Eyeing Smart-Home and IoT, Foxconn Acquires Linksys, Belkin, Wemo and Phyn Brands

Aiming to tap into the smart home market, Taiwanese giant Foxconn Interconnect Technology buys Belkin Int'l, including Belkin wiring/power, Linksys networking, Wemo IoT and Phyn water-management brands, for $866 million.

Mar 29, 2018

Google Joins Azione, Pushing DIY Voice Control to Smart-Home Pros

Azione Unlimited, a buying group for home-technology pros, adds another DIY vendor to the roster -- Google Home -- shortly after Sonos joins the group.

Mar 28, 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.

Mar 28, 2018

Leviton Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Now Integrate with Nest Devices, No Hub Required

Via the My Leviton app, users can integrate Wi-Fi dimmers, switches, and plug-in adapters with Nest cameras, thermostats and smoke/CO detectors, without the need for a home-automation hub.

Mar 26, 2018

New RMR Opportunity: Smart Thermostat Service?

Parks Associates data shows half of U.S. households would pay $5/month for subsidized smart thermostat installation with ongoing service program.

Mar 23, 2018

Nortek Patent: The Idiot Savant of Smart Garage Door Openers

IoT garage-door controller provides all the safety measures required of UL 985 for ‘unattended operation’ but it’s stupid simple for DIY installs.

Mar 21, 2018