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Build first, automate later: how to approach a smart home retrofit (but better ask us for useful tips)

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Build first, automate later: how to approach a smart home retrofit (but better ask us for useful tips)

Connected lifestyle article For many years, the long-held consensus in the custom installation community was that without a solid wired framework to build upon, it was difficult to create a smart residence that could be easily controlled. The alternatives were simply nowhere near as effective (or secure) and would usually tie a homeowner down to a small pool of products that inevitably limited the functionality of the finished property. These fears were not necessarily unfounded. For the majority of larger properties, creating a connected home from the foundations up results in a wider range of intelligent features that can be...

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zConnect the first Australian member of the Z-Wave Alliance launch new products

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zConnect the first Australian member of the Z-Wave Alliance launch new products

Digital Home Systems to launch new in-house brand, zConnect Article from Connected Home By Paul Skelton on 21/07/2016 Perhaps best known as being the first Australian member of the Z-Wave Alliance, Melbourne-based home automation distributor Digital Home Systems has announced that it has developed its own brand of Z-Wave devices under the name zConnect. The new range will be launched at the forthcoming Integrate Expo on stand C74. Products will reportedly begin shipping in September. “This is very much a natural evolution from our early days as an importer and OEM, to now being a manufacturer,” director Jerzy Zywicki says. “Being...

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Smart Home is Saving Money 4 U

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Smart Home is Saving  Money 4 U

How the Integration of Smart Home Devices can Save Homeowners Money By Bryn Huntpalmer Looking to save money? Before you think about cutting back on dinners out or skimping on your next family vacation, you may want to look right inside your own home to discover where you may be wasting resources—and consequently, money. For instance, electricity powers dozens of machines in our homes, including our HVAC systems, cooking appliances, refrigerators, dishwashers, and an ever-growing number of home entertainment and rechargeable devices. Although many new appliances are covered by federal efficiency standards or voluntary programs like ENERGY STAR, increases in...

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The Connected Home: Get Started

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The Connected Home: Get Started

Managing your Home, venue, bar, pub, business and factory today became possible. You can start with a simple smart solution system and add functionalities slowly slowly as you want. Do you have internet home? if yes we can implement more! Consider the simplest task possible, you or one of your loved ones arriving home and lights prepare a welcome home entry, where lights warmly switch on to give you a smooth entry, imagine also that you have installed a Smart Door lock then you can even enter keyless, not just welcoming you home but facilitating your entry avoiding possible falls & the...

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Thanks Sigma "Sigma Designs Releases Z-Wave Interoperability Layer Into the Public Domain"

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Here the announcement from Sigma. FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – August 31, 2016) – Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Connected Smart TV platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) Devices, today announced it is releasing the interoperability layer of the Z-Wave standard into the public domain. The Z-Wave Public Spec provides cloud service developers, gateway makers, technology enthusiasts, and others free and easy access to the Z-Wave interoperability layer, for development of smart home IoT applications. Sigma Designs is also making public APIs for two of its software products as well as the full specification of...

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