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New Samsung SmartThings Wifi Melds Home Automation Hub with Plume Mesh Wi-Fi

‘Next iteration’ of Samsung Connect Home is full-fledged SmartThings hub with ZigBee and Z-Wave, plus mesh Wi-Fi from Plume, featuring ‘AI-based network optimization.’ New $15 ZigBee home-automation ‘Button’ launched.

Julie Jacobson · August 13, 2018

2GIG Builds a Better Water Leak Sensor, Nortek Claims

Nortek says 2GIG Water Leak Detector is the first to provide dual-source protection against water leaks and flooding.

CE Pro Editors · June 26, 2018

9 Interesting IoT Finds at ISC: Blingy Smart Lock, Awesome Fire Alarm

ISC West 2018: SnapAV pitches OvrC to alarm dealers, a smart lock for newlyweds, neat fire-protection system that could spawn a category … and more security and home automation from Vegas.

Julie Jacobson · April 12, 2018

Ultimate ISC Tech Guide: Hottest Products & Trends in Security, Home Automation

ISC West 2018 teems with new security and home-automation products highlighting trends in video surveillance & analtyics, AI-enabled alarm sensors, assisted-DIY solutions and more. CE Pro’s Julie Jacobson has it here.

Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2018

Sonos’s Really Interesting Patent App: Play Music Based on Biometrics Like Sweat

Sonos patent application describes how biometric data like perspiration, pulse or tone of voice could inform an audio system to play music or other content that is most conducive to the listener’s well being.

Julie Jacobson · March 30, 2018

CES 2017: Roost Smart Sensor Detects Water, Humidity & Temperature

Roost’s multi-function Smart Sensor can be combined with Smart Smoke Alarms to provide homeowners with complete threat coverage.

Robert Archer · January 04, 2017

Top Greener’s Super-Smart Electrical Outlet Has Humidity and Motion Sensing

Top Greener’s new DWHOS Humidity Sensor and Motion Detector Switch and TU21548A Dual Port USB Charger Outlet Receptacle install into homes easily and provide energy savings and convenience to homeowners.

Robert Archer · November 03, 2016

Why does Interlogix have 3 Cloud Services for Security, Home Automation?

UTC’s Interlogix already offers Alarm.com and its own AdvisorSync for cloud-based security and home automation, so why did they acquire UHS from Australia-based Hills?

Julie Jacobson · April 11, 2014

Top 5 Home Tech Trends and Opportunities for 2014

How will these soaring categories affect your business in 2014? We take a closer look at high-resolution audio, mass-market home automation, Cloud video surveillance, more sensor opportunities, and automated door locks.

Julie Jacobson · January 01, 2014

Nortek to Acquire 2Gig for $135M, Fold into Linear Security

Five months after 2Gig and Vivint were acquired for $2B, Nortek Inc. acquires leading home automation and home security provider 2Gig for $135M. Company will be folded into subsidiary Linear.

Julie Jacobson · February 13, 2013