protection System now shipping to customers across North America
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C1M1 offers a truly significant reduction in transmission time in comparison to other communicators that rely on dial capture or data bus decoding. This can result in quicker response time to emergency situations which could save lives and assets. By providing both IP and cellular pathways, C1M1 provides the reliability installers are looking for in an alarm communicator. C1M1 eliminates port forwarding and extra fees for remote access. Installers can remotely upload/download programming changes to M1 controls over IP or cellular using ElkRP2. Consumers can control the M1 remotely via the free ElkLink mobile app and web portal, as well as eKeypad and M1 Touch Pro apps. Other IP-based software and interface partners can connect to the M1 control over the local network through C1M1. C1M1 also provides email/text notifications for arm, disarm, and alarm events. ELK-C1M14GSM supports GSM (AT&T/T-Mobile) networks and ELK-C1M1CDMA supports CDMA (Verizon) networks.