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How smart homes put a price on data – Financial Times

Monday, May 18, 2015

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More on ADT’s New LG Smart Camera: Is Zonoff the New Home Automation … – CEPro

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Earlier today we posted details and insights on the new smart security camera/home automation hub co-developed by ADT (NYSE: ADT) and LG. Now we offer more details on ADT’s newly announced open API, the significance of Nest and IFTTT integration, ADT’s new smart-home ecosystem, and implications for Icontrol, the SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider that powers ADT Pulse. In an interview with CE Pro, ADT’s chief innovation officer…

More on ADT’s New LG Smart Camera: Is Zonoff the New Home Automation … – CEPro

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Earlier today we posted details and insights on the new smart security camera/home automation hub co-developed by ADT (NYSE: ADT) and LG. Now we offer more details on ADT’s newly announced open API, the significance of Nest and IFTTT integration, ADT’s new smart-home ecosystem, and implications for Icontrol, the SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider that powers ADT Pulse. In an interview with CE Pro, ADT’s chief innovation officer…

Apple says thermostats, garage door openers, other home automation … – IBNLive

Friday, May 15, 2015

San Francisco: The first batch of home automation accessories, such as thermostats and garage door openers, compatible with Apple’s software platform will go on sale in June, the tech company said Thursday. HomeKit is a set of tools in Apple’s iOS 8 software designed to work with smart home devices. The company announced the home automation platform at its conference for developers last year, but devices compatible with the…

ADT partners with LG and Nest to pair home automation with security – Engadget

Friday, May 15, 2015

ADT already dipped its toe in the home automation waters, but the company plans to make an even bigger splash in the months to come. It announced today that it’ll leverage tech from LG and Nest to add to its connected home tool set. First, ADT and LG are working on a so-called all-in-one “Smart Security” device (pictured above) that’ll offer not only video monitoring, but it will act as…

Don’t Blame Aggressive Security and Home Automation Co’s. for ‘Stealing’ Clients – CEPro

Friday, May 15, 2015

Every summer, companies like Vivint drop thousands of kids off in targeted locations around the country to sell security and home automation systems door-to-door, mostly smart-home products from UTC’s Interlogix and Nortek’s 2Gig Technologies with SHaaS (smart home as a service) from Alarm.com. These door-knockers – mostly Mormon students who are fresh off their missions and used to getting doors slammed in their faces – sell some 250,000 systems during…

Don’t Blame Aggressive Security and Home Automation Co’s. for ‘Stealing’ Clients – CEPro

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Every summer, companies like Vivint drop thousands of kids off in targeted locations around the country to sell security and home automation systems door-to-door, mostly smart-home products from UTC’s Interlogix and Nortek’s 2Gig Technologies with SHaaS (smart home as a service) from Alarm.com. These door-knockers – mostly Mormon students who are fresh off their missions and used to getting doors slammed in their faces – sell some 250,000 systems during…

RTIs T3x Handheld Home Automation Controller is Shipping! Long Live the T3x! – CEPro

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The T3x ($999) universal remote and home automation controller from Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI), has finally arrived after it appeared for the first time at CEDIA Expo 2013. Normally, when we get a press release that a product demonstrated two years ago is now shipping, we relegate it to a blurb in our “Product Briefs.” But this one is worthy of a little refresher course because it’s a pretty outstanding…

Smart Bulbs: Global market to 2019 – PR Newswire (press release)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

LONDON, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Smart Bulbs: reaching towards mainstream. The Global market for smart light bulbs to 2019. Philips launched the Hue smart bulb In late 2012. Since then, other established consumer-goods and IT hardware vendors as well as a series of start-ups have introduced similar products in North…

Try before you buy will be key to unlocking smart homes – Financial Times

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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URC Prices MRX-8 Home Automation System Controller at $599 – Electronic House

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Add to Flipboard Magazine. The third time’s definitely a charm! URC has introduced its third home automation system controller, known as the MRX-8. This compact network system controller is big news for the company, because it will allow installers to add automation into just about any home. Designed to sit in any room or nestle in a central equipment rack, the MRX-8 can handle entertainment, lights, security, door locks, temperature,…

Ninja Blocks Fails To Create All Kickstarter Ninja Sphere Home Automation … – Geeky Gadgets

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Unfortunately for backers of the Kickstarter funded Ninja Sphere home automation system it seems that its creators Ninja Blocks, have failed to create all working, manufacturable devices for backers before funds ran out. During its successful Kickstarter campaign the Ninja Sphere home automation system raised more than $700,000 AUD and has managed to produce 300 of the devices that are boxed and ready to ship. Unfortunately the remaining devices are…

Nuimo Smart Home Automation Interface (video) – Geeky Gadgets

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Anyone looking for a way to easily control applications and smart devices for home automation, may be interested in Nuimo, that takes the form of a freely configurable, wireless controller that also supports gesture control. Numio has been created by Senic and has been designed to provide a natural and intuitive way to interact with your devices creating links using Bluetooth and supporting already supporting existing systems created by Sonos…

Home Automation Protocol Z-Way Vulnerable to Remote Attacks – Threatpost

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A researcher is warning users of the extensible Z-Way controller project that a weakness built into the software could inherently expose it to attacks. Z-Way is the controller and abstraction layer of software that handles Z-Wave, a standard for wireless communication between devices in smart homes.  The standard is present in 35 million devices worldwide, including automated lighting, small appliances, and thermostats. The protocol transmits input from Z-Wave into an API. That…

Home automation start-up Ninja Blocks shuts down – The Australian

Monday, May 11, 2015

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Connecticut based company says ‘smart homes’ on the rise – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Monday, May 11, 2015

Local News Three additional arrests in Hurtsboro bank robbery

Connecticut based company says ‘smart homes’ on the rise – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Monday, May 11, 2015

Local News Report: Woman charged after unsupervised 1-year-old consumes alcohol

Connecticut based company says ‘smart homes’ on the rise – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Monday, May 11, 2015

Local News 5 Questions with Leonna Harris: Leadership about making real connections

Connecticut based company says ‘smart homes’ on the rise – Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

Monday, May 11, 2015

Local News 5 Questions with Leonna Harris: Leadership about making real connections

Connecticut based company says ‘smart homes’ on the rise – Belleville News-Democrat

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Phil de Terlizzi likens today’s rapid proliferation of smartphone apps to the widespread use of remote controls for TVs and cable boxes that still clutter many coffee tables more than 65 years after the first ones hit the market. As consumers have an increasingly bewildering number of choices of “smart” devices for the home, they are faced with a fundamental decision— install them on a do-it-yourself basis and deal with…