Home automation is emerging as one of the primary drivers in the rising popularity of the IoT (Internet of Things) concept. Popular home automation / smart home technologies include programmable thermostats (such as Nest and Honeywell Lyric) and remote controlled lights (such as the Philips Hue). IP cameras have been around as a security solution for quite some time, but they have not traditionally been included in the IoT discussions. As the smart home concept gains popularity, these three product categories are set to experience rapid growth. Netgear is building upon their VueZone purchase by introducing the next generation wire-free cameras under the Arlo brand name. Simplicity and ease of use are primary drivers for the adoption of the VueZone family of cameras. Important updates...

Logitech Targets Home Automation Play with Harmony Living Home Lineup

Home Automation and Control - Setting the Stage The increasing popularity of home automation (HA) equipment has fueled the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. However, the low barrier to entry...

26 by Ganesh T S on 9/17/2014

Broadcom WICED Sense Boosts IoT Development Ecosystem

The Internt of Things (IoT) revolution is in the process of taking off in a big way with the rising popularity of wearables and home automation platforms. Different vendors...

1 by Ganesh T S on 8/28/2014

Thread Group Moots New IP Wireless Networking Protocol for IoT

The increasing popularity of home automation (HA) equipment as well as the upcoming wearable market opportunities have fueled the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution. In the home automation front...

14 by Ganesh T S on 7/15/2014

Ubiquiti Networks Launches mFi In-Wall Manageable Devices

With the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution underway, consumers want the ability to control devices in an automated and easy manner. The home automation market has also received a...

14 by Ganesh T S on 7/2/2014

D-Link Enters Home Automation Market with Wi-Fi Smart Plug

In our coverage of CES 2014, we had pointed out leaks about D-Link's entry into the home automation market with a 'smart' plug controlled via Wi-Fi. Today, D-Link is...

12 by Ganesh T S on 5/6/2014

Ubiquiti Networks mFi mPower Wi-Fi Power Strip Review

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is happening right now. As smartphones proliferate, consumers want the ability to control devices in an automated and easy manner. Remotely switching a...

61 by Ganesh T S on 11/21/2013

Sigma Designs Updates Z-Wave SoC Portfolio for Affordable Home Automation

The rise of connected devices has brought about an increased interest in home automation amongst consumers. Readers looking for a brief background on the various home automation (HA) technologies...

1 by Ganesh T S on 3/19/2013

Securifi's Almond+ 802.11ac Touchscreen Wi-Fi Router Integrates ZigBee and Z-Wave

It isn't often that we write about products seeking crowd funding. We had written about ioSafe's Indiegogo campaign for the N2 NAS back in September 2012, and the review...

20 by Ganesh T S on 3/5/2013

Philips Hue: Automated Home Lighting Gets Colorful

Philips sent out a review sample of their new Hue lighting system, a set of three Hue lights with the Hue Bridge that allows you to remotely control the...

94 by Ashu Joshi on 3/1/2013

Visible Energy UFO Power Center Smart Power Strip Review

Home automation technologies have become more accessible to consumers over the last couple of years. As computing moves from PCs to the cloud, tablets and smartphones and, then, onto...

35 by Ganesh T S on 10/26/2012

Home Automation and the 'Internet of Things'

Home automation (hereafter referred to as HA) refers to the mechanization and automatic control of various residential activities. It typically provides for centralized control of electrical appliances (such as...

53 by Ganesh T S on 10/4/2012

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