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Home Automation System Demo of Control4 Smart Home Technology

Home Automation System http://control4.com/ Join us on a tour of a Control4 home automation system in McKinney, Texas. Control4 dealer Byron Baird of Diem Di... (Smart home technology & house automation system demo.
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Lockitron - Keyless Entry Using Your Phone

https://lockitron.com/ Lockitron lets you lock or unlock your door from anywhere in the world Any smartphone can use Lockitron through its intuitive two-butt...
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Building the Internet of Things

Building the Internet of Things | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
Microsoft StreamInsight is designed to provide timely reactions to continuously arriving data without writing the data to disk for analysis and querying. Many IoT applications need to analyze incoming data in near-real time—right after the data is acquired from the sources. Think of that smart grid application we mentioned that needs to react quickly to a surge in electricity demand to rebalance the power grid.
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At CES 2013, Could "Connected Home" Become a Reality? - Lauren ...

At CES 2013, Could "Connected Home" Become a Reality? - Lauren ... | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
Could something as simple as the lightbulb be the gateway drug to connected appliances?
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LG's Smart Home Gets A Lot Smarter In 2013, The Company ...

LG's Smart Home Gets A Lot Smarter In 2013, The Company ... | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
LG held its press conference this morning at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, and while there wasn't much unveiled that we haven't seen before from the Korean..
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Almond+ Wireless Router And Smart Home Hub Hits Kickstarter, Pre ...

Almond+ Wireless Router And Smart Home Hub Hits Kickstarter, Pre ... | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
The Almond+, a successor to Securifi's popular Almond home wireless router, made its Kickstarter debut today after making its first hardware demo appeara..
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Nest, The iPod Of Smart Home Tech, Preps Consumers For The ...

Nest, The iPod Of Smart Home Tech, Preps Consumers For The ... | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
The Nest's clean design, easy installation and wide availability is helping to plant the concept of smart home technology into the lives of everyday, non-techie consumers,
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Smart Home: Green + Wired

Smart Home: Green + Wired | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
See how to make eco-friendly living part of your lifeOne of Chicago's greenest homes is re-opened for 2012 with new decor and innovative ways to live green! On a 20-minute tour, explore the three-storyhome with an eco-friendly interior, showcasing re-used and refurbished pieces given new life by Chicago furnishing store Scout. See unique pieces like a dining room table that was formerly a maintenance table in a South Side steel plant, inventive light fixtures made from old globes, cabinets salvaged from an Illinois law office, and lamps made from reclaimed iron pillars.You’ll be inspired to recycle in a whole new way when you see how older furniture andhome items have been transformed.
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Home Automation Technology that is Progressively Simple

Home Automation Technology that is Progressively Simple | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
Savant’s groundbreaking home automation solutions are designed to bring together all of the smart hometechnologies, media content, and internet connectivity that, when working in concert, result in an efficient and comfortable lifestyle. At Savant, we merge all of this exciting home control functionality and place it at your fingertips through sleek and intuitive user interfaces that are already a part of everyday life for many people—Apple’s® iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®.Enjoy the ultimate convenience of a custom-tailored SmartHome that easily connects to and manages multipleintelligent control services and devices simultaneously, effortlessly synchronizing countless commands to suit each household member’s smart home control preferences.
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Internet of Things: Hype or Reality?

Internet of Things: Hype or Reality? | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
The market for Internet of Things is said to be in the billions of dollars. (RT @jcjohnson: Internet of Things: Hype or Reality?
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5 Reasons to Go Smart in Your Home - Wayne County Journal Banner

5 Reasons to Go Smart in Your Home - Wayne County Journal Banner | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
5 Reasons to Go Smart in Your Home Wayne County Journal Banner (NewsUSA) - Remember the 1999 Disney Channel original movie "Smart House," where current "Sons of Anarchy" queen Katey Sagal plays the computerized personality of a highly technical...
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Affordable Ways To Turn Your Home Into A Smart Home / Next GEN Home

Affordable Ways To Turn Your Home Into A Smart Home / Next GEN Home | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
On this hi-tech world, we have put some amazing, next generation gadgets that will help you to make your simple home, a next generation Smart Home with all hi-tech features (Affordable Ways To Turn Your Home Into A #SmartHome
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10 Smart Home Technologies Made for the iPhone - Gadget Review

10 Smart Home Technologies Made for the iPhone - Gadget Review | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
Gadget Review10 Smart Home Technologies Made for the iPhoneGadget ReviewVery creative and innovative companies are producing some amazing smart home technologies that can be controlled with the iPhone.
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Just toured the HGTV Smart Home and it's pretty amazing #hgtv #smarthome

Just toured the HGTV Smart Home and it's pretty amazing #hgtv #smarthome | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
Photo uploaded by Jax Magazine on Lockerz (RT @JacksonvilleMag: Just toured the HGTV Smart Home and it's pretty amazing #hgtv #smarthome http://t.co/7OYmLQAExX)...
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Internet of Things, Quantified Self and Smart Cities in context...

