Category Archives: Smart Homes

When do smart homes just become homes?

These days, we use the term “smart home” to differentiate homes that allow for centralized, automated control over lighting, climate, security, and entertainment from those that don’t. Yet a day may come when this distinction becomes obsolete and almost comical. … Continue reading

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A smart home not for you? Think again.

There are plenty of tangible benefits to a smarter home, but maybe you’re still convinced that one isn’t for you. Maybe you think a smart home sounds too futuristic or too impractical. That’s fine. But there are plenty of ways … Continue reading

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Imagine if your home was smart enough to do this…

The smart home is full of possibilities. As evidence, we need look no further than the attention it demands in mainstream publications. What we mean is that just about every article about home technology starts with an Imagine if…, an … Continue reading

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Could home energy management help to get consumers back into electronics retail stores?

Faced with declining sales revenues, retailers such as Best Buy are making a bet on home monitoring and energy management solutions. This move may help them to reinvigorate their businesses, while providing a model for how retailers can effectively blend … Continue reading

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Wireless providers poised to bridge smart grid – smart home communication gap

How exactly the power grid of tomorrow will look is still being decided. But several key developments over the past few months indicate that one industry may play an influential role in making the smart grid concept an eventual reality. … Continue reading

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Where do wireless technology and human health meet?

According to a recent report, shipments of Zigbee modules are set to increase by more than 700 percent over the next five years. Zigbee, for anyone who is unfamiliar with the brand, is a wireless technology that allows us to … Continue reading

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Getting everyone to think like an early adopter

Since its debut, home automation has never lacked a core group of excited and dedicated followers. It did, however, until recently struggle in gaining broader acceptance. In Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why”, he introduces a concept he calls the … Continue reading

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