Honeywell aims to use the IoT to put building controls in occupants’ hands

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American multinational conglomerate Honeywell has launched a mobile application, Honeywell Vector Occupant App, to address common frustrations of building occupants, including control over their comfort levels and ability to securely move about the workplace.

The app combines the convenience of mobile devices with connected building features and is an example of Honeywell’s efforts in the Internet of Things around connected buildings. It helps to enhance building...

By IoT News, 22 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Beecham: Smart homes remain “overpriced, undersold and misunderstood”

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While smart home gadgets have to provide a level of comfort living, they are usually overpriced and beyond the price reach of most homeowners, according to a report from Beecham Research.

The researchers argue a lack of awareness and a lack of knowledge of smart home products and their benefits, along with concerns of data privacy and lack of device interoperability are the problems hindering the growth of the smart home market. But on the other hand, the report predicts the...

By IoT News, 24 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Tech giants including Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, and IBM form Partnership on AI

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The world's biggest advancements often come from talented individuals putting their minds together with a common goal. Today's giants of tech started with humble beginnings – such as in a garage or dorm room – but are now brimming with talent looking for the next big thing. 

A collective of the world's biggest technology pioneers has joined forces in a historic partnership to advance...

By Ryan Daws, 29 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Standards.

Control4 becomes latest company to join Z-Wave Alliance

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Whole home automation company Control4 has joined the membership of the Z-Wave Alliance, a global membership organisation dedicated to advancing the Z-Wave wireless smart home protocol.

Control4 will be offering its customers and certified custom integrators a wide variety of choices in smart home automation devices and will also expand its interoperability.

Taking up the Z-Wave Alliance membership, Control4 joins over 375 additional supporters of the Z-Wave...

By IoT News, 20 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.

Control4 integrates with Amazon Alexa for smart home automation with a single command

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The new Control4 Smart Home Skill has been integrated with Amazon’s voice-enabled service, Alexa, which provides the convenience of whole-home automation via simple and intuitive voice commands triggering smart home scenes and control individual devices.

Control4 synchronises with all the connected devices in a smart home to pre-set scenes to set the mood, create ambiance, and provide convenience. For instance, a single voice command allows the Control4 skill for Alexa create a...

By IoT News, 16 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Homes.