Posts tagged as: Home Automation

New Color Smart Bulbs From GE Work With Google Home

GE announced new additions to its C by GE line of smart lights today, with the featured product being its first full-color model. Like the rest of the C by GE line, the color bulb doesn’t require a hub. Instead, it uses Bluetooth and can be controlled directly from your phone. The new bulb is […]

Belkin Addresses Security Issues With WeMo Devices

Belkin has rolled out an update that patches the five vulnerabilities listed by FEMA’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team for their WeMo line. This security hole affects up to 500,000 WeMo devices, and as CERT states, the vulnerability could result in anything from a fire to the waste of electricity. These holes were recently discovered and […]

Google Acquires Nest for 3.2 Billion

Google announced today that it has entered into an agreement to buy Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest’s mission is to reinvent unloved but important devices in the home such as thermostats and smoke alarms. Since its launch in 2011, the Nest Learning Thermostat has been a consistent best seller–and the recently launched […]

Belkin Debuts iOS and Android Compatible WeMo Insight Switch

Belkin has announced the release of a new home-automation tool, the WeMo Insight Switch, an iPhone-compatible device that allows users to turn lights and appliances on and off remotely. The WeMo Insight is the successor to Belkin’s initial WeMo Switch, and it improves upon the older version by adding the ability to monitor power usage. […]

Control4 and Cisco Sign Strategic Agreement

Control4 has announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with Cisco to deliver network-enabled automation platforms for connected smart communities and home energy deployments around the world. Cisco is leading an investment in Control4, and the collaboration between the two companies includes the integration of Control4 technology into Cisco’s Service Delivery Platform (SDP) and […]

Managed Automation Services Are Transforming Home Security

Home automation systems have traditionally been installed in one of two ways: the economical, do-it-yourself model, and the expensive custom-designed installation. Both approaches limited potential size of the market: the first by requiring the homeowner to have technical expertise, the second because of its expense. “The key inhibitors are the newness of the technology to […]

HomeSeer Releases Android App for Home Control and Automation

HomeSeer Technologies announces the release of its new HSTouch Android app. HSTouch is a fully customizable, graphical interface for all HomeSeer home automation systems and will run on virtually any touchscreen including in-wall, stand-alone, tablet, and mobile devices. The new Android app puts HomeSeer home automation within easy reach of any Android phone or tablet […]

A Greener Home Network from Green Peak

GreenPeak Technologies has announced that it is teaming up with the world’s top Consumer Electronics companies, Service Providers and the ZigBee Alliance to help roll out the next big thing – The Third Wireless Network for home and office that is Green and conserves energy. Operating concurrently in the home with Wi-Fi internet and cordless […]

Control4 Releases Home Monitor Apps for Android/BlackBerry

Control4 today announced new mobile apps for the BlackBerry and Droid, making the Control4 Mobile Navigator available for users across all leading smartphone platforms. These new applications, developed by Control UI, build on the success of Mobile Navigator for the iPhone/iPod Touch, which was introduced last year and has since been adopted by thousands of […]

Schlage Offers Home Control From Your Cell Phone

Schlage has announced availability of the Trane Remote Energy Management Thermostat, which enables owners of the Schlage LiNK keypad lock/home-management system to remotely monitor and control home cooling and heating from any computer and most Web-enabled mobile phones, including Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s BlackBerry. The Trane thermostat is the latest accessory for the Schlage LiNK […]

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