Builder Offers World’s First Wi-Fi Certified Smart Home w/Alexa

Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of homes, announced today the world’s first Wi-Fi Certified home designs featuring home automation built-in and voice control by Amazon Alexa. The company says this new program is part of its Everything’s … Continue reading

CES 2018 to Feature Smart City Technology

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced this week that at its upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2018 in Las Vegas, there will be a new area of focus on Smart City technologies. The group plans both a dedicated … Continue reading

New Data on Smart Home Market is Wildly Bullish

New research results released this week on the smart home market were wildly bullish on the recent impressive growth of the segment, as well as the continuing prospects for growth in the future. The survey, sponsored by PlumChoice, Inc (a … Continue reading

At Long Last, New Nest Products are Coming

Four New Models Would Double the Nest Line Bloomberg News is reporting that, after a long wait, Google Alphabet’s Nest division is finally preparing to launch multiple new models. Nest, which is seeking to become a dominant player in the … Continue reading

Control4 Beefs Up Routers with Built-In Cloud Monitoring Solution

Control4 Corporation announced today that it has launched a line of routers that are upgraded with their BakPak cloud-based remote monitoring and performance assessment capability built-in. The company says this is a “first for the industry.” See more on this … Continue reading

Sleep Soundly, Your Personal Security Robot Riley is Protecting You

iPatrol, a provider of home-monitoring solutions for the smart home, announces the availability of your own personal security robot they call Riley. Riley is an app-controlled Wi-Fi enabled roving security that patrols your house in the evening and alerts you … Continue reading

Nexia Brings Echo-Based Voice Control to Home Automation

Voice Command is ‘One of the Great Technological Breakthroughs’ Nexia, a division of monster company Ingersoll Rand and supplier of smart home products and solutions, announced this week that Nexia-certified products will now be able to be controlled with simple … Continue reading

Legrand & Samsung Partner on IoT Light Switch

IoT Product Launches are Increasing, From Samsung & Others Several announcements emerged this week from the Samsung Developer Conference being held in San Francisco – an event that has largely represented the launch of the first wave of Samsung’s assault … Continue reading

New Research: Smart Homes Market Will Grow to $58.7 Billion by 2020

New market research on the smart home market says the global consumer market will grow to be valued at around $58.7 billion by 2020. Market researcher MarketsandMarkets predicts that recent developments in the channel will fuel a 17% compound annual … Continue reading