Smart-Home Lessons from Diabetes Conference: Networks Matter, Regulation Thwarts Progress

By Michael Maniscalco · October 27, 2017 • Networking and smart-home veteran Michael Maniscalco shares insights from American Diabetes Association conference, bemoaning the lack of progress in integrating medical devices with home-automation, which could be a potential life saver.

T1D Diabetes IFTTT Project: Turn on Lights if Blood Glucose Levels are Critical

By Michael Maniscalco · October 3, 2017 • Type 1 diabetes (T1D) dad outlines DIY project utilizing NightScout, IFTTT, SmartThings and other IoT devices to enable a Dexcom constant glucose monitor to turn on lights when blood glucose reaches critical levels. #singfornicole

9 Interesting Home Automation Things You Might Have Missed at CEDIA

By Julie Jacobson · September 19, 2017 • CE Pro's Julie Jacobson discovers little home automation products and features that were easy to miss at CEDIA 2017, including Global Cache's potential as a smart-home hub, and good news on Nest API.

URC’s New Home Automation Drivers: IFTTT, Push-Notifications, Oppo, Wemo, More

By Julie Jacobson · July 27, 2017 • In time for CEDIA 2017, URC Total Control is one of the first pro-oriented home-automation systems to support IFTTT; Other new integrations include push notifications, Belkin Wemo, Oppo Blu-ray, and virtually anything that can issue an IP command. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

IoT Loose Ends: Alarm.com, Icontrol, Comcast, Vivint, Qolsys, FTC and the Smart-Home Landscape

By Julie Jacobson · December 27, 2016 • FTC scrutinizes acquisition of Icontrol by Alarm.com and Comcast; Vivint Smart Home cries foul; Who knew Alarm.com owned Zendo and a chunk of Qolsys?; and who are the IoT competitors these days? (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Control4 Works with Google Home, Google Assistant for IoT Voice Control via IFTTT

By Julie Jacobson · October 28, 2016 • Developer Chowmain updates IFTTT driver for Control4 home automation, adding support for Google Home IoT hub and Google Assistant voice control. CEO compares Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant integration platforms. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Enabling Richer Home Automation Through IFTTT Smart-Home Engine

By Julie Jacobson · May 7, 2015 • Home automation companies like HomeSeer enable multiple triggers and actions for IFTTT, the otherwise limited if/then engine for smart home devices. Plus: IFTT update in the pro channel.

Telguard’s HomeControl Flex Offers IFTTT Integration for Security, Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · April 14, 2015 • Professional security and home automation panels can integrate with 170+ smart home products via IFTTT. Telguard HomeControl Flex to be demo’d at ISC West 2015.

With Parse for IoT, Facebook Could Have the Next HomeKit Home Automation Platform

By Julie Jacobson · March 31, 2015 • Facebook subsidiary Parse has launched an IoT SDK for cloud-enabling IP devices, and eventually could link all these newly smart devices with cloud-based rules engines a la HomeKit or IFTTT.

Lutron Partners with IFTTT, Nest, Logitech, AT&T Digital Life, Apple

By Julie Jacobson · January 14, 2015 • New partners extend Lutron’s reach for its low-cost, cloud-enabled Caseta lighting controls and Serena motorized shading.

ADT Pulse Eying DIY Market with New Security, Home Automation Panel?

By Julie Jacobson · January 2, 2015 • ADT will showcase a new, proprietary all-in-one security/home automation system at CES 2015, along with IFTTT integration and perhaps a new deal with Nest.

CE Pro’s Top 5 Home Tech Trends & Opportunities for 2015

By Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2014 • Production home building, immersive home entertainment, more engaging home automation, the aware home and cloud-based networking top CE Pro's list of technology trends and opportunities for 2015.

ADT Pulse Teams with IFTTT, the DIY Home Automation Rules Engine

By Julie Jacobson · August 19, 2014 • IFTTT, the increasingly popular cloud-based home automation platform, is testing an ADT Pulse channel that marries pro-installed system with DIY rules engine.