Home Automation

Your Boss ALWAYS Notices These Things About You – POPSUGAR

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

No matter what field you’re in — health, engineering, media, education, design, etc. — you (most likely) answer to a higher-up, and FYI, said higher-up is evaluating you daily. And not just your work. Your boss notices a range of things about you, because her job is, well, to keep an eye on you. Whether you like it or not, here are the things she’s observing regularly. Pro tip: Work…

WinBeta Podcast 18: Windows 10, Lumia 940 XL rumors, smart homes, and more – WinBeta

Monday, June 08, 2015

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Gay Pride Events in June – POPSUGAR

Monday, June 08, 2015

We’re excited that it’s June for a lot of reasons — sunshine, lying poolside (wearing sunscreen, of course), maxi dresses, fresh fruit — but dazzling pride events is a big one that tops the list, which is why we’re rounding up all of the best ones to attend. Have a blast while advocating for gay rights; you’re not gonna want to miss these!

Can You Really Earn 33x Multiples on Home Automation Accounts from Renters? – CEPro

Saturday, June 06, 2015

In the security valuation game, consistency of equipment is vital to maximizing the potential multiples you can earn on your monitored accounts. Indeed, most dealer and funding programs have an authorized list of equipment they will support. They will finance or fund accounts dealers get signed, but only if it is on an approved list of equipment. This allows the company buying the contract to have a more unified base…

Apple’s Home Automation Framework, HomeKit, Introduces First 5 Accessories – Times Gazette

Friday, June 05, 2015

If I may refresh your memory, Apple introduced a home automation framework that makes iOS connect with your other household accessories at last year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. This framework is called HomeKit. If that refreshes your memory or at least accouters you with HomeKit, then let’s move on. We have heard rumors and gotten sneak peeks of household devices that are compatible with HomeKit in the last 6 months or…

​Spark New Zealand enters smart living market – ZDNet

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Spark New Zealand has announced its entry into the smart living market with the beta launch of its latest product, Morepork. Designed to allow customers to control and monitor their homes remotely from their smartphones, Morepork is the latest product and the first security solution from Spark Ventures, Spark New Zealand’s innovation and incubator business unit. Spark Ventures CEO Rod Snodgrass told ZDNet that the potential in the security market…

First Apple HomeKit accessories for smart homes on sale now – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Hot on the heels of confirmation from Apple that the first HomeKit-enabled accessories would go on sale in June, a number of Apple HomeKit partners yesterday announced the availability of their HomeKit-enabled products. (via 9to5Mac) HomeKit, Apple’s home automation platform the company first introduced at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in 2014, provides manufacturers of home automation accessories with a standardized framework through which devices can interact with each…

Home Automation Market is Expected to Reach USD 21.67 billion in 2020 – CSO Australia (blog)

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Home Automation Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020,” global home automation market was valued at USD 4.41 billion in 2013, growing at a CAGR of 26.3% from 2014 to 2020 to account for USD 21.67 billion in 2020. The home automation market is primarily driven by growing need for effective solutions…

ARM, TSMC to Roll 55nm IoT Chips for Smart Homes – EE Times

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

TAIPEI — ARM and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) today (June 1) announced their development of an IoT subsystem for ARM Cortex-M processors that they expect will simplify design of chips used in devices for smart homes and smart cities. The individually licensable subsystem IP block, together with ARM’s Cortex-M processor and Cordio radio IP, is the basis for IoT chip designs allowing the integration of sensors and other…

The U.S. Market for Home Automation and Security Technologies – PR Newswire (press release)

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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CE Pro 100 Top 5 Home Automation Brands: Control4 is #1 For First Time – CEPro

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL) is now the top home automation provider for CE Pro 100 dealers – the nation’s largest designers and installers of smart-home systems, including audio, video, lighting controls, whole-house controls, security systems, motorized shades and other electronic devices. Released today, the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis (covering the 2014 calendar year) indicates 63% of leading home systems integrators use Control4 for automation, compared to 61% who use…

Lutron Caseta First with HomeKit Home Automation Hardware – CEPro

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

“Hey Siri… Turn the lights off and put down the shades.” Lutron Electronics continues to forge ahead with a tight relationship with Apple interfaces for its lighting and shade controls. The company, having already enabled the Apple Watch as an interface, has now announced that the Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge home automation gateway supports Apple’s HomeKit.  The big news from this integration is that with the HomeKit-enabled Smart Bridge, homeowners…

CE Pro 100 Analysis: Top 5 Home Automation Systems Among Biggest Home … – CEPro

Monday, June 01, 2015

Control4 (Nasdaq: CTRL) is now the top home automation provider for CE Pro 100 dealers – the nation’s largest designers and installers of smart-home systems, including audio, video, lighting controls, whole-house controls, security systems, motorized shades and other electronic devices. Released today, the 2015 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis (covering the 2014 calendar year) indicates 63% of leading home systems integrators use Control4 for automation, compared to 61% who use…

Ikanos IoT Platform Enables Wide-Scale Deployment of Home Automation … – MarketWatch

Monday, June 01, 2015

FREMONT, CA, Jun 01, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Ikanos Communications, Inc. IKAN, -1.89% a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the connected home, today announced Ikanos Fusion(TM) Smart Home Control (SHC), a new software platform designed to…

5 Ways Google’s Brillo OS Will Transform Home Automation – CRN

Monday, June 01, 2015

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ABB launches home automation system – Hindu Business Line

Sunday, May 31, 2015

ABB India has launched free@home, the intelligent home automation system. The easy-to-install solution brings together the controls of lighting, temperature control, blinds and security of the entire household on a single interface – smartphone, tablet or computer. “The plug and play free@home solution is intuitive and flexible for adaption by end user. The system can continuously adapt to changing requirements, thus ensuring security for the future,” said Raimondo Salandra, President…

5 Ways Google’s Brillo OS Will Transform Home Automation – CRN

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Featured IN End-Of-Support: Migrating From Windows Server 2003 To Windows Server 2012 The Windows Server 2003 end-of-support deadline is rapidly approaching, bringing with it ample opportunities for solution providers to upgrade their customers.  

Apple Watch home automation – Superyacht News – The Superyacht Report

Sunday, May 31, 2015

31 May 2015 By Rory Jackson Comments With the Internet of Things around the corner and smart technology going from strength to strength, the expectation of practical automation has also continued to increase. Crestron, a manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, has launched a new application that allows you to control your marine domotics from the…

Southern Co. goes all in on solar, storage, smart homes – Environment & Energy Publishing

Sunday, May 31, 2015

PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Southern Co. Chief Executive Officer Tom Fanning made it clear at the company’s annual meeting yesterday that Georgia Power customers will soon be able to go directly to the utility and get solar panels to put on their roof. “Starting July 1, we will now offer distributed generation rooftop solar in Georgia,” Fanning said. Fanning is making good on his word that Atlanta-based Southern is trying…