5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Smart Locks

Sticking with a single wireless protocol and avoiding integrated security will stifle your smart door lock sales and and hurt your profits.

Feb 21, 2020

Google Nest Hub Max Not Really ‘Interoperable’ with other Thread Home Automation Devices

As first consumer device ‘Built on Thread’, new Google/Nest smart display will be “compatible” with other compliant products, but that doesn’t mean they’ll interoperate in one smart-home ecosystem.

Oct 09, 2019

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.

Jan 06, 2019

ZigBee, Thread Complete Dotdot 1.0 Home Automation Spec for CES 2019

In time for CES 2019, ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group complete Dotdot 1.0 home-automation spec to deliver ZigBee IoT standard over IP.

Jan 03, 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.

Oct 09, 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.

Aug 10, 2018