Automated Door Locks Flood CES 2013: How Smart are They?
Following leaders Schlage, Kwikset, Black & Decker and Yale, numerous start-ups introduced automated door locks at CES 2013. Here's the round-up.
Poly-Control Poly-Control first came to market with a completely retrofittable door lock (only the inside hardware is replaced) for Z-wave-enabled integration. At CES 2013, the company, exhibiting in the Z-Wave pavilion, announced a new puck form factor (thankfully) and wireless control/access via Bluetooth, NFC, RFID and WiFi. Even with the revised form factor, the lock is still chunky but in time it should come down in size. OVERVIEW: Native Communications: Z-Wave (shipping), with plans for Bluetooth, NFC, RFID, Wi-Fi Integration friendliness: 4/5 (too soon to tell) Retrofit: Replaces virtually all doors and locks, even non-standard Keyless entry: Z-Wave/keyfob, NFC, RFID, Bluetooth, Internet Aesthetics/finish options: 2/5 Bonus points: +1 for communications options but too soon to tell (+2 more if they deliver) http://www.poly-control.comBack to article
Sonos Integration Includes ‘Completely’ Open API, Works with Sonos
Any developer can integrate with Sonos via its open API developer program, but the 'Works with Sonos' badge is reserved for companies that have gone through a certification program, starting with Lutron, Crestron, iPort, Wink...
Spotted: 17 ‘Dealer Favorites’ from CEDIA 2017
Check out these spectacular booths, products and services that have dealers talking... even as the CEDIA craze comes to a close. Brands include Samsung, Lutron, Aurora, Denon, Barco, Stewart, Meridian, Leon and more.
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Bowers & Wilkins' (B&W) all-new 700 Series loudspeaker range borrows from the company's high-end 800 Series Diamond to create a high-performance, studio-grade line for the home.
Savant’s First Motorized Shades Offer Simple Ordering, Installation, Integration
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IC Realtime to Debut Thermal, 4K, Marine Cameras
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29 Sophisticated and Stunning Homes of the Year
From killer home theaters to sensational smart homes, this year’s recipients of Gold, Silver and Bronze Home of the Year awards showcase the best in smart home design and installation.
Ultra-Modern Johannesburg Home Gets Unique Lighting Design and Home Theater
BNC Technology uses Control4, Lutron, JVC, Screen Innovations and Jamo to create a smart home worthy of the Gold 2017 Home of the Year award for best international project.
Multiroom Audio, Home Control Meet Luxury in Modern Lake House
Service Tech uses technology from Crestron, Lutron, Somfy, Sonance and Screen Innovations to create a system worthy of the Gold 2017 Home of the Year award for smart home over $150k.
Sarasota ‘Jewel Box House’ Stuns with Crestron Automation, Elaborate Lutron Lighting
Wicked Smart Homes uses gear from Crestron, Lutron, Paradigm, Leon Speakers, Autonomic and Sony to create a connected home worthy of the Gold 2017 Home of the Year award for smart home less than $150k.
Smart-Home ‘Mess’ Gutted and Replaced with Savant Whole-House Automation
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