The UK will become a key market for the 700 million connected homes expected by 2020. This is according to a new research by CP Consulting, which reveals the latest attitudes of UK consumers towards Connected Home products. In the research titled 'Connected Home: Consumers' Attitudes Towards the Connected Home in the UK', they estimated that 47.6 percent of UK consumers aged 25 to 44 are planning to buy at least one Connected Home product over the next 12 months.
Neato’s has announced that the Botvac Connected robot vacuum cleaner is now available at retailers. The Neato Botvac has built in Wi-Fi connectivity, advanced navigation that allows users to control it from your mobile, Apple or Android. Users can also use their smart phone as a remote control device, directing the robot’s cleaning path when connected to a home network.
VTech is making easier for any home to have an advanced security system. They have launched the world’s first home phone with security monitoring integrated, in Australia. The VTech VS150 works as a base station to a number of sensors located around the home, if triggered the phone will call the homeowner or any designated number to alert them of the incident.
Time Warner Cable (TWC) is now offering an enhanced monitoring option for its security and smart home management service, IntelligentHome. This new capability enables customers to capture and playback continuously recorded video from their IntelligentHome security cameras. Known as 24/7 Playback, the feature lets customers go back in time and see what happened while they were away from home at work, or even on a week-long vacation.
Sky is celebrating a 10 percent rise in profit over the last quarter to the end of September. The company said revenue rose 6 percent to £2.8 billion leaving a 10 percent operating profit of £375 million. The company credit some of the increase to the growth of its connected home services such as Now TV and other on demand services which have increased Sky’s revenue in UK and Ireland.
BeON Home, creator of the first Bluetooth Smart-based home protection system has announced that its smart modules and LED light bulbs are now available for order and beginning to ship to homes across North America. The BeON home protection system takes a new approach to home security and safety that uses smart modules, hidden inside LED light bulbs, which provide safety lighting in emergency and power outage situations and proactive home security by making it look like you're home, even when you're not.
Lynx Technology, the new name for PacketVideo in North American and Europe has release Twonky 8.2, with IPv6, DIAL, audiobook support and cloud-based capabilities. Lynx said the new features added to Twonky 8.2 were in direct response to changing consumer preferences regarding media consumption in the connected home.
When buying your home router have you ever stop to ask what some of the abbreviations mean? One of these is DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification), which is the technology standard that helps to determine your broadband speed. As cable operators delay the role out of FTTH (Fibre To The Home) and try to get more speed out of copper wire, you will need a gateway router that support these latest standard to take advantage of the speed improvements.
Security devices and solutions are expected to more than double over the next six years are according to study by WinterGreen Research. The continuation of 2014 trends, combined with low market awareness of the value of home automation, will force many connected home vendors to pivot and offer more than simple apps for device monitoring and control.
In order to improve care providers patients relationship management Philips is expanding its HealthSuite platform in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The new AWS IoT platform will make it easy for devices to connect to AWS services, which will expand the connectivity, capabilities and services of Philips' HealthSuite digital platform.