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Automation

Read: Z-Wave Seeks to Save House Fire Losses

Z-Wave Seeks to Save House Fire Losses

Learn how Z-Wave technology is being leveraged to enhance fire/life-safety efforts in the home.

Read: Napco Releases First Control4-Certified Security Panel

Napco Releases First Control4-Certified Security Panel

By incorporating Control4’s Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) into its Gemini security panel, Napco aims to strengthen its position in the security/home automation realm.

Read: Leviton Acquires Home Automation Firm BitWise Controls

Leviton Acquires Home Automation Firm BitWise Controls

Leviton Security & Automation adds Colorado-based BitWise Controls to its family, having already carried the automation company’s controllers and now adding its base of iOS and Android GUIs.

Read: Vivint Acquires Cloud Storage Startup Space Monkey

Vivint Acquires Cloud Storage Startup Space Monkey

The deal positions Vivint to expand its efforts in the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace.

Read: AT&T Partners to Conduct Digital Life Trials in Europe

AT&T Partners to Conduct Digital Life Trials in Europe

Based in Madrid, Spain, Telefonica SA will become the first carrier to test AT&T’s Digital Life home-security service in Europe.

Read: How Home Automation Changed the Residential Security Market

How Home Automation Changed the Residential Security Market

Research firm IHS notes that homeowners are no longer purchasing alarm systems solely for security, but want to add more features that are life safety and convenience driven

Lowe’s Study Reveals Security Is Main Reason Consumers Purchase ‘Smart Home’

Data from the Lowe’s 2014 Smart Home Survey reveals that 62 percent of Americans rank security and home monitoring as the most beneficial reason to own a smart home.

Read: ADT Partners With IFTTT for DIY Home Automation Channel

ADT Partners With IFTTT for DIY Home Automation Channel

Popular cloud-based home automation platform IFTTT is testing an ADT Pulse channel to engage customers with a DIY element.

Read: Samsung Reportedly Buying Smart Home Firm for $200M

Samsung Reportedly Buying Smart Home Firm for $200M

Samsung seeks to break into the home automation market with the purchase of smart home company SmartThings.

Report: Global Home Automation Market to Grow 24.5% Annually

New research says the market was worth $3.6 billion in 2012 with continued strong growth projected through 2019.

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