More than 30 products submitted for Thread certification testing
November 25, 2015
Following the release of the Thread 1.0 technical specification for the connected home, the Thread Group has launched the first phase of its product certification program. Led by the group in conjunction with UL, the program provides testing for products that use Thread to help ensure that they work together securely out of the box.
Safety and security are primary motivators for consumers adopting smart home solutions
November 24, 2015
Parks Associates has released new industry research reports on the smart home and connected devices indicating that security is leading the way in this market area followed by connected lighting and smart thermostats. The new reports provide in-depth analysis of industry trends and consumer research.
Multiple competing protocols and standards are creating confusion for customers
November 23, 2015
Through devices such as smart thermostats that allow users to remotely control household temperatures or LED lights that can be switched on and off from a smartphone, the much-hyped Internet of Things (IoT) concept has arrived in the residential setting, says Navigant Research.
The new standards focus on the interoperability of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
November 17, 2015
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and LONMARK International announced that two of their standards — ANSI/CEA-709.5 and ANSI/CEA 709.6 — are now approved American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards for home and building automation.
Home automation refers to all such systems, whether used as a single application or as integrated solutions
November 2, 2015
The global home automation market was valued at $4.41 billion in 2014, and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.3 percent from 2014 to 2020, reaching $21.6 billion by 2020, according to a report by Transparency Market Research.
Research analysts expect the market to grow exponentially
October 26, 2015
The global smart thermostat market is projected to generate revenue of more than $1.3 billion by 2019, according to a report by Sandler Research. The report states that one of the main challenges faced by the smart thermostats market is the high initial cost, which exceeds that of conventional thermostats.
The iComfort S30 smart thermostat’s Mobile Setup App lets technicians remotely monitor and adjust the system during setup without having to walk back and forth between the thermostat and the indoor/outdoor unit.