Today at the International CES 2014 Physical Graph Corp. introduced the SmartThings Labs, a new category in their SmartApps catalog that will give users early access to up and coming features currently undergoing the beta testing. The three products we’re debuting in the SmartThings Lab are currently being showcased in our #HelloSmartHome connected house at CES: Philips hue, Belkin WeMo, and Sonos. Supposedly integration for other products demoed at the CES (like Jawbone and the August smart lock) will be coming to SmartThings Labs in the coming months. For more information on the new SmartThings Labs apps please see SmartThings Blog.
Safety Shouldn’t Be Annoying, Nest Protect Addresses Nuisance Alarms and Low-Battery Chirps to Help Keep Families Safe Palo Alto, California — October 8, 2013 — Nest Labs, Inc. (www.nest.com) announced today breakthrough innovation that redefines what people should expect from their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. These products should keep us safe, not annoy us. Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide™ does much more than just sound a shrill alarm when there’s danger in your home. It speaks to you, telling you where the danger is and what the problem is. And before it sounds a piercing alarm, Nest Protect […]
CommandFusion’s iViewer, a professional automation remote control product, is now available on the Google Play Store for use on Android devices. Melbourne, Australia — 28th of May, 2013 Previously only available on iOS devices, the automation and control application iViewer 4 now allows integrators of automation and control systems to create their own custom graphical user interfaces (GUIs) on Android devices. These GUIs can be used to control any system that is controllable via Ethernet. Utilizing CommandFusion’s free ‘guiDesigner’ Windows program, users can create a GUI that looks and behaves the way they desire. Some uses for iViewer 4 include controlling a home […]
IRVINE, Calif., May 22, 2013 – INSTEON®, manufacturers of the best-selling, most reliable home automation and control technology, today announced the European launch of its easy to install and affordable home automation devices, opening the doors for savvy homeowners all across Europe who are looking to embrace the connected home experience. Cleverly designed and so easy you can install it yourself, INSTEON offers a reliable and affordable home automation solution. The system starts with the INSTEON Hub; a simple and straightforward device that connects you to your home from anywhere in the world from your smartphone or tablet. The first wave of […]
Never again leave home without knowing that your possessions and loved ones are safe. The INSTEON Smoke Bridge monitors First Alert® ONELINK® smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This allows you to create email and text message alerts that can be sent to you no matter where you are. Monitor the state of your home and be alerted to smoke, fire and carbon monoxide. When paired with an INSTEON Hub, the Smoke Bridge can send alerts to your smartphone via text or email informing you that something is wrong, giving you the knowledge to act to save your home and family […]
Here’s an interesting overview of the future (and current) home technologies from the Business Insider.
Great news are coming from INSTEON this morning. Smarthome products will now be available in over 100 BestBuy stores nationwide. You can find a closest BestBuy store and a 10% in-store coupon here.
West Hartford, CT, (November 15, 2012) – Legrand, North America today announced that it has acquired NuVo Technologies, LLC (NuVo), a company based in Hebron, Kentucky and a recognized leader in whole home audio solutions. NuVo will continue to operate as an independent business within Legrand’s Home Systems division and focus on home audio markets under the NuVo brand name. The acquisition is consistent with Legrand’s proactive strategy and business objective to acquire market leading companies that complement its product line portfolio. The addition of NuVo’s high quality multi-room audio systems strengthens Legrand’s significant audio offering across all of its professional channels.
Smarthome has outran Google in bringing the first remotely-controllable light bulb to the market. The dual-band INSTEON LED light bulb does not require plug-in modules or special hardwired wall switches. All circuitry is located inside the light bulb, which could be controlled by itself or as part of an automation scene. It’s fully dimmable and produces as much light as 60 Watt incandescent bulb, consuming only 8 Watt and lasting up to 50,000 hours. The INSTEON LED light bulb is available for pre-order from Smarthome (Item# 2672-222) for $29.99
Jan 20, 2012 – Cortexa Automation Releases New Home Automation Ready (HAR™) Controller. New Controller to Support INSTEON® Wireless Home Control Solutions. Austin, TX – Cortexa Automation announces the release of its new Home Automation Ready (HAR™) Controller with support for INSTEON wireless home control systems. Cortexa’s INSTEON compatible controller gives homeowners and installers access to the easiest and quickest way to set up their INSTEON devices – whether it us a simple lighting control solution or and advanced home automation network. The Cortexa EZ Home Automation Ready (HAR) Controller offers home and small business owners an easy and convenient way […]