07. January 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Co-CEO of Samsung, B.K. Yoon, recently advocated for an open, industry-wide “Internet of things” push, which revealed that Samsung plans to build in connected device capabilities across its entire product line within the next five years. The South Korean electronics giant seems to be betting big on the initiative which looks to create a virtual Continue reading →

Following in the footsteps of other large telecommunications providers to enter the home security and automation market, U.S. Cellular recently announced that it is launching its’ own “self-installed” solution called the OnLook Digital System. According to a statement, OnLook, which is available for purchase within the company’s Iowa and Tulsa, Okla., markets, can be managed Continue reading →

31. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

The nebulous idea of a connected home is slowly seeping into the consumer market in 2014, with years of advertising by security and service providers finally starting to pay off. Energy concerns might not be the star player when it comes to the connected home, but 2014 has shown this issue may have more pull Continue reading →

31. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Google’s GOOGL +1.19% Nest may be partnering with the world’s largest home security firm, ADT ADT +0.69%, in a move that could signal the company’s interest in ramping up its presence in home security services, according to a conversation Forbes had with ADT CEO Naren Gursahaney. The two companies are working to connect Nest’s internet-connected home products–a thermostat as well as smoke and carbon monoxide alarm–with ADT’s Pulse Continue reading →

26. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Essence, the leading provider of IoT, cloud-based connected-living solutions, predicts another year of solid growth for the Internet of Things and Smart Solutions for the connected life. “2014 saw rapid growth across the connected home space, including significant investments from big players like Google and Apple. Similarly, Essence expanded our customer base of WeR@Home, launching Continue reading →

24. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Your phone can do just about anything, but can it unlock the doors or dim the lights? I’m guessing it can’t. That may change soon. A new generation of gizmos is putting our phones at the center of the internet-connected home. These products do not require complex rewiring or deep technical know-how, and they’re getting Continue reading →

24. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The connected home is one of the hottest topics being discussed today, and with CES 2015 taking place next month in Las Vegas, Nevada, new innovations are sure to be on display. Although the drive to create a smarter and more efficient home increases daily, driven by mobile devices interacting with numerous connected objects and Continue reading →

With Baton Rouge, La. going live last week, Cox Communications is close to having its home automation and security service launched across its entire footprint. The Cox Homelife service, which was first trialed in Phoenix three years ago, will be completely launched once Cox deploys it in Florida and Georgia in early February. In addition Continue reading →

23. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) is jumping into the digital home automation and security market, presenting a challenge to AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T), which has largely had the market to itself among wireless carriers via its Digital Life unit. U.S. Cellular is calling its service the “OnLook Digital System,” which is now available in the company’s Iowa Continue reading →

22. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

ENISA issues a report on smart grid security certification in Europe targeted at EU Member States (MS), the Commission, certification bodies and the private sector; with information on several certification approaches across the EU and other MS and EFTA countries. It describes the specific European situation, and discusses the advantages and challenges towards a more Continue reading →

19. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry collaboration to advance the Internet of Everything through an open source software project, today announced eight new members are joining the organization: ADT Security Services, GeoPal Solutions, Inteno Broadband Technology AB, Lenovo, Modacom, POWERTECH, Resin.io and Things.Expert. This extends the initiative’s core competencies in home automation and security and brings the Continue reading →

16. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: ,

An energy-saving water heater. A portable security system. And light-switches that can be controlled from a smartphone, anywhere in the world. Welcome to the future home — a connected place where air quality can be remotely tracked and cooking stoves can be automatically turned off. This smart home, talked about for decades, may finally be Continue reading →

15. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Intel has declared its move to simplify and unify connectivity and security for the Internet of Things. Earlier this week, Intel announced platform, products and expanded company ecosystem designed to speed IoT adoption and innovation. Reuters correspondent Noel Randewich said the platform is like a set of building blocks based on the chipmaker’s components and Continue reading →

10. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Connected technology will revolutionise the workplace and mean big changes for IT managers everywhere, predicts IDC The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to hugely change the modern workplace, but businesses need to stay aware of the security threats it poses, new research has warned. A report from analyst firm IDC has predicted that 90 Continue reading →

Homeowners want security systems installed to protect the family and safeguard the house. For an installer, that can be a springboard to more sales by incorporating home automation features into the equation, as shown by two recent studies conducted by Parks Associates. via Uncovering Video Surveillance, Home Automation Trends – Spotlight Article from CE Pro.

Kwikset, the leader in residential security, announces that its line of SmartCode™ locks will be a part of Logitech’s new Harmony Living Home lineup of entertainment and home automation devices. Logitech’s Harmony® Living Home brings together a wide array of compatible brands, such as Kwikset™, Honeywell®, Lutron®, Sylvania® and many others, to create one centralized Continue reading →

28. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It’s the new gold rush: the Internet of things, particularly the home automation segment. You have to watch out for fool’s gold, bandits, price gougers, and bad stakes — whether you’re a user, provider, or developer. Perhaps the biggest danger is that of the common platform. At this week’s GigaOm Structure conference, a lot of Continue reading →

17. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smarthome® announced today that it has expanded its offering of connected home products with the introduction of the new Wink hub. Compatible with Z-Wave, Zigbee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Lutron ClearConnect, the Wink hub allows connected home enthusiasts to control devices from all their favorite brands by allowing them to speak the same language. The Wink Continue reading →

02. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

AT&T is adding a dedicated on-wall and table-mount touchscreen controller to supplement the tablet and smartphone apps available to monitor and control the company’s home-automation and security system. AT&T’s announcement follows an announcement by home-automation startup Wink that it will add an in-wall control center to supplement app control of its wireless home-automation hub. via Continue reading →

01. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Digital locks are all fine and well, but a thief can still simply pick the lock. The Haven Smart Lock takes home security a step forward while still folding in some digital smarts. This electronic lock, which can be unlocked from your smartphone, reinforces the door from the bottom up. Haven was developed by a Nashville-based startup Continue reading →