06. December 2015 · Comments Off on Samsung SmartThings Hub 2.0: The Internet Of Things To Monitor And Control Home Appliances And Devices  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Samsung Group launched this year the SmartThings Hub 2.0 to monitor and control home appliances and devices in an Internet of Things setup.Most of today’s tech products are geared towards IoT and the growth of the numbers keeps soaring so it is becoming a crowded space, said CNET. The South Korean conglomerate has a product line called SmartThings, such as, outlets, security, water sensors and more.

Source: Samsung SmartThings Hub 2.0: The Internet Of Things To Monitor And Control Home Appliances And Devices : Trending News : KDramaStars

02. November 2015 · Comments Off on ‘Your basement is flooding!’ (says text alert from sensor) · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Not every home-automation device, sexed up, looks as desirable as a smart thermostat. A Wi-Fi-connected water sensor, however it’s dressed, is still a lowly water sensor serving daily sentry over a washing machine, water heater or flood-prone basement.It’s not glamorous work, but an efficient water sensor can save thousands in potential damages. D-Link’s Wi-Fi Water Sensor (Model DCH-S160, $59.99), a new addition to the mydlink smart-home lineup, is a basic monitor that, connected to a home network, sends a smartphone alert when it detects water.

Source: ‘Your basement is flooding!’ (says text alert from sensor) – Chicago Tribune

02. October 2015 · Comments Off on Welcome to your Smart home: Custom control — anywhere, anytime · Categories: News · Tags: ,

We’re at one of those quantum leap moments — the kind that transport us from the lives we’re living to a new and better world, like when we started driving cars or using the Internet. Today, the next quantum leap is making your home smarter, giving you the power to monitor, control, secure and customise your living space with a touch of your smartphone. Soon, it’ll be hard to imagine life any other way .

Source: Welcome to your Smart home: Custom control — anywhere, anytime

30. September 2015 · Comments Off on Lowe’s smartens Iris strategy · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Lowe’s Companies Inc. is trying to make its Iris smart home solution more accessible. The home improvement retailer is the newest participant member of the ZigBee Alliance. Launched in July 2012, Iris by Lowe’s is a smart home solution created to monitor and control virtually everything in the home anytime, anywhere. Lowe’s is the most recent of 450 members currently working to develop and promote ZigBee Internet of Things (IoT) standards.

Source: Lowe’s smartens Iris strategy | Chain Store Age

14. September 2015 · Comments Off on AT&T Leads ‘Internet Of Things’ Industry · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

AT&T has spent the past few years capitalizing on innovations that focus on the IoT or the Internet of Things. Now that it has succeeded, it prides itself of about 23 million various devices that are now connected to its network — from toothbrush to wheelchairs and automobiles. Famous research firm Gartner believes that the number will blow up to 25 billion in year 2020.On Wednesday, Sept. 9, AT&T and Permobil informed the public of a wirelessly connected wheelchair as another proof of the success. Thanks to the AT&T Foundry innovation centre as well as its designers and engineers. The wheelchair’s wireless location technology can monitor the location of the wheelchair. Its accelerometer can detect the position of the wheelchair, or when it has been turned on the side, according to AT&T executives.

Source: AT&T Leads ‘Internet Of Things’ Industry