Securifi Almond+ is Best $99 Home Automation System

By Julie Jacobson · January 16, 2013 • CES 2013: Tiny Almond+ home automation hub from Securifi packs Gigabit Ethernet router (4 ports), 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, ZigBee, macros, apps and cuteness.

Automated Door Locks Flood CES 2013: How Smart are They?

By Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2013 • Following leaders Schlage, Kwikset, Black & Decker and Yale, numerous start-ups introduced automated door locks at CES 2013. Here's the round-up.

CES 2013 Eureka: ‘Smart Film’ Replaces Curtains, Goes Light to Dark via Wi-Fi

By Julie Jacobson · January 10, 2013 • Controlled via Z-Wave or Wi-Fi, Aeon and Sonte "smart film" (developed by Opulis) adheres to windows, allows users to control opaqueness via mobile devices.

CES 2013 Eureka: FiveFive iOS-controlled Smart Lighting

By Julie Jacobson · January 9, 2013 • Start-up FiveFive has a sculpture that projects colored LED lighting onto the wall with some cool control features for fun or as an aid for the hearing impaired.