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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

iControl, the cloud-based platform that powers security and home automation services from ADT Pulse, Xfinity/Comcast and other cable companies, acquires Blacksumac, maker of Piper self-contained camera and control system.View this story

Monday, April 07, 2014

image Cloud-based security and home automation provider Alarm.com demos app for Pebble, shows Google Glass for installation purposes, intros networked server for local CCTV recording. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

image Lutron’s new Smart Bridge Pro brings apps, Internet connectivity to low-cost ClearConnect dimmers, thermostats, motorized shades, new GE smart bulbs. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story

Friday, April 04, 2014

Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarm Nest has halted sales for 2 to 3 months of its Nest Protect combination smoke/CO detector citing a software flaw that allows the 'Nest Wave' deactivation feature to potentially be unintentionally activated with a wave of the hand. View this story
Posted by Jason Knott on 04/04 at 06:09 AM
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

image Insteon and other home automation providers have announced Nest integration, but the applications are unauthorized except for Control4's. What happens if Nest changes its software? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 03/25 at 08:25 AM
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

image Best Buy expands into photovoltaic business with a new deal with SolarCity, which will offer leased solar panel systems and installation in 60 Best Buy stores in five states. View this story

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

image Pearl smart thermostat from Centralite isn’t quite Nest but it’s sleek looking, $100 cheaper and ZigBee Home Automation 1.2 certified.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 03/04 at 07:38 AM
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Monday, February 24, 2014

image BitWise home automation controllers now integrate with Nest thermostats; Interface is generated automatically, mimicking the look of Nest.View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 02/24 at 06:15 AM
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

image Google buys startup Nest for $3.2 billion even though it barely has two products that really aren’t that special. What gives?View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 01/15 at 09:33 AM
News, Blogs, Product News, Home Automation and Control, Control Systems, Energy Management, (14) Comments, Permalink


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

image Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs likely to have greater impact on home automation than Lowe's Iris, Comcast/Xfinity, ADT Pulse, ZigBee, Z-Wave, other smart-home initiatives, says CE Pro's Julie Jacobson.View this story
Posted by Julie Jacobson on 01/14 at 09:24 AM
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Monday, January 13, 2014

image Google has acquired Nest for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest will remain a separate brand, and Tony Fadell will continue to lead the company.View this story
Posted by Steve Crowe on 01/13 at 02:58 PM
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Friday, January 03, 2014

image According to a report from Re/code, Nest is closing in on $150 million of new financing led by DST Global that values the company at $2 billion.View this story
Posted by Steve Crowe on 01/03 at 08:00 AM
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

image Check out the first recessed Z-Wave door sensor, the Piper video camera with a home automation hub built in from Black Sumac, the Kwikset Kevo door lock (not Z-Wave) of dubious value, a forthcoming Z-Wave smart bulb and more.View this story

Friday, December 20, 2013

image Fibaro's Z-Wave fire/smoke detector could give Nest a run. Also showing at CES 2014: clever Z-Wave flood detector, gesture pad, SIP server.View this story

Thursday, December 05, 2013

image It will be illegal to manufacture and sell 60-watt and 40-watt light bulbs starting Jan. 1, 2014, representing the end of a 3-year phase-out. There are 5.8 billion bulbs installed each year in U.S. homes. Conversion to LEDs saves $20B in energy costs per year.View this story
Posted by CE Pro Editors on 12/05 at 01:07 PM
News, Home Automation and Control, Lighting, Energy Management, (4) Comments, Permalink



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