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Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee Alliance partner

December 19, 2019SSN Staff

SEATTLE and CUPERTINO, MOUNTAIN VIEW and DAVIS, Calif.—Amazon, Apple, Google and Zigbee Alliance announced a new working group that plans to develop and promote the adoption of a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products. Zigbee Alliance board member companies are also onboard to join the working group and contribute to the project.Called the Connected Home over IP project, the project's goal is to simplify development for manufacturers and...

Amazon, Amazon Alexa, Apple, Google, smart home, smart home technology, smart homes, Zigbee

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Also Noted

Silicon Labs and Z-Wave Alliance expand smart home ecosystem

December 19, 2019SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—Silicon Labs and the Z-Wave Alliance announced plans to open the Z-Wave Specification as a ratified, multi-source wireless standard, available to all silicon and stack vendors for development. Semiconductor and software suppliers will be able to join the Z-Wave ecosystem, contribute to future advancements of the smart home standard, and develop and supply sub-GHz Z-Wave radio devices and software stacks. The Z-Wave Alliance will expand to a standards development organization for...

Interoperability, Mitchell Klein, Silicon Labs, smart home technology, smart homes, Z-Wave, Z-Wave Alliance

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New Resideo Home app makes whole-home monitoring possible

December 6, 2019SSN Staff

AUSTIN, Texas—Resideo Technologies, Inc. recently announced the launch of the Resideo Home app which will make whole-home monitoring possible for the four critical networks of a home — water, air, energy and security. During an event for industry professional s and partners at the historic Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, the company showcased its vision for the future of the smart home and upcoming subscription services made possible by the new app.“At Resideo,...

connected home technology, Mike Nefkens, Resider, smart home, smart homes

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Monitoring Matters

The eavesdropping Alexa - is it really that much of a shock?

May 15, 2019Ginger Hill

For the past few weeks, I have been rather intrigued with IoT devices, smart homes, and security and safety of people in this context. (After all, aren't our homes supposed to be our safe haven — our place of escape from the crazy, hurried world we live in?) After perusing the internet regarding this topic, I thought I had read about almost everything imaginable, but I was thrown a curve ball by a man, Geoffrey A. Fowler, technology columnist, The Washington Post, who literally made a song...

Alexa, Amazon, Amazon Alexa, Data privacy, smart home, smart homes, The Washington Post, voice data, voice data privacy

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General News

Nortek Security & Control promotes Chris Lynch

April 24, 2019SSN Staff

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Nortek Security & Control, a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control and health and wellness technology, announced the promotion of Chris Lynch to manager of Builder Services. He joins Director of Builder Services, Bret Jacob, in expanding the Nortek New Home Program to create opportunities for integrators, builders, architects and designers. Complete connected home strategies are created through the program offering a range of affordable, feature-based...

Chris Lynch, Nortek, smart home, smart homes

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DICE continues to transform

June 23, 2011Daniel Gelinas

BAY CITY, Mich.—Central station automation platform provider DICE Corporation says it's working to stay ahead in the areas of inline video, phone switch software and home automation integration. "Everyone's moving away from using video viewers from the manufacturer to wanting the video integrated right in the monitoring platform so you don't have to use other peoples' products," said DICE president and CEO Cliff Dice. "Another thing is that in the alarm industry, we're transitioning away from...

Cliff Dice, DICE Corporation, home automation, smart homes

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