Home Automation: The Key to Reducing Home Energy Costs

Investing in smart devices for your home can save you quite a bit on your home energy costs, and that is worth every penny that you put into automating your home.

At Arizona Luxury Condo Complex, ELAN Control of Community Areas Entices Residents to Upgrade Their Condos

This project was a welcome upgrade to the residents, who appreciate every effort to simplify their lives and make technology work for them, rather than against them.

What Are Robots Doing at Schools?

With the help of telepresence robots, teachers can teach a lesson from anywhere. The robots are in classrooms. Their cameras and sensors are the eyes and ears of the teacher.

Energy-efficient Home Controls Lighting and Solar With a High-tech Twist

The house is so efficient in its use of electrical power, there's plenty left over to share with the home's several substantial entertainment systems, including the Control4 equipment that feeds audio and video to speakers and TVs throughout the property, and a home theater

Southern California Edison Proposes $760 Million Charge Ready 2 Program

Plan supports SCE's clean energy vision of 7 million electric cars on state highways by 2030. In the second phase, SCE wants to make a more concerted effort to increase the number of chargers available in apartment and condominium complexes.

Zero Net Energy Home Construction Increases 75% From 2016 to 2017

New industry report examines energy-efficiency investments by builders. California currently represents one-half of all net zero energy homes built in the U.S. The state has bold goals for all residential new construction to achieve ZNE by 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Smart Home Technology

Nearly everything in your home can be controlled remotely thanks to the power of the internet. All you need is a smart speaker or a mobile device.

CEDIA Announces 2018 Home Technology Professional Awards Finalists

CEDIA® is pleased to announce the 2018 finalists for the Home Technology Professional Awards competition. The CEDIA Awards honour the top projects completed by home technology professional members in the past year.

The Harbor Plus Smart Battery

What makes this battery "smart" is the adaptability of the battery to cater to the needs of the individual homeowner, the complexities of the grid, and the unpredictably of energy access.

Customizing the Smart Home: Putting the Power Into the Homeowner's Hands

Homeowners have been forced to choose between the autonomy provided by standalone smart devices on the one hand, and the robustness, sophistication, and extensive device support of professional automation systems on the other.

The Top Ten Autonomous Delivery Solutions of 2018

The high-costs and inefficiency of last-mile delivery make it prime real estate for automation, with the autonomous delivery market looking poised for exponential growth in the coming years.

Samsung SDI Targets EU Market with New Residential ESS Module

Samsung SDI attracted attention with its 'high-voltage residential ESS battery module' that features superior energy conversion efficiency by high voltage compared to the conventional residential ESS modules.

Vivint Smart Home Works With Google to Give Voice Control to All New Vivint Customers

The collaboration builds on Vivint's integration with the Google Assistant, which makes it easy to control lighting, locks, thermostats, garage doors and security features in a Vivint smart home.

Is it Influence or Manipulation? A Case for an Internet Code of Conduct

So, a connected world is a better world, right? This question is very much on-trend, especially in light of recent security and privacy breaches. Time to really give this question a second thought.

6 Smart Home Upgrades to Install During Your Remodel

Whether you're hiring a contractor or renovating your home yourself, the opportunity to update your home's technology shouldn't be missed. You'll save on installation time, and the potential increase in your home's value may offset many of the costs associated.

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