The cutting edge and complete overview of all key cases and examples within the Quantified Self and Internet of Things (IoT) movements across the globe. As an
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Smart house technology is not as futuristic as we think

Smart house technology is not as futuristic as we think | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
A smart house (also known as Intelligent Home, Home Hontrol or Building Control), is basically a computer system that can monitor a wide range of daily living and home control tasks.
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2013: The year of the Internet of Things | MIT Technology Review

2013: The year of the Internet of Things | MIT Technology Review | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things probably already influences your life. And if it doesn't, it soon will, say computer scientists.
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Smart appliances help run your household

Smart appliances help run your household | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
"Grilled chicken was on the menu. The fridge confirmed that it had all the necessary ingredients inside, then signalled the oven to start warming up. I could have watched TV while it was heating — the oven can flash a message on the screen when it reaches the correct temperature."
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Our future connected homes

Our future connected homes | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
At CES, many new companies sprouted in the Connected Home category, the goal of which is to enable ordinary consumers to install connected devices without.
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Wi-Fi Thermostats Connect Utilities to Consumers | MIT Technology Review

Wi-Fi Thermostats Connect Utilities to Consumers | MIT Technology Review | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
Smart meters are often seen as a technology to link the electricity grid and homes, but smart thermostats appear to be gaining more attention from technology providers and utilities. At the utility industry conference DistribuTech this week, thermostat giant Honeywell announced its Energy Management Platform, a system developed with energy efficiency software company OPower. It includes a programmable thermostat to schedule heating and cooling but, because it’s connected to the Internet from a home broadband connection, utilities can offer services through it. Using Opower’s cloud-based software, people fill out a questionnaire and then get customized recommendations to improve home energy efficiency. Utilities can also operate demand response programs through the thermostat, where consumers get a rebate for allowing the utility to change thermostat settings to lower energy use during peak times. The hope is that easy-to-use smart phone and tablet apps, which let people remotely control their heating and cooling, will increase the participation in these efficiency and demand response programs. Programmable thermostats have been around for years, but are often left un-programmed because they’re hard to operate. The arrival of popular Nest thermostat and apps to program thermostats has helped make them more consumer-friendly. Smart thermostats won’t replace smart meters, which utilities have invested in for automatic billing or to help locate power outages. But smart thermostats can help utilities better communicate with consumers and run demand response programs. Also this week, Comverge introduced utility software geared at making it easier to run demand-response with connected thermostats and home broaband. Click headline to read more--
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A Smarter Home wuth Savant

A Smarter Home wuth Savant | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
Savant offers smart home technologies with iPod remote control and iPad home automation systems featuring home theater control, whole house audio control, climate control systems, intelligent lighting, home automation security control and more.
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How the Internet of Things will transform building management - Business Green

How the Internet of Things will transform building management - Business Green | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
How the Internet of Things will transform building management Business Green Intelligent, machine-to-machine, or M2M, applications that use sensors to collect information about operating conditions combined with cloud-hosted analytics software that...
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Everything You Need To Know About The New Internet—The 'Internet Of Things'

Everything You Need To Know About The New Internet—The 'Internet Of Things' | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
You think mobile devices and the Internet have changed the world? You haven’t seen anything yet.
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Controlling the 'Smart Home' With Tablets and Smartphones - New York Times

Controlling the 'Smart Home' With Tablets and Smartphones - New York Times | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
Controlling the 'Smart Home' With Tablets and SmartphonesNew York TimesA few years ago, I bought a $25 wall switch that could automatically turn my porch light on at dusk and off at sunrise, hoping to make my 1920s-era home a bit smarter.
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Home energy management market lags behind smart grid installation | DenveriJournal.com

Home energy management market lags behind smart grid installation | DenveriJournal.com | The SmartHome | Scoop.it
While clean-energy pundits express concern over slow growth in home energy management market, it may just be due to intelligent consumerism, as utilities still struggle with a clear vision of the field. “The home energy management (HEM) market continues to struggle for more traction,” states a recent study by the Pike Research Group of Boulder, which specializes in in-depth analysis of clean technology markets. “By now, with major deployments of smart grid infrastructure in place, the expectation had been that a smarter grid would be enabling the wider use of new tools and incentives for consumers to use energy more efficiently,” the study states. “The HEM market has been stuck in near neutral, though, with numerous trials and only a few cases of industry-led deployments or significant consumer uptake.” But while utilities continue to invest in smart grids and would love to see the reduction in peak demand that home energy management could bring, there is still concern over whether the gains will ever be much more than marginal. The market, which is obviously competing with low natural gas prices, can also be extremely confusing for consumers, with numerous competing technological solutions and products. “We really don’t know how many people are using these products,” said Gabriel Romero, a spokesman for Xcel Energy of Colorado. “Boulder is pretty much the first city (in Colorado) to really have a total smart grid, and what we’re doing in that community is the model for other communities. Xcel’s SmartGridCity project in Boulder suffered some problems of its own, with costs soaring from an initial $15.5 million estimate to $44.5 million. The company was also prevented from recovering the final $16.6 million of those costs by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, at least until Xcel could show customer benefits and a comprehensive plan. Kelley Rapoza, the SmartGridCity project manager for Xcel, said the program is collecting data and won’t have good results until the end of this year. Key for the company’s plans is how much participation the program actually garners from the 1,149 homes installed with home energy management systems during a series of tests, one of which might be bumping up the thermostat on participating homes during the heat of a summer day, Rapoza said. Click headline to read more--
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