DSC Iotega Security And Automation Solution And Apple HomeKit Support

Johnson Controls is pleased to announce that the DSC iotega wireless security and automation solution is adding support for Apple HomeKit, enabling consumers to manage not only their security system but also other home automation abilities using Apple’s Home app or Siri on their iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Myfox to Unveil New Standard in Home Security at CES Show

Myfox, the European smart home security expert, today announced that it will unveil its new Myfox Security System at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) in Las Vegas. CES 2015 marks both the company’s US launch and the launch of a new standard in home security. The new Myfox Security System along with other new Myfox products will be introduced at CES. Unveiled on January 4 and showcased throughout the duration of CES 2015 at Sands Booth 71429.

D-Link’s Latest Smart Home Hub Lets You Add Devices With a Scan

How cheap is too cheap? D-Link has found the sweet spot between low-priced, but low-quality smart home systems and pricey security systems. It’s now planning on opening up its system to many more accessories, judging by the DCH-G020 connected home hub that just passed through the FCC.

Swann Bets Home Security Trumps Automation in the Internet of Things

he Swann security system supports its own hardware, but also third-party products such as the Philips Hue Lighting system and the Nest thermostat (as well as its own). When the chief executive of Swann Security popped into see the chief technology officer a year or two ago, the resulting conversation changed the strategic direction of the company.

Swann sold security cameras and other sensors through retailers such as Harvey Norman and Dick Smith. It was a good business that was enjoying a period of sustained growth.

Cocoon Is a Smart Home Security Device That Uses Infrasonic Sound to Detect Intruder

Think of Cocoon as a guard dog (dogs are known for their ability to hear ultrasound, or sound frequencies above 20,000 Hz, while infrasound is below 20 Hz but you get the idea); one that can send you a push notification and an email whenever something seems amiss. And of course, it can also detect run-of-the-mill sound frequencies too.<

Deck the Halls With Smart Home Technology

2014 will go down in history as the year smart home technology went mainstream. Rapidly evolving security, entertainment, cleaning, and mobile technology have made home automation more affordable and easier to integrate than ever before. And this holiday season is the perfect time to give yourself and others the gift of smart home convenience.

Vivint Hosts Grand Opening of New Innovation Center

“We initially were a residential security provider,” said Todd Pedersen, Vivint CEO. “Now we are evolving rapidly. We are now working in connected homes, smart homes, Internet of things.”

Pedersen, who kicked off the meeting, spoke about the potential Vivint has with their Innovation Center. The smart home industry is projected to be an $800 million industry by 2018 and Internet of Things is supposed to be a multi-trillion dollar industry by 2020, he said.