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.
Lockitron by Apigy With its new Lockitron Deadbolt, demonstrated in the Eureka Park section of CES, Apigy has created "the first device that lets you lock your door from anywhere in the world using any phone ...." Well, not exactly, but this unattractive $199 lock does include both Bluetooth and WiFi and can replace virtually any existing deadbolt. The Bluetooth 4.0 is used for keyless entry if you have an iPhone 4S or 5. Users can grant virtual keys to their Bluetooth phone-wielding guests. WiFi is available for remote monitoring and access via the Internet; Virtual keys can be granted for WiFi use so guests can lock and unlock doors via the Internet. The company explains that, for older phones, users can text the door to unlock/lock with a monthly fee. OVERVIEW: Native Communications: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Integration friendliness: 0/5 (standalone solution) Retrofit: Replaces virtually all doors and locks, even non-standard Keyless entry: Bluetooth, Internet Aesthetics/finish options: 2/5 Bonus points: 0 http://www.lockitron.comBack to article
16 Immersive Audio Products for Great-Sounding Home Theaters
Now that we have at least three good immersive audio platforms -- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D -- there's no excuse for a good home theater to skip object-oriented sound. Here are 16 components to choose from.
CES 2018: 10 New Smart Home & IoT Devices + Their Prospects for Success
CES 2018 Innovation Awards include usual smart-home winners like Nest, Ring and Arlo, but also interesting newbies boasting AI, security, home automation, lighting control and more. Will they make it?
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.
B&W’s New 700 Series Reflects 800 Series Performance at Lower Price Point
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.
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Clever Fix for Tricky Speaker Install in Manhattan Apt. with Expansive Views
Where do you put loudspeakers in a Manhattan apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows and a view of the Empire State Building? Home Theater of Long Island (HTOLI) placed Meridian powered speakers in an unusual place.
Spectacular $3.5M Laser Show Breaks Guinness World Record in Vegas
Laser specialist ER Productions Breaks Guinness World Records with $3.5M laser show in Las Vegas, featuring 314 individual lasers emitting 1,377 watts of power.
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.
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