Tag Archives: Home Automation

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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Join us at the Z-Wave Alliance booth at CES 2012

Join Frostdale at CES 2012 where our wireless lighting controls will be on display at the Z-Wave Alliance booth. Our products will be showcased alongside the growing number of innovative devices in the Z-Wave home automation and energy management ecosystem. … Continue reading

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The argument against Wi-Fi enabled HAN

The market-leading chip maker, Broadcom, recently announced that it would offer a new Wi-Fi module that would allow manufacturers to add a wireless component to their products. Essentially, the idea is to use the popular technology platform to link appliances … 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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Shifting trends in home entertainment may boost Z-Wave tech

By nearly all industry analysts’ estimates, the shipments of Zigbee-based smart meters are set to explode over the next few years. This is often cited as one of the more unfavorable conditions stacked up against Z-Wave, a competing wireless technology. … Continue reading

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