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Thursday, August 14, 2014

image SmartHome Ventures creates ZigBee-enabled Peq home automation system, reportedly for Best Buy. Initial products seem sparse and unimpressive. UPDATE: Visonic & SMC sensors (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

image By focusing on outdoor living spaces, shade controls, energy management and integrated security systems, integrators can expand smart lighting control solutions for their clients and earn extra revenues. View this story

Monday, August 11, 2014

image CE Pro goes one-on-one with David Weinstein, Vice President of Residential Sales for Lutron Electronics, who talks about innovations in lighting, shading, and temperature controls as well as business resources for installers. View this story

Monday, August 04, 2014

image ADT reports nearly half of all its new customers purchased ADT Pulse home automation systems vs. single-purpose security. Pulse now accounts for 14% of entire subscriber base, is lowering the security company's attrition rate and even gaining steam among small business clients. View this story

Thursday, July 31, 2014

image Indiegogo-funded Webee says it learns better than Nest, always tracking the home to adjust lights, thermostats, A/V gear, other smart home devices without programming. Debuts at CEDIA Expo 2014.View this story

Monday, July 28, 2014

image By 2016, NAHB predicts as many as one-third of all new single-family homes will be green-built. Data also reveals that buyers pay more for green homes. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 07/28 at 07:49 AM
News, Research, Home Automation and Control, Energy Management, Builders, (4) Comments, Permalink

Friday, July 25, 2014

image New energy-saving and security solutions include Z-Wave Garage Door Opener Remote Command Controller, PetSafe Electronic SmartDoor, Iris Motorized Window Blinds Controller, and Orbit Hose Faucet Water. View this story

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

image One of the hippest names in cooling, Big Ass Fans launches ‘Smart Ass’ line; joins Nest and others to launch Thread Group, a new initiative in home automation. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 07/15 at 04:01 AM
News, Product News, Home Automation and Control, Lighting, Energy Management, (2) Comments, Permalink

image Thread Group, launched today by Nest, Big Ass Fans, Yale and major chip makers, presents mesh network for 6LoWPAN; millions of deployments in the field already via Nest Weave. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

image California's new Title 24 energy standard took effect on July 1 calling for a 25 percent reduction in residential lighting, HVAC and water use. Specific sections address lighting control compliance, including requirement to create a homeowner's manual of documentation. The law adds $2,000 to typical home construction costs. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 07/02 at 10:01 AM
News, Home Automation and Control, Lighting, Energy Management, HVAC, Legal, (8) Comments, Permalink

Caseta The Pa.-based electronics manufacturer Lutron will undertake a 13-city tour of the U.S. to help educate custom installers on the benefits of its new Caseta Wireless Dimmer/SmartBridge Pro product line. View this story
Posted by Robert Archer on 07/02 at 07:22 AM
News, Home Automation and Control, Lighting, Energy Management, (0) Comments, Permalink

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

image Wink’s 24/7 tech support, product packaging, device discovery, real-time diagnostics expected to drive home automation sales; works with Android Wear. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Monday, June 30, 2014

image The original $99 Staples Connect home automation hub by Linksys drops to $49, with a new $79 option from D-Link coming with ZigBee and Bluetooth; Win 8 and Samsung TV apps added to platform. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Friday, June 27, 2014

image Icontrol exec Paul Dawes weighs in on the Google and Apple threat to security and home automation integrators; Nest Labs suggests dealers embrace its products.View this story

Thursday, June 26, 2014

image Home Depot to sell new home automation Hub from Quirky’s spinoff business Wink; Hub supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart (BLE), Z-Wave Plus, ZigBee and Lutron’s Caseta wireless protocol. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

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