Articles Tagged with ''smart home''

Jan. 27, 2015: Carrier and ecobee Expand Their Strategic Relationship

Combines Carrier’s Heating and Cooling Expertise with ecobee’s Leadership in Smart Thermostats

Carrier Corp. announced that it has made a minority equity investment in ecobee Inc., marking an expansion in the parties’ strategic relationship following their collaboration to create the new Wi-Fi-enabled Carrier® Côr™ thermostat.

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Jan. 19, 2015: The Number of Homes with Smart Thermostats Doubled in 2014

North American Market Recorded 107 Percent Growth; European Market Grew 96 Percent

The number of homes in North America and Europe with a smart thermostat grew by 105 percent to 3.2 million in 2014, according to a new research report from Berg Insight. The North American market recorded 107 percent growth while the European market grew by 96 percent.

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Jan. 13, 2015: Carrier Introduces New Smart Thermostat

Thermostat Is Said to Reduce Home Comfort Costs by an Average of 20 Percent

Carrier has introduced a new smart thermostat that the company said fuses the convenience of smart device remote access with improved HVAC system efficiency. With a 3.5-inch, full-color touch screen, the Cor™ thermostat responds automatically via its built-in proximity sensor and welcomes users with an intuitive interface, said Carrier.

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Smarter Homes on the Horizon

Advancing Technology, Big Players Push Automation Ahead

As technology advances and major players like Apple and Google step into this market, more consumers are going to start demanding products that can integrate and function in a smart home system. And as consumers start to expect more from their HVAC equipment, they’ll also expect more from their contractor.

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Dec. 2, 2014: ZigBee 3.0 Creates Single, Open, Global Wireless Standard

ZigBee Alliance Unifies Application Standards for Internet of Things

The ZigBee® Alliance, a nonprofit association of organizations creating open, global standards to define the Internet of Things, has announced the unification of its wireless standards into a single standard named ZigBee 3.0.

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Nov. 26, 2014: Early Smart Home Adopters Expect 50+ Wireless Sensors in Their Home by 2018

Data Reliability Was Selected as the Most Important Feature of a Smart Home System

According to an ON World survey with over 1,000 U.S. adults, over a third believe they will have wireless sensors in their home within five years and 20 percent of the likely adopters expect to have 50 or more wireless sensors installed within the next five years. 

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Nov. 25, 2014: GE and Quirky Announce Connected Home Products

Companies Introduce Multiple New Smart Home Products

GE and Quirky have unveiled seven new connected home products — including a smart HVAC controller designed to replace thermostats — that are available now on the new At the website, consumers can purchase more than 100 Wink-compatible partner products from 15 brands.

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Nov. 12, 2014: US Consumers Eager for Internet of Things in the Home, Survey Reveals

Cost Savings, Safety and Security Cited as Primary Drivers Behind Smart Home Adoption

Savant®, a leading smart home technology company, has released new survey results that indicate more than half of consumers in the United States believe that home automation will be an everyday feature in less than 10 years.

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Oct. 14, 2014: Google-Backed Home Automation Group Accepting New Members

Thread Group to Build Connected Home Products Using Its New Wireless Networking Protocol

The Thread Group announced that it has opened membership and will begin accepting applications from companies interested in using the Thread protocol in their products. The group was established in July by seven companies to develop Thread, a new IP-based wireless mesh networking protocol designed specifically for the home.

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Oct. 7, 2014: ZigBee Alliance Announces Updated Remote Control Standard for Smart Homes

Consumers Can Directly Control All Devices in a Home with One Remote Control

The ZigBee Alliance has announced the ratification of the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard for smart home remote control using fast, reliable radio frequency technology.

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