01. July 2017 · Comments Off on Cleantech Venture Capital: Home Sensors, Energy Islands, and Condo EV Charging · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Much of the technology pushing utilities to adopt two-way, interconnected management of their grids is coming from beyond the meter. While energy savings are the main driver for consumer adoption of distributed technologies, they’re not the only reason people make the choice.  Take the internet-of-things space, where companies are raising hundreds of millions of dollars to build out an infrastructure for managing a world populated by “smart” parking meters, dishwashers, televisions, webcams, doorknobs, and

Source: Cleantech Venture Capital: Home Sensors, Energy Islands, and Condo EV Charging | Greentech Media

21. June 2016 · Comments Off on How Google Home and Amazon Echo will convince people smart homes aren’t useless · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Google and Amazon’s entrance into the Internet of Things (IoT) industry will help sell the concept of a ‘smart home’, according to major tech players.The launch of smart home assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo proves that the technology is rapidly approaching maturity, but the public has been noticeably slow to jump on board the connected bandwagon.However, Bosch, a company that has been very active in IoT, believes that these kind of products with wide consumer appeal will also benefit other manufacturers of smart home technology.

Source: How Google Home and Amazon Echo will convince people smart homes aren’t useless | IT PRO

30. April 2016 · Comments Off on How-To Make “Smart” Homes Simple · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Smart home technology is a consumer category that is rapidly growing as more products are produced and more homeowners build their systems. There are so many options now that having a smart home can get really, really complicated. The truth is, you don’t have to be an advanced nerd or tech geek like me to have a simple, working home automation system. There are a few directions you can go, but either one of them, when do right, can keep things simple.

Source: How-To Make “Smart” Homes Simple | House-O-Matic

22. April 2016 · Comments Off on 9 Ways to Make Your Smart Home More Secure · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Security is set to become the hot button issue in the smart home this year, as more connected devices come online and more hackers attempt to infiltrate corporate and consumer networks through connected gadgets. The FBI even issued a warning about connected home products.The concerns about security and the smart home are well-founded. Several devices from connected cameras to smart home hubs have been hacked. Even light bulbs aren’t immune.

Source: 9 Ways to Make Your Smart Home More Secure | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

28. March 2016 · Comments Off on Is Amazon Echo the next enterprise IoT platform?  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Amazon Echo has become of the most popular technologies in the consumer market and is starting to transform the enterprise as well. Its rich platform capabilities and ecosystem, makes Amazon Echo one of the most disruptive technologies in the next wave of enterprise IoT solutions.

Source: Is Amazon Echo the next enterprise IoT platform? | CIO