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DIY Smart Home System Wink to Require $5/Month from Users

Former DIY smart home darling Wink reverses course and requires users to pay $5 per month or their systems will be disabled by May 31.

May 08, 2020’s First Big Home Automation Play: Ho-Hum Wink ‘Lookout’ Security System

The famous rapper acquired home-automation maker Wink earlier this year, and his first new DIY product is ... the unremarkable Lookout home-security app and some Z-Wave sensors.

Oct 27, 2017

Article IoTWinkZ-Wave and Wink’s First Z-Wave Devices: A Shift in Smart-Home Strategy?

FCC filings reveal Wink Labs, the home-automation developer recently acquired by (, is making its own Z-Wave security peripherals for the first time -- after years of handing that business to third-party IoT device makers.

Aug 06, 2017

Wink Acquired by Black Eyed Peas Rapper … Yes, Really

Smart-home platform and Quirky spin-off Wink has a new owner: musician and tech entrepreneur

Jul 28, 2017

Home Automation and Cryptography Expert on DDoS Attack: Don’t Blame IoT

Blaming last week’s Internet outage on the rise of connected devices is just a convenient meme, says encryption expert Will Price, founder of the home automation provider Simple Control (Roomie Remote).

Oct 24, 2016

The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation

Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?

Jun 29, 2016