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11 Z-Wave Home Automation Co’s at CES 2014 (Part 1)

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.

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Arrayent touts itself as a an IoT [Internet of Things] Platform for Conneccted Products. While it might not be known as well as iControl (serving ADT and the cable companies among others) and Alarm.com (serving independent dealers), Arrayent has several wins under its belt. For example, it powers Whirlpool’s connected major appliances (e.g., text messages when the fridge has been opened too long), LiftMaster (garage door openers), Maytag Connect 360 (commercial laundry facilities), Monster (Home Theater Uninterruptable Power Supplies and and power management), and Mattel.
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