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Where are all the Home Automation Standards at CES 2019?

The IoT and home-automation standards have been pretty quiet around CES 2019, but Z-Wave, ZigBee, OCF (Iotivity), Thread, DECT ULE and others will be there — some more conspicuous than others.

Julie Jacobson · January 06, 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

Post-CES 2016 Report: Emerging Trends in Home Automation

Mobile IoT, network security and IoT device discovery, energy harvesting and professional security monitoring emerged as key emerging trends in the smart home at CES 2016.

Julie Jacobson · January 26, 2016

Can Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Supplant ZigBee or Z-Wave for Home Automation?

Some experts say Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, including lower-power variants, could upstage today’s dedicated home-automation protocols such as ZigBee and Z-Wave.

Julie Jacobson · January 16, 2014