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
ISE 2018: 12 Commercial Technologies that Belong in the Smart Home
Motorized furniture, projection mapping, DIN rails, industrial TV mounts, retractable technology, POS kiosks and gorgeous acoustical treatments shown at ISE 2018 belong in smart-home installations, not just commercial spaces.
9 Noteworthy Audio Products from ISE 2018
ISE 2018 brought a lot of new audio technology to the limelight, including improvements in immersive audio, weatherproofing, and wireless audio.
Pulse-Eight at ISE 2018: Multiroom Audio Powered by Amazon Alexa, First ‘18 Gbps’ HDBaseT Extender
At ISE 2018, the HDMI-CEC geniuses at Pulse-Eight showed new Amazon Alexa audio matrix, NFC-enabled TV remote control, and first shipping 18 Gbps HDBaseT extender that supports 4K/60, HDR10, HDCP 2.2 and DSC compression...
19 Dolby Atmos, DTS:X Immersive Audio Solutions
Immersive audio formats have forged an impactful effect to complement 4K video in driving renewed interest in home theater. Here are 19 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X products that integrators can use to create sizzling sound systems.
Dynaudio’s Modular ‘Studio’ Speakers Go Anywhere, Even Split Between Studs
At ISE 2018, Dynaudio showcases new Studio Series in-wall speakers, with tweeter and woofer modules that can be installed any place, in any direction, with custom-cut grilles to provide symmetry.
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Building a Themed Home Theater: How Pros Replicated ‘Game of Thrones’ for Super Fan
The 'Game of Thrones' TV show is brought to life in this custom home theater from Visual Concepts and Donny Hackett Design.
Look Inside Europe’s First Private IMAX Home Theater
London-based integrator Cornflake installs first IMAX private cinema in Europe and boasting an 18-foot-wide projection screen.
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.
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