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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, (0) 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

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

image If you look hard, you can find cheaper Z-Wave home automation products online, but Monoprice's new devices are pretty dang cheap, especially Z-Wave door locks.View this story

Monday, June 23, 2014

image Nest thermostat and Nest Protect Smoke/CO detector communicate with each other via proprietary Weave protocol. Will they add it to Dropcam cameras and Tabs sensors for the ultimate smart home? Plus, Nest hints at hardwired security device. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Thursday, June 19, 2014

image Growth in electricity demand slows, making utilities less likely to fuel energy-related home automation initiatives; 'Incentivizing the wrong people.' (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

image Honeywell’s new Lyric Wi-Fi thermostat uses geofencing to keep homes feeling comfortable.View this story
Posted by Grant Clauser on 06/10 at 10:54 AM
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