Cloud-based security and home automation provider Alarm.com demos app for Pebble, shows Google Glass for installation purposes, intros networked server for local CCTV recording. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)
Building on growing momentum in the connected home space, several big name vendors including Yale Security, Silicon Labs, Samsung Electronics, Nest Labs, Freescale Semiconductor, Big Ass Fans and ARM, have joined forces to develop a new IP-based wireless networking protocol to connect devices.
The internet of things is about data. So this week's podcast we talk to a Splunk executive who connected his home and uses the data to inform his lifestyle and purchases. How much data to a smart home generate?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a new hot buzzword and like most buzzwords, its purpose and definition are grossly misunderstood. When some people hear the term IoT they immediately associate it with a refrigerator reminding us to order milk or our Fitbit wearable device tweeting how we just “crushed [...]
It's not quite artificial intelligence, but saying "Jeeves, lights!" will switch on the bulbs in the room. [Chipos81] built the voice-activated home automation around a Rapsberry Pi board with LightwaveRF devices switching lights and outlets.
The Internet of Things is changing simple homes into smart homes, where everything from your lights to your locks can be controlled from your smartphone. Here are a few products that can help you get started.
Smart home technology is state-of-the-art and undeniably cool. But does it help where it really matters— in consumers' pockets? (Are smart homes really what they seem? Read to determine if smart homes are really saving you money.
Is it an average suburban colonial or an interconnected home of the future? Between the coffee pot that begins to brew when a family member rises, the cabinets that announce the daily forecast and the ambient awareness lights that change color when t...