Home Automation

All In Home Automation

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

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

Savant Launches Cloud Platforms for Home-Automation Config, Management, Service

New Savant Central Management and Savant Studio let dealers ditch the computer for programming and manage all their home-automation projects and clients in one cloud-based portal.

Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2018

Lutron Melds with Z-Wave in Pinball Wizard’s Playful Smart Home

Buchan Consulting integrated an old hardwired Lutron HomeWorks system with new Z-Wave lighting and controllers to create one seamless Elan home-automation system for the guy who designed the iconic ‘Attack from Mars’ pinball machine.

Julie Jacobson · June 28, 2018

10 Best IoT Insights and Smart-Home Quotes from Connections 2018

On Shrek, Costco, sous vide, insurance, DIY, older people, and other engaging subjects shared among the who’s who of IoT at Parks Associates’ Connections Conference 2018.

Julie Jacobson · June 01, 2018

Today is #C4Yourself Day: Malibu Wired Preps for Control4 Showroom Soiree

Malibu Wired’s new Control4 Certified Showroom on swanky Sunset Blvd. opens with brighter colors, open concept and hands-on displays. The company joins 70 other dealers with an open house on May 31 for #C4Yourself day.

Jason Knott · May 31, 2018

Z-Wave ‘Hack’ is Old News; ‘Vulnerability’ is Deliberate

Z-Wave Alliance says home-automation “hack” reported last week is rehash of 2013 “threat,” and less of a flaw than a “conscious decision.”

Julie Jacobson · May 28, 2018

Inside a NASCAR Driver’s Big Smart Home: Bowling, Basketball, and Beyond

Off the track, NASCAR racer Denny Hamlin relaxes in his 30,000-square-foot North Carolina pad, packed with play spaces like a simulated golf course, basketball court and home theater, all controlled with an Elan home automation system.

Andrew Nichols · March 19, 2018

Inside Loxone’s Philadelphia-Area ‘360-Degree Smart Home’

Loxone constructs 7,500-square-foot smart home in Media, Pa., to showcase its affordable ‘autopilot living’ home automation and full 160-device ecosystem.

Jason Knott · February 23, 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