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.
After coming to an agreement with Apple on their ongoing patent battle, Samsung is keen to play a bigger role in the growing connected home market. The company has been offering some form of connected solution for sometime but has never showed a real interest, until now. They have announced the acquisition of home automation startup SmartThings. They now join Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Apple and many more in showing a bigger interest in the connected home market.
HDI Dune launches a new HD home media center for today’s connected homes. The HDI Dune Pro Blu-ray player features a new technology platform that allows it to be integrated into a connected home environment, which allows it to be monitored and controlled along with other appliances within the home. According to HDI Dune the HDI Dune Home Technologyis a collaborative effort between them and 4Home, that allows home monitoring, media management, and control of all networked cameras, thermostats, lights, etc. from the television.
The InterHome (image) was developed by the University of Hertfordshire which incorporates modular custom design units and draws on standard home automation systems; that allows you to monitored and controlled using web browsers, windows mobile and any SMS-capable mobile phone. The InterHome will learn and adapts to the occupiers’ lifestyle and helps with energy management which adds up to approximately £300 yearly.
2GIG Technologies announced today that it has joined the Z-Wave Alliance, an open consortium of manufacturers building products based on Z-Wave, the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy to deploy wireless home control to every aspect of daily life - the home environment, consumer electronics, healthcare, and energy management - to create a truly "connected home."