Smart Home

Helping Consumers Prep For The Future Of Smart Homes

Having to navigate a global pandemic has deeply shaped the relationship between consumers and their connected devices at home. Assurant research reveals that adoption of connected technology has reached historic highs with consumers becoming more dependent on home automation and smart home devices than ever before.   Much of the increased connectivity has been due to in-the-moment necessity, but as we…

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Azione Unlimited Elevates Membership with Leon Speakers, Hunter Douglas, NAD, Bluesound Partnerships

A core philosophy of Azione Unlimited, The Smart Home Association is having ‘less vendors and piling it on.’ That statement rings true in 2023 as the carefully curated roster of vendors expanded to include Leon, NAD, Bluesound, Hunter Douglas, and Lowell. “Adding vendor members, especially to this extent, is nearly unprecedented for Azione because we don’t collect lines; we cherish them,” said…

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Portal Expands Public API for Third-Party Integrations

Portal.io, the proposal software & product/pricing database for integrators, announced today they’ve expanded their public API to allow for integration of their popular proposal tool with other industry software solutions. The first partner to launch a full proposal integration is iPoint, the complete business process software tool for integrators. The integration is available now for iPoint dealers. iPoint dealers can…

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Power Spotlight: The Next Frontier of Home Integration

What integrators need to know about home power management Homeowners expect to manage their HVAC system, lighting and water filtration systems, but if the power grid is down or isn’t properly working or protected, none of their home integration programs matter. That’s why companies are starting to expand into home power management. We spoke with two manufacturers working in this…

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Hybridized Smart Home Technology, Designer and Builder, HOMMA Announces Portland, OR Townhouse Project

HOMMA Group, Inc. (HOMMA), a hybridized technology developer, designer and builder of pre-configured smart homes, today announced a 10-15 unit townhouse project totaling 10,000 – 15,000 square feet in the fast-growing Woodstock neighborhood in Portland, OR. The company anticipates construction to start in the second half of 2023, with completion in the latter half of 2024.  HOMMA HAUS Woodstock is…

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Universal offers Matter-Certified Products for Interoperability across Entertainment, HVAC and Smart Home Devices

Universal Electronics (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC) announced its new Matter qualified products and services at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023. Smart homes have been known to have difficulties, for years, with compatibility and interoperability issues within their electronic devices and apps. Such issues have challenged the evolution of smart home systems.  Mattter has become the standard solution for many major companies in fixing…

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Samsung Unveils New Bespoke Lineup

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the newest additions to its customizable Bespoke Home lineup. Samsung’s latest home appliances and services were designed to meet a growing demand for customization and provide a new level of intelligent connectivity that empowers users to be more sustainable in the kitchen. Including a wider selection of Bespoke refrigerator types, a bigger and more immersive 32-inch…

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Alarm.com Introduces the Water Dragon Whole-Home Smart Leak Detection System

Alarm.com announces today at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the launch of the Water Dragon, a new whole-home water protection solution that’s always on guard against potential leaks and unexpected water usage. The Water Dragon, which integrates with Alarm.com powered home security systems, is a single compact device that uses ultrasonic technology to detect and promptly alert homeowners about water issues before they become major problems. Homeowners can also use…

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Savant Primary

Savant Teams with Sunnova to Deliver Smart Power Solutions

Sunnova selects Savant as their preferred provider of load management technology and smart energy software for the Sunnova Adaptive Home® Savant Systems, Inc., a leader in smart home and smart power, has announced an agreement with Sunnova Energy International, Inc. (“Sunnova”) (NYSE: NOVA), a leading U.S. Energy as a Service (EaaS) provider, to add Savant’s intelligent load management and control solution…

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