All In SmartThings
Best Buy to sell new 2GIG-based security panel with Samsung SmartThings home-automation hub inside, including ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, security-sensor, and cellular radios. Presumably UL-listed for fire and life safety, with no-contract monitoring by ADT.
Julie Jacobson · October 02, 2017
Lennar is reportedly shedding traditional IoT products and ‘CEDIA’ installers in favor of wireless DIY home automation systems installed by Amazon Smart Home Services.
Julie Jacobson · July 19, 2017
Gotcha! A former Microsoft intern got his Yale classmates to apply for jobs at Hub, a fake startup with well-produced marketing video for a smart-home device.
Chelsea Cafiero · April 05, 2017
Capitalizing on its large female customer base, JCPenney is the latest big-box brand to get into home automation with new “Home Services,” featuring Samsung SmartThings and and other smart-home systems. [UPDATE: JCP is not installing the smart-home equipment, just the other five Home Services categories.]
Julie Jacobson · March 16, 2017
Avid DIY-er enlists ‘Do It For Me’ website HelloTech.com to help renovate her 1930s media room with Sonos, Amazon Echo, Lutron and Samsung SmartThings.
Lisa Montgomery · February 15, 2017
Samsung Electronics is acquiring Harman International for $112 per share, or $8 billion, largely for Harman’s leadership in automotive technology and consumer audio; IoT shows up in PR, but no mention of AMX.
Julie Jacobson · November 14, 2016
The preassembled bundle includes a Samsung SmartThings Hub, Leviton VRMX1 Z-Wave Dimmer and Leviton VRS15 Z-Wave Switch.
Steve Karantzoulidis · October 28, 2016
Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?
Julie Jacobson · June 29, 2016
If Icontrol is acquired by Comcast and Alarm.com, we’ll see a gaping hole in SHaaS (smart home as a service) providers for integrated home automation and professionally monitored security. Here are some likely contenders as the ‘next Icontrol’.
Julie Jacobson · June 17, 2016
Today: Buy this hub, build a smart home. Try: You know all those smart devices you already bought? Buy this hub to connect them together.
Julie Jacobson · January 16, 2016