Megan Wollerton for CNet: Amazon is ready to launch whole-home audio for its Alexa speakers, one report claims.
This fully automated 10-seat theater with starlit ceiling provides the ultimate home cinema experience, with simple control of every component through the ELAN system.
John Baichtal for Hackaday: This Moonraker-esque notion of home automation turned out to be something of a red herring, because home automation stopped being pretty forever ago; eventually it became available to everyone with a WiFi router in the form of Amazon Echo and Google Nest.
Case Study: Chesapeake Systems Service Opens ELAN-Controlled Experience Center for Builders, Architects & Designers
All integrated tech was designed to be "invisible," with a television tucked behind motorized wall art, and blended in-ceiling speakers.
Chaim Gartenberg for The Verge: Between his previous experience developing webOS for TVs, his time at Pebble, and his work at Essential, Damir's hire makes sense for Google, especially as the company begins to build out more visual user experience interactions with Home.
Integrating the home security system with the existing home automation, and with cloud technology, vastly changes what can be done with security. The cloud can store and send video and pictures to various locations, and therefore allow more people see what is going on.
The interactive experiences are exciting, immersive and instructional. Students get to drive a race car, tagging correct answers as they go. They also are in the center of a cylindrical word search that is answered using their eyes as they drag the cursor across the correctly found words.
Research firm's Smart Home Tracker reveals annual sales revenue for smart door locks will exceed $357 million in 2021
One of the biggest challenges for home automation is cutting through the noise of "smart devices" and IoT to find the products that deliver the performance and durability a true smart home requires. Not every device available on the market is made to meet the demand of day-in and day-out use.
With support from Gefen and Furman solutions, an ELAN system helps to create cohesion throughout the four-floor, 23,000-square foot venue.
Thuy Ong for The Verge: Struggling smart home platform Wink has been acquired by lifestyle and technology company, i.am+, the company owned by musician and hit and miss (but mostly miss) tech entrepreneur will.i.am.
Peter Newman for Business Insider: Over 70 companies in smart home automation have made their devices compatible with Google's smart home assistant.
This custom interactive wayfinding solution is ideal for the government agency building's guests and employees as it allows the agency to make directional changes and updates at any time, with no additional cost.
Mike Hanlon for New Atlas: Swidget is a modular electrical outlet designed to turn any home into a smarthome using existing wiring, replacing a traditional electricity outlet with an outlet capable of using "snap in" inserts.
To help ease some of the stress of picking out the right smart security device, here's some of the more common ones and some advantages and disadvantages to help buyers decide if they're worth the price on the tag.
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As flat panels themselves become increasingly slimmer, customers are looking for even more ways to get these mounted TVs and monitors as flush with the wall as possible. The Video Mount Products IWB-1B is an in wall box that allows up to a 32-inch flat panel to fully collapse into a wall. It installs easily between two 16-inch on center wooden studs, has integrated cable and electrical knockouts, and a high load capacity. The IWB-1B works with the LCD-1B and LCD-2537B mounts. The IWB-1 is yet another option for discerning installers and customers who demand both aesthetic appeal as well as the famed VMP reliability. Whether in the office, commercial install, home, or any other application where a low-profile wall mounted flat panel option is desired, the VMP IWB-1B is the answer.