Home Automation
Leviton has announced the development of new Decora Smart Apple HomeKit-enabled lighting control accessories for use with an iPhone or iPad, including in-wall dimmers and switches.
The newest release of Honeywell’s Total Connect Remote Services Software app includes push notifications for iOS devices, and it also integrates with Apple TV, giving homeowners new ways to keep tabs on their dwellings.
The Vantage RadioLink EasyTouch II keypad from Legrand is a two-button, programmable keypad that provides wireless, full scene control. The keypad is suitable for transition areas such as corridors and hallways in modern luxury homes, hotels and offices.
The ZigBee Alliance and the Fairhair Alliance have signed a liaison agreement to collaborate on driving higher levels of product interoperability and standards unification in smart commercial buildings. The two organizations will explore opportunities to combine their technical specifications and take advantage of the ZigBee Alliance’s extensive testing, certification and branding resources and expertise to simplify the development and deployment of lighting and building automation systems based on a common, IP-based network infrastructure.
The Open Connectivity Foundation, sponsor of the IoTivity open source project, and AllSeen Alliance, which provides the AllJoyn open source IoT framework, will merge under the OCF name and bylaws. This merger will advance interoperability between connected devices from both groups.
The smart home market continues to expand, with 47 million connected smart home devices shipped globally in 2015. The market is projected to broaden at a compound annual growth rate of 60 per cent, reaching 477 million devices in 2020, according to IHS Markit, a global information and analytics firm.
Fibaro SWIPE is a wireless gesture control pad that creates shortcuts for users to control the smart devices in their home with a wave of their hand. With a simple design and advanced technology, SWIPE can act as a picture frame on a tabletop surface or sit behind the wall and give you invisible smart home control.
In an effort to stay abreast of technology for the connected home and its relationship to the integrated security, fire, and life safety market, an association of electronics installers has partnered with SecurityCEU.com to launch an enhanced training program for its members.
DSC has launched a new program geared towards home builders and developers looking to deliver smart home security and technology to homeowners.
The Z-Wave Alliance is now accepting applications for the 2016 Z-Wave Labs competition. This accelerator-style program gives winners with an innovative idea in IoT product or service design access to the large Z-Wave Alliance ecosystem, partners and resources as well as the Z-Wave IoT-ready 500 series development kits.
Vivint Smart Home, a provider of smart home technology and services, will receive a US$100-million equity investment co-led by tech investor Peter Thiel and investment firm Solamere Capital. The strategic investment will help fuel Vivint’s growth and product innovation.
Millions of smart home devices are shipped annually in North America, but the smart home market is highly fragmented and confusing for end-users concerned about brand longevity, customer care and reliability.
Channel Vision, a manufacturer of technology for connected homes, has renovated its 19-inch enclosures to feature larger electrical knockouts than previous models. The modification provides more space for installers to work and facilitates the installation of networking modules. The company has also reinforced its packaging of all enclosure and cover doors to protect products from any damage inflicted while in transit.
Icontrol Networks, which produces an interactive security and home automation platform, announced the integration of Earth Networks’ WeatherBug Home offering into the Icontrol Developer Program.
White Rabbit Electronics is now accepting applications from alarm dealers interested in becoming resellers of the White Rabbit Smart Hub. The company is a new venture from two executives of Bold Technologies – CEO Rod Coles and president Chuck Speck.
BeON Home is the creator of the first Bluetooth Smart-enabled home protection system that provides preventative security and emergency lighting. The company recently announced it has secured US$2.9M in additional capital. The round was led by Jopeko and included continued participation from existing investors and multiple new investors.
A remote alarm system monitoring device developed by Nu Tech Software Solutions has been named the latest winner of the Z-Wave Labs IoT competition.
Home improvement retailer Lowe's will soon offer professional monitoring services for its do-it-yourself Iris smart home solution.
Swann unveils its security-centric, smart solution that brings home automation to a new level providing simple yet complete control over every element from a central device.
Skylink, a provider of DIY home safety solutions, has introduced an alarm system kit that provides families with a simple and affordable way to secure and monitor their homes.
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