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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…

European Home Automation Systems Market Report 2015 – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

DUBLIN, May 08, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s9vlz8/european_home) has announced the addition of the “European Home Automation Systems Market” report to their offering. The home automation market has undergone major changes in the last couple of years with respect to technological innovation, competitive landscape, new business models, new distribution channels, and the introduction of smart products. With high growth projected across Europe in line with increased connectivity and convergence,…

Funny Ad Shows How Dumb Futuristic Smart Homes Can Be – Gizmodo UK

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A smart home is supposed to make your life easier. Doors open when you’re near, lights turn on when you walk by, TVs rise up on command and everything can be powered by a phone. This goofy ad by Dutch insurance company Central Beheer pokes fun of the convenience of smart homes by showing how it makes things stupid easy for robbers too. Obviously it’s never that easy but smart…

Business helps vets by funding ‘smart homes’ – Catskill Daily Mail

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Photo contributed NYPD firemen to award recognition The foundation honoring fallen 9/11 Brooklyn firefighter Stephen Siller, shown, will recognize Ken Dudley and Tip Top Furniture/Carpet One Home & Flooring on Friday for fundraising efforts to help severely disabled veterans have specially built homes. Posted: Saturday, May 9, 2015 12:30 am Business helps vets by funding ‘smart homes’ By Jim Planck Columbia-Greene Media thedailymail.net FREEHOLD — A New York City-based foundation…

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…

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…

Connecticut based company says ‘smart homes’ on the rise – Bradenton Herald

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Local News Memorial dedicated in Pinellas County to honor victims of Sunshine Skyway Bridge 35 years ago

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

Saturday, May 09, 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…

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

Saturday, May 09, 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…

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

Saturday, May 09, 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…

European Home Automation Systems Market Report 2015 – PR Newswire (press release)

Friday, May 08, 2015

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Home automation demo swept away in Mount Everest quake – SecurityInfoWatch

Friday, May 08, 2015

What started out as an expedition to demonstrate the reliability of Z-Wave technology turned into one of the most hair-raising experiences that veteran mountain climber Mariusz Malkowski has ever been through in his travels scaling some of the highest peaks around the globe. On the morning of April 25, Malkowski was sitting inside his tent at base camp on Mount Everest when a massive avalanche, triggered by a magnitude 7.9…

Funny ad shows how dumb futuristic smart homes can be – Gizmodo

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A smart home is supposed to make your life easier. Doors open when you’re near, lights turn on when you walk by, TVs rise up on command and everything can be powered by a phone. This goofy ad by Dutch insurance company Central Beheer pokes fun of the convenience of smart homes by showing how it makes things stupid easy for robbers too. Obviously it’s never that easy but smart…

Comcast Xfinity Home Automation Platform Releases SDK for Greater … – ProgrammableWeb

Thursday, May 07, 2015

This article is a company-provided press release and ProgrammableWeb cannot vouch for the accuracy of the statements within. If you have questions regarding the information below, please contact the company that issued the press release. Comcast today announced that it will expand its Xfinity Home business by integrating new partner devices from August, Automatic, Cuff, Leeo, Lutron, Rachio, SkyBell and Whistle starting this summer, giving customers a single experience that connects and…

North America to contribute 46% in home automation revenue by 2020, says ABI … – FierceTelecom

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Smart home automation systems may still be a nascent market segment, but according to ABI Research, it is going to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21 percent between 2015 and 2020. During this five-year period, North America will lead the market, contributing 46 percent globally, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. A number of traditional telcos and cable operators, including AT&T (NYSE: T) with Digital Life, Frontier Communications,…

Ketra’s bright idea brings dynamic LED lighting to affluent smart homes – TechHive

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The transition from incandescent light bulbs to LEDs improved home lighting in a number of ways. For one, LEDs are more efficient, so even though the upfront cost is higher, the bulbs last much longer than incandescent and use far less energy. LED bulbs also light up to full intensity almost immediately, they don’t produce much heat, and unlike compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), they’re not sensitive to cold temperatures. Sounds…

GE plans to support Apple HomeKit with new smart bulbs – The Verge

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

GE is making smart light bulbs for Apple’s HomeKit. Today, the company revealed its plans for color-changing LED bulbs that are compatible with the smart home system, which was announced last year as part of iOS 8. This means that people who buy the bulbs can command them via iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. (The Apple Watch, a prime remote control device, isn’t specifically mentioned here.) Users can control bulbs…

What Home Automation Systems Can You Buy Now? – CBS Local

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Locking the door, turning on the washer and dryer, pulling the shades — all are rather menial sounding household tasks. And they’re all tasks that, these days, can be completed from miles away. There are a wide array of systems using phone apps that help you manage your home, even when you’re away from it. But with an exploding market and a $1,000 price range, we took a look at which…

Cheap, Trendy CitizenM Hotel Does Home Automation Well, But Misses … – CEPro

Monday, May 04, 2015

I stayed for the first time at a CitizenM hotel – the ultra-cool place to stay these days if you’re traveling on the cheap … and on your own (trust me, you really don’t want to share an M room). Besides the contemporary design and modern vibe, the hotel gives you an elegant little home automation system. I don’t know exactly what it is (no response from the folks at…

This Dutch Insurance Ad Has a Hilariously Skeptical Take on Smart Homes – Adweek

Monday, May 04, 2015

A high-tech house proves to be far from a “smart home” when two burglars arrive in “Welcome,” the latest amusing spot from Tribal DDB in Amsterdam for insurance company Centraal Beheer. The long-running comic campaign is tagged “Just call Apeldoorn,” the Dutch city where the client is located. This minute-long ad is more subtle than previous installments like “Speedboat” and “Self-Driving Car,” which relied heavily on…