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LeakSmart Brings New Market Opportunity with Smart Leak Detection to CEDIA Expo 2018

LeakSmart water detection system is simple add-on service for integrators, with potential RMR opportunity and third-party control. CEDIA Expo booth 1400.

CE Pro Editors · September 04, 2018

New Samsung SmartThings Wifi Melds Home Automation Hub with Plume Mesh Wi-Fi

‘Next iteration’ of Samsung Connect Home is full-fledged SmartThings hub with ZigBee and Z-Wave, plus mesh Wi-Fi from Plume, featuring ‘AI-based network optimization.’ New $15 ZigBee home-automation ‘Button’ launched.

Julie Jacobson · August 13, 2018

Apple Joins Mesh Networking Group Thread as HomeKit Rumors Swirl

The rumor mill is reaching peak production this week, as Apple bolsters its mesh networking by joining Thread Group.

Andrew Nichols · August 10, 2018

Fibaro Home Automation Acquired for $73M by European Controls Co.

Nice Group acquires Fibaro (Fibar Group S.A.), popular maker of Z-Wave sensors and smart-home hubs, shortly after acquiring Abode, a DIY security and home-automation company with professionally monitored alarm systems.

Julie Jacobson · July 13, 2018

Amazon IoT Patent Shows ZigBee Home-Automation Signals over Power Cable

Ideal for integrating Wi-Fi cameras with ZigBee door locks, Amazon invention shows ZigBee home-automation signals running over power cable to enhance wireless performance.

Julie Jacobson · May 29, 2018

First ZigBee 3.0 Thermostat Debuts from Lux … and it’s Pretty Cool

Lux Products’ new KONOz, the first ZigBee 3.0-certified thermostat, allows adjustable and multiple geofence perimeters.

Julie Jacobson · May 23, 2018

Honeywell 2019: Next-Gen Security & Home Automation is One Platform for Wired, Wireless, DIY, Pro

Arriving in 2019, new Honeywell melds Vista, Lynx, Lyric into single platform with user-replaceable batteries, cellular modules, home-automation radios, and a back-end system that enables remote monitoring and diagnostics by security pros.

Julie Jacobson · May 01, 2018

Lutron to Acquire ‘Natural Light’ Maker Ketra

Lutron takes its first-ever step into light source/bulb manufacturing with agreement to buy Ketra’s ‘natural light’ solutions that emulate daylight in interior spaces.

Jason Knott · April 17, 2018

Control4’s New $350 Home Automation Hub: Affordable, Powerful IoT, No A/V

At ISE 2018, Control4 introduces most affordable smart-home controller yet: CA-1 with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, optional Z-Wave targets production-home builders.

Julie Jacobson · February 05, 2018

Now Toshiba Has Home Automation Hub: New Symbio with ZigBee, Z-Wave, Camera, Alexa

Toshiba has its turn with a home-automation hub, debuting at CES 2018, that does more than the next guy’s — ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, intercom, camera, Alexa voice control, sensors ….

Julie Jacobson · January 07, 2018