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4 hrs ago | Security Systems News

ADS Security acquires Tennessee fold-in

It's the fourth buy for ADS this year and more acquisitions are planned, according to Patrick Ritter, VP/controller at ADS.


Related Topix: Shelbyville, TN

8 hrs ago | USA Today

ADT refines its 'recipes' on smart home automation

For most of its brief existence, the modern smart home has offered a frustratingly fragmented user experience.


Related Topix: Life, Recipes, Food

10 hrs ago | Business Wire

View Press Release

The program, sponsored by American Family Insurance, offers mentorship, tools and connections to support business growth of technology-based businesses focused on home automation.


Related Topix: South Carolina, Knowledge Management

14 hrs ago | EETimes

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What is AMDs contribution in this storage sector? They need to contribute technically to be significant player for long time to come.


18 hrs ago |

Demand for 'smart homes' in Japan strong after 2011 tsunami

According to Japan's Trade Ministry, the market for "smart homes" will be worth nearly US$34 billion in six years' time.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Home Listing, Home

Tue Aug 19, 2014


UniPi Is A Powerful Board That Can Control Your Smart Home

In the near future we will all live in smart homes. Our doors will open automatically, our air conditioners will know when we are too hot, and our toilets will understand our deepest needs.


Realtor Magazine

Smart Homes Draw Security Concerns

As homes get more connected to technology, security researchers are sounding the alarm on the vulnerabilities smart homes may pose.


Automated Home

Video: Tour of Aussie Mansion Home Automation Setup

Here's a quick video tour of an impressive home automation setup from Australia.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home

Electronic House

Hands On: Insteon Hub Smart Home Kit

One of the names often associated with DIY home automation systems is Insteon, yet in the recent explosion of new smart home hubs and devices, Insteon rarely gets mentioned.


Security Sales & Integration

ADT Partners With IFTT for DIY Home Automation Channel

ADT is looking to engage customers with a new DIY element for its Pulse security and home automation system.


Related Topix: Recipes


Is it time to automate your home with Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Twelve Linux-based home automation systems for less than $300.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Linux, CPU


ADT Brings Smart Automation Apps to Home Security

If your smartphone alarm goes off at 7:00 a.m., wouldn't it be nice if the coffee pot downstairs automatically started to brew? And when the temperature outside hits 85 degrees, wouldn't it be lovely if your thermostat just knew you wanted it to cool down the house to 72 degrees? Home automation and security service ADT is rolling out a new service ... (more)


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Dropbox, Recipes

Mobile Marketer

PEQ utilizes smartphones as a connected home remote

Home automation service PEQ has launched a central hub that wirelessly connects to cameras, door and window sensors, thermostats and more, allowing consumers to view, manage and receive alerts from their homes through a mobile application.


Related Topix: Cameras


SmartThings Buy Puts Samsung in Smart Home Market

With its acquisition of SmartThings, Samsung is positioning itself for what comes next with a buy versus build approach to entering the Internet of Things market.


Related Topix: Google, Startups

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Wireless

Samsung Bets on SmartThings Home Automation

Their home automation kits allow you to connect devices like lights and doorlocks from your phone.


Related Topix: Wireless, Emerging Technology

Network World

Powerful Soap router surpasses funding goal, headed for production

Fed up with poking around cornball router settings on a laptop? Here's a router with an evolutionary UI-a full touchscreen-plus it has all the radios and connections you could possibly want.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Bluetooth

Light Reading

Icontrol Powers Smart Homes for Best Buy

Icontrol is ready to move beyond its cable customer base. The company has confirmed that Best Buy is using the Icontrol platform to power its new PEQ home automation service, which is launching today online and in select stores on August 31. Blogger Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny uncovered details on the PEQ service last week, including product ... (more)


Related Topix: Cameras, Apple, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Google, Energy, Oil & Gas, Samsung

H2 Systems Inc.: Be the boss at home with your smartphone

Through cutting-edge technology by Creston's home automation features that H2 Systems Inc. offers, you get to be the boss at home with your smartphone, as well as your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or an Android tablet.


Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, WATCH, iPhone, Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Emerging Technology

Hue Lux ships September for entry-level wireless lighting

Philips' latest hue bulb has hit virtual shelves, with the Hue Lux becoming the most affordable of the company's wirelessly-connected lighting, albeit without exactly the same functionality.


Business Journal

Meet the Fast 100: Houston company behind smart homes aims for 'total world domination'

President and CEO of ipDatatel Russell Vail eyes the home automation market with his company's machine-to-machine communications network technologies.