Are Alexa Enabled Devices a blessing for the home automation industry? We try to answer this question through the lens of marketing and by noting the similarities between the revolutionary iPhone and Amazon Echo trends.
The world of home automation devices continues to break milestones in 2018 as we move towards a more seamless smart home experience. From the rise of voice assistant speakers to the move towards mainstream-inization of wireless protocols such as Zigbee and Z-Wave, we’ve decided to summarize some of the most notable news of the industry this year.
A notable business intelligence firm in the IoT sector, ON World, released a report noting that Zigbee chips will dominate the market by 2023. In particular they noted that by 2023, the sales of the chips will reach one billion annually, marking 85% of the expected 4.5 billion cumulative IEEE 802.15.4 mesh device worldwide market.
The WWDC of June 2017 was a blast for all Apple fans, but home automation enthusiasts were most interested in the HomePod. Is the manufacturer about to become the center of your wireless home ecosystem? Let’s check out the smart home Apple envisions to be the Future.
Smart home technology is all around us, but what’s the security of Z-Wave, the wireless communications protocol that drives the inter-connectivity of your devices? The world around us is changing by the second. Innovation in wireless connectivity and the protocols that allow devices to talk to each other is what makes smart homes a reality. Home automation […]
One of the biggest issues with IOT and the range of smart home devices is security and the risk of malware. With huge worldwide infections that have effected everything from child monitors to doorbells. As the world of IOT starts to find it’s feet, security is going to be paramount to placating people’s worries and taking the industry from the peripheries, and into the mainstream
You have probably heard recently about the ransomware attack that hit over 100 countries last week, and caused havoc for many large companies including the UK’s National Health Service. This attack brought hospitals and doctor’s surgeries to their knees, cancelling operations and causing legitimate worry for a health service already under severe strain.
Currently, the IOT devices that garner the most headlines tend to be pretty obvious. Light switches, thermostats, and video doorbells have all hit the headlines in recent months, as consumers become more accustomed to seeing connected devices around the home.
In the eyes of tech companies, the consumer living space has become the latest battleground for your hard earned cash, and one that could become very lucrative if they pull it off correctly. Here, we take a look at four exciting products; some brand new, some updated, that will be gracing our homes before […]
Today Australia homes are getting smarter with the release of The Telstra Smart Home. The company offers two subscription-based services, the first being “watch and monitor”and the second aimed at “Automation and energy.”
Earlier this week, Philips unveiled their new Hue lights that have better green lighting. Recently, the company also introduced their Philips Hue motion sensor into their and partnered with Huawei to deliver a better and more seamless smart home lighting experience.
Recent talks from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg have raised speculation that the company will be revealing a new home automation AI assistant. Even though there still isn’t an official date about the unveil of a Facebook Smart Home AI system, trends in the smart home market show that Zuckerberg might have a slight shot at […]
The new operation system update of iOS 10 brings an array of new features that show the company’s interest in better implementation of Smart Home solutions. Apple’s Home Automation vision is highly reflected in their Siri update and most notably in the update of their Home application.
The evolution of Bluetooth 5 Technology will change the IoT Landscape in the upcoming years. According to ABI Research, the shipment of Bluetooth-enabled devices will reach over 5 billion per year by the year 2021. We’ve recently covered the Smart Home evolution movement as seen by World governments and big corporations. However, now it’s time […]