The 2019 CEDIA Size and Scope of the Residential Technology Systems Market survey is now open for participation from home technology companies in the U.S. and Canada. Results will feed a report that will detail trends and provide an in-depth picture of the home technology industry.
Annual gains in homeowner spending on improvements are expected to moderate across more than half of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas in 2019, according to new projections released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Available in both traditional (round) and contemporary (square) models like the original version, the new Signature Series deadbolt (second gen.) with Home Connect will feature two significant upgrades: First, the lock will utilize the newer Z-Wave Plus 500 Series chip.
The owners of Waterworks, a new private social club in Sarasota, Fla., have taken great care to create a trendy, comfortable, and safe environment where local leaders and business owners can network, relax, and host private events. In order to deliver all of these benefits while consolidating and simplifying management of the building’s security, lights, TVs, audio, climate, and access control, the owners hired leading South Florida electronics integration firm, SmartHouse Integration, to install the easy-to-use ELAN Control System and 2GIG security system to provide remote control of every sub-system.
Comcast released new survey results and a product feature that responds to Americans’ increasing obsession with watching their pets on their security cameras while away from home. According to the nationwide study of pet owners, nearly half (44 percent) of those surveyed check in on their pets more than four times a day, more than a third take a peek at their pet(s) during work, and 94 percent say checking in on their pet is one of the best parts of their day.
CEDIA has released its latest white paper, which explores the ever-changing universe of cabling for home technology professionals. Infrastructure Cabling for Voice, Data and Video takes a deep dive into applications, standards, and recommendations for uses of a variety of cable families.
Resideo Technologies Inc. has acquired energy efficiency technology from Whisker Labs and hired the team behind it. The technology creates a thermodynamic model of a home to accurately predict home heating and air conditioning run time and energy use to enable a homeowner to use less energy while maintaining comfort.
As the cover asserts, this year may be a tipping point for access control sales — with big data, cloud, cyber and more causing customers to rethink and retool their access control and identity management systems.
Also in June, the latest developments in Central Station Software, the "Most Popular Brands Among the SDM 100", and much more.