Android inventor's Echo competitor will choreograph your home

Andrew Gebhart for CNet: Essential Home -- a countertop smart speaker that has a lot in common with the Amazon Echo and the Google Home.

Global Home Automation Market will reach USD 21.0 Billion by 2020

According to the report, global home automation market was valued at around USD 5.0 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach USD 21.0 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of around 25% between 2015 and 2020.

30,000 Reasons to Improve Home Electrical Safety

Electricity is one of the greatest inventions in the modern world and makes life easier for everyone. But we often take electricity for granted and forget to respect the potential dangers associated with electrical use in our homes.

Build and program your own smart home system

Android Authority: Ryan and Sam Kroonenburg have put together a beginner and an advanced learning kit to making this a reality.

Indianapolis 500 hosts '5G' smart home

Sean Kinney for RCR Wireless: The pre-standard 5G demo involves Verizon, Ericsson and Intel.

How New Home Automation Systems Are Disrupting The Security Business

However, in recent years, emerging companies that use innovative technology have invaded the home security industry.

Home Monitors Are Getting Smarter (and Creepier)

Rachel Metz for MIT Technology Review: Startup Lighthouse's home assistant-slash-monitor can tell you who's in your house, and what they're doing.

The Architect's Guide to Home Automation

We can only hope that the industry as a whole can understand the importance of the Systems Integrator and the role they MUST play in today's technology filled buildings.

Your Old Smartphone has Found a Second Life as a Security Camera

The next time you are thinking of throwing away that old, well-used phone, think again! It might actually save your home from an attack.

Lowe's Launches Professional Monitoring Service For Iris

Lowe's Companies, Inc. today announced the release of a professional monitoring service for the all-inclusive, market-leading price of $14.95 per month for its Iris smart home security system. The new professional monitoring service gives residential customers the ability to have emergency responders dispatched to their homes in the event of a security, smoke, carbon monoxide or panic alarm with no long-term contract required.

Parks Associates: More Than 100 Million U.S. Households Do Not Have a Smart Home Device

VCs and Investors to address IoT investment and growth opportunities at 21st-annual CONNECTIONS Conference, May 23-25 in San Francisco

Best Buy Partners with Vivint Smart Home to Launch Leading-Edge Smart Home Service

Best Buy and Vivint Smart Home are partnering to give customers an easy way to automate and manage their homes. With a nationwide rollout beginning this summer, Best Buy customers will be able to visit one of more than 400 stores to interact with Vivint products.

FST Biometrics - A Fusion of Visual Identification Technologies

The list of potential applications is virtually endless and can range from unlocking and operating your car without a key, to gaining access to airport lounges as a member of a frequent flyer club with no physical membership card or ID needed, to gaining access to a smart home with no key and triggering IoT functions in the home upon entry.

Comcast's business services revenue surges in Q1;

Larry Dignan for Between the Lines: Comcast's business services revenue surges in Q1; Home automation, security shows promise. The cable and media giant is diversifying via small businesses and smart home businesses.

Smart business models for the connected home

Nick Ismail for Information Age: The era of the smart, connected home is here, and this technological trend will likely define business models for years to come

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