Security Top of Mind for Consumers Interested in Home Automation, New CEA Study Finds

More than 62 percent of online consumers interested in learning more about home automation cited security as their primary purchase motivation, according to new research by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Consumer Perspective on Home Automation, released today, found that almost half (49 percent) of consumers are familiar with home automation systems that allow them to remotely monitor and control one or more technology system in their homes. "There is room for industry growth, with just 1.7 million households indicating they currently have a home automation system installed in their residence," said Rhonda Daniel, CEA's manger, market research, "The more consumers know about home automation, the more likely they are to adopt the technology in their homes. Our industry must work together to develop clear product descriptions and educate consumers about what these technologies can do in order to increase adoption of these systems." Research indicates that features focused on safety and security should be the building blocks of home automation packages offered by the industry. Consumers expressed interest in capabilities that would allow them to remotely monitor and control one or more systems in their homes. More than half of consumers said they are interested in the following features: receiving alerts if smoke detectors go off (59 percent); receiving alerts if someone enters or exits the home (55 percent); remotely seeing someone at the front door (58 percent); and being able to adjust the lights while away (52 percent).

Security Top of Mind for Consumers Interested in Home Automation, New CEA Study Finds

More than 62 percent of online consumers interested in learning more about home automation cited security as their primary purchase motivation, according to new research by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®.

Christie Technology Weaves a Magical Holographic Image of Tribal Storytelling at Tillicum Village

Christie HD10K-M Projectors, Christie AutoStack and Christie Twist Capturing Native American Tradition on Stage

Scala, Telecine & Bloomberg Bring Home a "Reggie"

Scala and its partners were recognized for Digital Signage excellence at the Daily DOOH Gala Awards.

Armodilo™ to Showcase its iPad Kiosks at Digital Signage Expo 2013

Armodilo Display Solutions is excited to be showcasing its iPad Kiosk / Tablet Display Stands at DSE 2012 - The world's largest international trade show dedicated to digital signage, and interactive technology

Ruggedized IP68 Cables Added to L-com's Ethernet Cabling Lineup

L-com has released a wide range of IP68 rated waterproof ruggedized Ethernet cable assemblies for military and harsh environment applications. There are now eight new product lines, each in several off-the-shelf lengths along with custom manufacturing capabilities.

Dune HD Wins Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Award for Top Universal Media Player

Dune HD Max recognized as Best Media Player for its File, Disc and Streaming Content Support, Customizable Interface and High-Quality Performance.

Interlink Electronics Introduces "Out of the Box" Sensor Solutions for Next-Generation Products

New Hardware Development Kits that offer out of the box sensor technologies solutions

UltraViolet™ to Deliver Room Shaking Surround Sound Powered By DTS

Studios Now Able to Deliver Content in Immersive DTS Surround Sound on UltraViolet Platform

Fortemedia Announces World's Leading Voice Processing Solution for Reliable Voice Recognition Targeting "Hands-free" Mode in Smartphones

FM36-600 solution dramatically reduces voice noise and provides major reliability improvements for voice recognition and clear talking

BuQu Tech Introduces Magnetyze™ Extended Battery Magnetic Charging System, Doubling Smartphone Runtime

Protective Case with Battery Pack Boosts iPhone 4/4S Battery Life by Up to 40 Hours

Long Island Business Puts Sound Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

Invisible speakers available through Oakwood may be "hidden" within an image.

THE WEATHER FORECAST IS ALL CLEAR FOR ELAN g! AT ISE 2013 WITH DEBUT OF NEW g!6.2 SOFTWARE UPDATE

The industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of the world's most sophisticated, easy-to-install and update entertainment and control system introduces new international weather functionality tied to specific automation triggers based on local forecasts.----- New international driver support also debuts for Rako Lighting, Cool Master and Clypsal Lighting, among others - adding on to its full compliance with KNX.

Meyer Sound LEO to Power the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Dec 11

The event will be broadcast to more than 100 countries worldwide.

Revolabs Selects VITEC Distribution GmbH and POLYFON Distribution AG as New Distributors of Revolabs

Revolabs Inc. today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with VITEC Distribution GmbH, parent company to POLYFON Distribution AG.

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GreenPeak's GP565 - ZigBee for smart Remote Controls

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