Modern Residential Lighting Control

With all things going wireless these days, the next logical step in retrofitting controls would seem to be adding wireless switches. In many cases where the distance is short and the walls are hollow, wireless devices can work well. However as distance between devices increase, reliability tends to decrease.

A new "Home" app from Apple could make smart homes easier for users.

By Adriana Lee for ReadWrite:  Since Apple announced its HomeKit smart home initiative last year, it's been mostly quiet about just how iPhones and other Apple gadgets will wrangle those connected devices. Now, however, the company may have a fancy new app in the works—complete with virtual rooms, a clever and apparently easy-to-grasp metaphor for running a smart home.   Apple’s approach, according to a 9to5Mac report, will be to launch a new "Home" app for controlling smart-home gadgets—think smart locks, sensors, garage openers, thermostats, lights, security cameras and other connected appliances. The Home app will sort gadgets by function and location into a visual arrangements of virtual rooms   The goal is to simplify the otherwise bewildering task of finding, adding and controlling smart devices and appliances from Apple and other companies.

AVAD Adds Ring Video Doorbell to Lineup

Allows Consumers to See Who's There From Anywhere

HomeSeer Ships New Z-Wave Plus Certified Home Controller

HomeSeer's new HomeTroller Zee S2 represents a significant upgrade of the company's popular Zee controller, first introduced in 2013. The new Zee S2 offers better performance, includes built-in Z-Wave Plus support and it works with a much larger selection of products and technologies.

Savant Announces Availability On Apple Watch

The Savant App On Apple Watch Makes It Easier Than Ever To Access Your Home From Anywhere

Vivint Introduces Wi-Fi Enabled Doorbell Camera into Its Smart Home Platform

Vivint Customers Can Now Be at Their Front Door from Anywhere

Audio Analytic expands to accelerate growth in smart home market

Sound recognition pioneer announces new hires, patents and technology advances

iSmartAlarm DIY Home Security Systems and Devices Now Available in Best Buy Stores Nationwide

Smart home security and HD home video cameras with free video storage, no monthly fees and no contracts, now available at Best Buy stores

Smart City Building with Huawei

CommunicAsia2015 Summit speaker and exhibitor Huawei shares how innovation and technology are driving the Smart City reality

iBaby Labs Scores Two Prestigious Awards & Becomes First Top Seller on Apple.com Connected Home Category

iBaby Labs, Inc., a Silicon Valley based company, specializing in family care wireless monitoring devices and smart lifestyle products announced that they received two prestigious awards. iBaby Monitor M6 was selected by National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) as Gold award winner and been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by Mom's Choice Award.

Indiegogo - Oomi Smart Home Soars Beyond its Goal and Raises over $1 Million in 22 Days

Oomi and its innovative approach to the smart home continues to gain traction through the current Indiegogo campaign, adding two new accessories along the way.

GE Appliances' FirstBuild Brings Latest Co-Created Products to Maker Faire Bay Area 2015

Preview the Opal Nugget Ice Maker and New ChillHub Smart Refrigerator

Turn Your Smartphone into a Universal Remote that also Streams Pictures and Videos to Your Smart TV

Take command of your connected home with SURE for Android - control your TV, stream pictures, videos, and music, and lots more using your smartphone

ADT Announces Bold Vision to Lead Next Generation of Security and Automation Market

The ADT Corporation unveiled a series of innovative partnerships and new product and platform enhancements aimed at delivering advanced solutions to its residential and business customer base.   Driven by President and Chief Executive Officer Naren Gursahaney’s mission to “put the customer at the center of everything we do” and “secure the connected world,” these announcements include: A new alliance with global consumer electronics leader LG Electronics to deliver a groundbreaking “All-In-One” smart security product, coupled with ADT security services; and a partnership with Nest to integrate its acclaimed Nest Learning Thermostat into ADT’s Pulse® ecosystem. Both are made possible through ADT’s ongoing investments in its technology and innovation platforms.   As broadband adoption continues to grow, there is a greater push for leveraging home automation within both the consumer and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) segments. ADT’s market leadership in home and business security makes it an attractive and highly sought-after partner for a broad range of leading technology companies. With innovative new user experiences driven by its platform, ADT can now address traditional monitored security, while also adding new smart security solutions for residential and business customers - empowering users to be in greater control of that which they value most.

HGI to highlight building blocks for unified and collaborative Smart Home at DECT World 2015

Workshop on the future of HDVoice, CAT-iq and ULE sensors will also be held in partnership with DECT Forum

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