Five years ago, Kwikset, a brand of Spectrum Brands Inc.’s hardware and home improvement division, became involved with Building Homes for Heroes (BHH), a nonprofit organization that builds homes from the ground up or modifies existing homes to meet the needs of war veterans with severe wounds and disabilities.
Control4 Corporation, a global provider of smart home solutions, today announced the acquisition of Switzerland-based NEEO, the creators of the smart home remote, to accelerate its leadership in delivering remotes, touch panels, keypads and other smart home devices.
Google Nest has become a trending topic this week as multiple users have reported security breaches. On Tuesday, Q13 FOX reported that a family in Auburn, Wash. claimed that someone hacked their Nest and was watching them and speaking through the cameras. On Sunday, a Northern California family’s Nest issued a fake emergency warning claiming that three nuclear missiles from North Korea were headed for Los Angeles, Chicago and Ohio, according to the East Bay times.
The technology wave has hit and keeps on rolling in and I saw it for real in the LG booth at CES 2019. Their curved video wall measuring well over 100 feet by 30 feet, delivered a nature experience in a whole new way with a waterfall pouring around and towards you over curved screens. Yes, I just returned from Las Vegas where I spent the week with more than 188,000 of my “closest friends,” including more than 63,000 from outside the U.S. CES 2019 was the biggest show yet with 2.9 million square feet, featuring more than 4,500 exhibiting companies. In addition, about 1,200 startups pitched their concepts in the Eureka Park Marketplace.
Comcast announced the national launch of Xfinity xFi Advanced Security, a new artificial intelligence-powered service that monitors, blocks and informs customers of online threats to connected devices, and provides seamless digital protection for those devices when connected to their home network.
ADT Inc., a provider of monitored security and interactive home and business automation solutions in the United States and Canada, today announced the unveiling of its newly redesigned smart home security system — the ADT Command Panel & Control Platform (ADT Command) — as well as a suite of smart security and home automation products at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES).