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Google Nest Hub Max Not Really ‘Interoperable’ with other Thread Home Automation Devices

As first consumer device ‘Built on Thread’, new Google/Nest smart display will be “compatible” with other compliant products, but that doesn’t mean they’ll interoperate in one smart-home ecosystem.

Julie Jacobson · October 09, 2019

A Google Home First: Local Integration with GE Smart Bulbs via BLE – No Network Needed*

If you guessed Google’s first stab at local home-automation might involve ZigBee, Z-Wave or Thread + Weave … you would be wrong. Google announces local integration via BLE with GE smart bulbs, along with a new protocol for pairing and control.

Julie Jacobson · October 09, 2018

Nest’s New Video Doorbell and Smart Lock are Shipping; This Pro ‘Can’t Wait’

Hooked on Nest thermostats, smoke and CO alarms and indoor/outdoor surveillance cameras, this Nest Elite Pro dealer — and his Nest-obsessed customers — can’t wait to integrate the new Nest Hello video doorbell and Next x Yale smart lock, starting today. The products are now available.

Julie Jacobson · May 01, 2018

ISC West 2018 Preview: 10 Trends in Security, Home Automation, IoT

Smarter video surveillance, neighborhood-oriented services, and machine learning are some of the alarm and home-automation trends to to expect at ISC West.

Julie Jacobson · March 28, 2018

Parasitic Smart Locks: August and Nest/Yale Sponge Power off Doorbells

August and Nest/Yale employ low-energy home-automation protocols (Bluetooth LE and Thread/Weave) for their door locks, connecting to the home network via Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbells powered over wire.

Julie Jacobson · March 21, 2018

Nest x Yale Smart Lock Hits Market

Nest x Yale Lock is first ‘Works with Nest’ product controllable via the Nest app. Integrates with Nest Secure.

CE Pro Editors · March 15, 2018

Amazon’s Decision on ZigBee vs. Z-Wave Makes No Sense

Julie Jacobson and Avi Rosenthal wonder why Amazon chose ZigBee for Echo Plus home-automation hub, when Z-Wave is more interoperable, secure, supportable, and ubiquitous.

Julie Jacobson · October 17, 2017

Google Home Max, Nest Home Automation, Machine Learning: Can Anyone Beat Google?

The theme of Google’s big press event last week was: Stuff just happens. No downloads. No “skills.” New Google Home Max, potential Sonos buster, listens and learns for “smarter sound,” and Nest home automation magically joins the ecosystem.

Julie Jacobson · October 10, 2017

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

Nest Secure, a new UL-listed DIY security and home automation system with professional monitoring by MONI, seems humdrum until you consider implications for IoT protocols Thread and Weave, as well as smart-home installers and the insurance industry (insurtech).

Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2017

Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017

ZigBee lends smart-home application layer to Thread Group, branding it dotdot and demoing about 10 IoT products at CES 2017, all run through Resolution Products’ Helix security and home automation hub.

Julie Jacobson · January 04, 2017