This Utah Company Has Emerged As The Biggest Smart Home Player

Aaron Tilley for Forbes:  On the first warm summer week of the year in Provo, Utah, the headquarters of Vivint Smart Home appears quiet. It’s not till you make your way to the second floor that you stumble upon a flurry of activity. That’s where row after row of cubicles house mostly young men in their 20s, many sporting beards and tattoos. Some stand or pace about the room with headsets on, their eyes focused on sales scripts. Others stare into the distance past suburban office parks and toward the scrubby foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. Mawkish soft rock plays in the background. Above the cubicles, a monitor flashes the names and numbers of top salespeople. This year’s prize for the number-one seller is a trip to Hawaii. It’s a pretty low-tech operation, especially when you consider these reps are selling the future. Along with an army of 2,500 door-to-door salespeople across the United States and Canada (and a few in New Zealand), these 200 or so Utahans are aggressively pushing the Vivint smart home. They have already managed to persuade more than a million homeowners to pay between $40 and $80 a month to have their houses come to life with Internet-connected thermostats, lights, door locks, doorbells, garage door openers, cameras and sensors, whether they are made by Vivint or one of its partners.  Cont'd...

Back to Basics: Getting the Message Out … Everything Changes But Clarity, Continuity

Media writers, reporters - on air, in print, online - know they have less than five seconds to attract the viewer's/ reader's attention.

Comcast Adds New Video Camera and Voice Controls to Smart Home Platform

Xfinity Home's xCam Features Enhanced Wi-Fi Connectivity, Wide-Angle Views, Night Vision; Customers Can Now Access Camera Feeds on the Television with X1 Voice Remote

Control4 Announces Worldwide Expansion of Technical Training Facilities

New and expanded facilities significantly increase training capacity for Control4 certified technicians in Australia, China, Germany, and the United States.

ZeeVee Signs Leteng as Distributor in Norway

ZeeVee, Inc. (Zv) a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology, announced today that it has added Leteng as a distributor of both its AV over IP and AV over RF solutions in Norway.

J.L. Anthony Debuts Svelte - First-Ever Luxe Line of All-Inclusive Motorized Drapery Rods

J.L. Anthony's Svelte line is the first to marry precision-engineered drapery tracks with motor-ready hardware inside slimmer, more contemporary styles of designer drapery rods. The design and admin time savings also allow designers and architects to focus on #HomeAutomation as part of the luxury design aesthetic, not just a use of utilitarian hardware.

Wink will add Uber, Fitbit, and IFTTT to its smart home controller

Business Insider:  Wink’s smart home controller, known as the Relay, received an update that integrates services from Uber and Fitbit, as well as the capability to communicate with other devices over the If This Then That (IFTTT) protocol, reports PC Mag. The Relay is a touchscreen device installed on the wall that controls smart home devices connected by Wink. The update will allow users to see how many steps they have taken that day by tapping into their Fitbit data, and allow users to order Uber rides through their controller. Integrating the IFTTT communication protocol will allow the Wink Relay to send one-time commands to other smart home devices that support the protocol. Users can create specific "recipes" with the protocol to automate specific tasks.   Cont'd...

Crestron Opens New Design Showroom in South Florida

Located in the renowned Design Center of the Americas, latest Design Showroom provides real-life environment in which visitors can interact with Crestron technology

Smart Home Products: Only 30% Of Consumers Even Know Where To Get Them

Chuck Martin for IOT Daily:  Some serious marketing dollars may have to be spent just to get consumers aware of smart home products and how to go about getting one. Most consumers don’t know where to turn to buy smart home products or services, that is, if they even know about them. The reality is that smart home devices are relatively new and not likely to be on the average person’s radar until they need or want a particular new or replacement device for their home. And when someone decides they want a so-called smart home device, many don’t know where to turn at that point, based on a new study. Fewer than a third (30%) of households are familiar with where to buy smart home products or services, according the study by Parks Associate And of those, fewer than half (40%) prefer to buy the smart products at retail outlets, particularly home improvement stores. But there still is a gap between stores selling smart products and consumers acquiring them.  Cont'd...

Parks Associates: 41% of future caregivers are very interested in connected health apps for managing medications

AARP, GreatCall, Lumiata, Humetrix, and Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence® to discuss consumer adoption trends and successful business models at Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

ELAN Helps To Seamlessly Unify Indoor and Outdoor Space in Contemporary Santa Barbara Home

Creating indoor and outdoor unity in a small space was not without its challenges.

SMARTRG's SMART/OS™ Enables Seamless Connectivity between Ultra-Broadband Services and the Connected Home

SMARTRG's new operating system leverages open, scalable vCPE devices and innovative Wi-Fi solutions

Autonomic Unveils New Features including Integration with iHeartRadio as part of Mirage OS Firmware Version 5.3

Integrators can now deliver free access to even more premium content as well as an array of enhanced functionality for best-in-class MMS and MAS home entertainment products

Two New D-Link HD Wi-Fi Cameras Offer Advanced Features at Affordable Prices

mydlink® Wi-Fi Cameras Offer HD Surveillance and Auto Recording for a Low Cost Home Security Solution

Parks Associates: More than 25% of U.S. smartphone owners use payment apps at least once a month

Research firm finds retailer-specific apps more commonly used than both Apple Pay and Android Pay

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