02. July 2017 · Comments Off on Amazon Alexa: Smart Home Skill Gives Cameras Voice Commands · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant is getting more capable around the house.The retail giant said Thursday that it built a new developer tool that will let companies specializing in home automation technology integrate Alexa into their products.Now, businesses that use Amazon’s new API—the software that links together Alexa to their respective products—can create new “skills” that can imbue their technologies with voice-activated controls. Amazon refers to the apps that coders can build for Alexa as skills.

Source: Amazon Alexa: Smart Home Skill Gives Cameras Voice Commands | Fortune.com

29. June 2017 · Comments Off on Home Automation Market: Global Home Automation Size & Trends Worth $21.0 Billion by 2020 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Home Automation Market (Luxury, Mainstream, DIY (Do It Yourself) and Managed) by Networking Technology (Wired, Power-line, Computing Network and Wireless) for Lighting, Safety and Security, HVAC, Entertainment and Other (Robotics and Heath care) Applications – Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2014 – 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.

Source: Home Automation Market: Global Home Automation Size & Trends Worth $21.0 Billion by 2020 – Press Release – Digital Journal

11. September 2016 · Comments Off on Future of the company in jeopardy: smart things defends its trademark rights against Samsung · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

smart things solutions GmbH, in Wessling near Munich, is defending its “smart things” brand against Samsung Electronics GmbH in a trademark dispute. The products from the smart things brand are used globally for home automation solutions based on the Apple iPad, among others. As Samsung Electronics registered the “Samsung SmartThings” brand for the EU at a later time and this has led to confusion, smart things filed an injunction against Samsung Deutschland. The hearing is scheduled for 10 November 2016 before the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Germany.

Source: Future of the company in jeopardy: smart things defends its trademark rights against Samsung – Press Release – Digital Journal

05. September 2016 · Comments Off on 5 Reasons Having a Smart Home Makes Your Life Better · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The term “HOME AUTOMATION” used to be reserved for two very specific types of homeowners: You were either filthy rich or loved to tinker. However, home automation has come a long way, baby. Today, there are solutions available almost everywhere, making it easy to turn just about any home into a “smart” home. Do you really need it, though? Absolutely! You probably wouldn’t dream of living without a TV, a smartphone, and/or a computer. Today’s electronics have made our lives easier—and a lot more fun. Howev

Source: 5 Reasons Having a Smart Home Makes Your Life Better – Electronic House

26. August 2016 · Comments Off on Home Automation: A Growth Area For The Security Industry? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It’s become a hot topic lately, but what are the real prospects for the smart home and home automation market? More specifically, what role can the security industry play in what is seen as a growth area?Earlier this year, IFSEC International in London saw the launch of a new home automation zone featuring a replica smart home, showcasing a range of interconnected devices such as intruder alarms, CCTV, biometric readers, door entry solutions and locks, as well as wireless control of blinds, lighting and heating, and 4K video and audio distribution.

Source: Home automation market limits and opportunities | Security News – SourceSecurity.com US Edition