Automation

Read: Google Home, Assistant, Nest and Cast Merge as Unified Smart Home Ecosystem

Google Home, Assistant, Nest and Cast Merge as Unified Smart Home Ecosystem

With the new Google Home hub and Google Assistant speech-recognition engine, plus integration with Nest IoT devices and audio/video via Cast, Google will rival Apple (Homekit) and Amazon (Alexa) in voice-controlled home automation.

Read: Control4 Will Support Google Home, Google Assistant for IoT Voice Control Via IFTTT

Control4 Will Support Google Home, Google Assistant for IoT Voice Control Via IFTTT

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.

Read: Samsung SmartThings and Leviton Announce Strategic Partnership

Samsung SmartThings and Leviton Announce Strategic Partnership

The initial offering will consist of a pre-packaged lighting control automation bundle.

Read: Large Utah Integrator Rebrands to Target Smart Home Market

Large Utah Integrator Rebrands to Target Smart Home Market

AMP Security has announced a new name – AMP Smart – and unveiled a new home automation package using Qolsys equipment and Alarm.com service.

Read: SNG 2016 Revolves Around Interconnected Systems and Security Connections

SNG 2016 Revolves Around Interconnected Systems and Security Connections

A couple hundred top executives and thought leaders exchanged ideas and contact info during the two-day affair.

Read: Home Automation Training Venture HAUS Closes, Liquidates Assets

Home Automation Training Venture HAUS Closes, Liquidates Assets

Three principals of the high-end integration firm Xssentials launched an ambitious franchise-like business one year ago called HAUS (Home Automation University), but the group couldn’t attract members quickly enough to sustain the costly venture.

Read: New Survey Shows Security Is Primary Entry Point for Smart Home Shoppers

New Survey Shows Security Is Primary Entry Point for Smart Home Shoppers

The security of the IoT devices themselves is also a chief concern among potential consumers.

Read: A Glance at Top Trends in Smart Home Technology

A Glance at Top Trends in Smart Home Technology

Here are 10 leading innovations that will shape the way your customers interact with and enjoy their homes.

Read: What Are the Top 3 Trends Impacting the Global Residential Security Systems Market?

What Are the Top 3 Trends Impacting the Global Residential Security Systems Market?

The global residential security systems market is forecast to grow at a consistent pace through 2020 due to increased safety measures required by residential dwellings, according to Technavio.

Read: Wink Inks Deal to Sell New Smart Home Hub at Walmart

Wink Inks Deal to Sell New Smart Home Hub at Walmart

The Wink Hub 2 is the next generation of the company’s original home automation hub, which users have connected to more than 1.7 million products.

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