10. July 2017 · Comments Off on You talkin’ to me? Home automation with Amazon · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Ever get the feeling you are being listened in on? I’m referring to home automation and devices like Amazon’s Alexa technology. Amazon’s platform has multiple home automation devices that can play music, offer up entertainment, local weather forecasts, news and much more when given voice commands. The devices are known as Echo products and can also be controlled by a cell phone, tablet, or another Internet-connected device.

Source: You talkin’ to me? Home automation with Amazon | Technicalities | Colorado Springs Independent

09. July 2017 · Comments Off on Evolving Industry Trends : ZigBee Home Automation Market Tremendously Expand at a CAGR of 26% by 2020 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

ZigBee-enabled devices in home automation is gaining a lot of traction with high growth rates in application segments like smart lighting, media, and security. Vendors like Midea Group, a manufacturer of electrical appliances, have joined ZigBee Alliance, in view of the potential of the market. Low power sensors consume less power and allow device to get connected, which have substantial growth opportunities in smart home automation. Protocols like ZigBee and Thread are the most prominent in the market. The market for smart home automation is growing at a slow rate. As a result, vendors like GreenPeak are trying to increase awareness about the market and developing solutions, which facilitate both protocols. The company’s GP712, a small footprint 24 pin quad flat no-lead (QFN) package (radio chip), facilitates both ZigBee and Thread technologies to support the increasing demand for smart home automation in devices like STBs and gateways.

Source: Evolving Industry Trends : ZigBee Home Automation Market Tremendously Expand at a CAGR of 26% by 2020 – openPR

08. July 2017 · Comments Off on Gennova Home Automation Solution Is Compatible With Siri, Amazon Echo And Others · Categories: News · Tags:

If you are having problems deciding which home automation assistant to choose, or would not like to be restricted by one specific platform from Google, Apple or Amazon. You may be interested in a new personal assistant and home automation solution which has been created by Geeklink called Gennova.

Source: Gennova Home Automation Solution Is Compatible With Siri, Amazon Echo And Others (video) – Geeky Gadgets

03. July 2017 · Comments Off on Home security companies fight to be the gateway drug for smart homes · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Home security is getting interesting. At the high end, there is a battle between service providers such as ADT, Honeywell and Alarm.com to roll out new services and connected offerings that cost less and provide more home automation. This involves partnerships with startups and legal battles galore.

Source: Home security companies fight to be the gateway drug for smart homes | Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis

02. July 2017 · Comments Off on Voice Control: Securely Automating the Home of the Future · Categories: News · Tags: ,

What the smartphone did for home automation ten years ago, making it more understandable and accessible to consumers, is now happening with voice control. None of us are born with keyboards or touchscreens for hands, but most of us already yell at or speak to our devices – now they can actually respond.

Source: Voice Control: Securely Automating the Home of the Future