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The Future of Smart Homes

Smart home technologies have the potential to revolutionize the homeowner experience by connecting our devices with all of our heating & cooling, security, appliances, irrigation, water, lighting, and entertainment systems.
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The technology, admittedly, still has some glitches (I’ve read some horror stories lately about smart home hubs turning on fire alarms at 3am or turning off power entirely in homes.) But the kinks are soon to be a thing of the past, especially as tech giants Google, Amazon and Apple jockey to dominate the space with voice-enabled technology that combines machine learning and online search functionality to allow users to get information, manage tasks, and control a wide spectrum of smart products. This sophisticated voice enabled technology offers true connectivity, as it can

What Would Your Dream Smart Appliance Be?

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While smartphones and -watches have become commonplace for most people, the integration of smart devices in every aspect of living has only just begun. While tech like smart fridges, TVs, and home hubs do exist, their use isn’t widespread. Still, given the increased digitization of the world, it’s only a matter of time before these become run-of-the-mill home appliances.

The Race Is On: Who Will Win When Smart Meets Solar?

The Solar and Smart Home technologies are quickly converging, opening up watershed growth opportunities for companies in these sectors.
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The global solar industry, expected to reach $345 billion by 2020, and the global smart home market, expected to reach $59 billion by 2020, are two of the building industry’s hottest growth sectors. 

One of the main drivers for this meteoric growth is the unprecedented transition from a high-consumption and low automation market to low-consumption & high automation market.  This transition is fundamentally altering the performance of our built environment and the way that we interact with it.

Green Builder Media Announces Hot 50 Products

More manufacturers are using technology to optimize efficiency, comfort and performance.
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February 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media recently announced its annual 2016 Hot 50 Products. Included on the list are products that contribute to a home’s intelligence, durability, energy efficiency and/or resilience. Many of this year’s picks optimized their functions by combining improved design with connected technology.

Smart Home Achieves 40% Reduction in Water Use

The Honda Smart Home, winner of a Green Home of the Year Award last year, is outperforming best estimates of its water-and energy-saving features.
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Designed for real-world monitoring of occupant behavior, the Honda Smart Home in Davis, Calif., just published its first 6 months of results--and they look even better than expected.The 1,945-sq. ft. home is getting even more attention now, as California continues to contend with severe drought.

According to project leader Michael Koenig:

The Changing Face of Home Security

The newest residential security systems are incorporating smart home technology and greater user control.
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THE HOME SECURITY INDUSTRY is undergoing a transformation. As intrusion detection merges with “smart home” technology, new markets are opening up. Fully integrated systems not only lock and unlock doors and trigger alarms, but control window shades, lighting and thermostats and monitor for carbon monoxide and fires. “End users” are taking more control of their systems, monitoring them from smartphones and other mobile devices. A proliferation of wireless products is even enabling homeowners to cobble together their own systems.

Pre-Orders Available for New Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt

Featuring Apple® HomeKit™ Technology, Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt Allows Users to Integrate with Additional Accessories for Whole-Home Connectivity
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Schlage®, a brand of Allegion plc that has created the most technologically advanced lock products to help consumers secure their homes for more than 95 years, is now offering its newest innovation, the Schlage SenseSmart Deadbolt, for pre-order

Trane Residential Heating and Cooling Leadership on Display at Comfortech Expo

Featured products, technology and research demonstrate profound commitment to dealer needs, homeowner comfort and convenience and environmental sustainability
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ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), is showcasing its leadership in home heating and cooling products and technology at Comfortech, the national HVACR, Hydronics and Plumbing Conference and Expo in St. Louis, Sept. 16-17.

Smart Home Leader Nexia™ Home Intelligence Launches Multi-Sensor Support for More Convenient Monitoring and Control

Single device can sense light, vibration, motion, temperature and humidity to easily make homes safer and more efficient
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BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Smart home technology leader Nexia Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, announced it is now compatible with a range of powerful new multi-sensors giving users even more flexible control over the protection and efficiency of their homes.

Smart Appliances Still Must Win the Hearts of Buyers

Now you can talk to your refrigerator, washing machine and dishwasher through your phone, but what's the value added?
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For several years now, the advent of smart home devices have allowed you to turn on and off the house lights, change a room’s temperature settings and record your favorite TV shows or movies from your phone without even being home.

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