Smart Home

Read: Matter Smart Home Standard Launch Date Delayed Again

Matter Smart Home Standard Launch Date Delayed Again

The standards group behind the Matter smart home protocol delayed the release of the specification until the fall of this year.

Read: Johnson Controls Introduces IQ Hub, a Lower-Cost Version of the IQ Panel 4

Johnson Controls Introduces IQ Hub, a Lower-Cost Version of the IQ Panel 4

The company says its IQ4 Hub was designed to target residential, SMB, builder, multifamily/MDU and wellness installations.

Read: Ring App Integrates ONVIF-Compatible Cameras

Ring App Integrates ONVIF-Compatible Cameras

Customers with Ring Alarm Pro and a Ring Protect Pro plan will be able to use their ONVIF-compatible cameras to gain access to Ring app features.

Read: Research: 86% of Smart Camera-only Owners Are Open to Upgrading to Full Security System

Research: 86% of Smart Camera-only Owners Are Open to Upgrading to Full Security System

Research firm Interpret found that current consumer preference provides an attractive path for integrators to first sell cameras, then add more complete systems.

Read: 5.5B Matter-Compliant Smart Home Devices Expected to Ship by 2030

5.5B Matter-Compliant Smart Home Devices Expected to Ship by 2030

Manufacturers want to make the Matter smart home specification the de facto standard with more than half of all devices able to connect.

Read: PowerShades to Provide PoE Shades for Experimental ‘Living Lab’ Home

PowerShades to Provide PoE Shades for Experimental ‘Living Lab’ Home

PowerShades’ PoE automated shades, called TRUEPoE, offer benefits found in the company’s RF automated product, among other advantages.

Read: Snap One Webinar to Debut Control4 & Josh.ai Campaign

Snap One Webinar to Debut Control4 & Josh.ai Campaign

Integrators can learn how Josh.ai products, now available exclusively to Control4 dealers via Snap One, enhance smart home integrated systems.

Read: Energy Management Potential Comes Into Focus in 2022

Energy Management Potential Comes Into Focus in 2022

As consumers and builders demand increased energy savings and reduced grid reliance, residential tech pros are armed with more power and tools to deliver.

Read: Most Consumers Enter Smart Home Experience With Standalone Devices

Most Consumers Enter Smart Home Experience With Standalone Devices

A strong preference for beginning with standalone devices has important implications for sales channels that tend to focus on systems, says research firm Interpret.

Read: Examining the Increasing Value of Choice for Home Security Consumers

Examining the Increasing Value of Choice for Home Security Consumers

Parks Associates has found that households are experimenting with different offers from security providers and standalone devices, ultimately expanding adoption.

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