AT&T initially indicated that they were planning to enter the home monitoring and automation market, has made it official. They will be unveiling it at this year’s GSMA Connected House Congress in Barcelona. The new home monitoring platform for service providers – is called “AT&T Digital Life”. The IP web based solution will give service providers the capabilities to offer their customers customizable, web-based home automation, energy and security services.
Vivint has combined its home automation system with Kwitset SmartCode Signature Series locks to offer homeowners an enhanced home security solution. Homes with Vivint’s Home Connect can now integrate Kwikset’s Home Connect enabled locks to add automated security to their home automation platform.
Taylor Morrison is offering Texan home buyers of different budget range the opportunity to have an interactive home. The home builder is integrating home automation technologies across its range of homes. Taylor Morrison said the connected home solution will allow home owners to screen visitors at the front door, change the music in the family room, and control their home from the palm of their hand.
Jungo and DSP Group have announced plans to jointly develop a home monitoring and automaton solution based on DECT Ultra Low Energy (ULE) technology. The collaboration joins together DSP's DECT ULE chipset and Jungo's OpenRG advanced middleware for residential gateways. DECT ULE is an ideal home monitoring and automaton platform as it offers long battery life, ease of installation and configuration and extended coverage.
In partnership with private developers Gale International, South Korea is nearing the end of an ambitious $35 Billion project. They have set themselves the task of building a city from scratch with all the essential infrastructure homes, School, offices, hospitals and shopping centres and hotels. Unlike any of the other Korean cities, ‘Songdo’ will be smart, connected and almost self sufficient.
Amdocs has announced the launch of two new solutions for service providers wanting to offer both M2M (Machine-to-Machine) and Connected Home services or either. The new solutions according to Amdocs will enable service providers to quickly and cost-effectively enter the fast-growing connected devices market, create new revenue streams, provide a unified customer experience and allow them to compete with over-the-top providers.
Gainsborough is making having a different key for every access points in your home a thing of the past with their new G+ home access system. The G+ Access system eliminates the need to carry separate alarm, garage door and gate remote controls in addition to front door keys. G+ gives the home owner control from inside and convenience from the outside.
Apple enthusiast will be able to feast their eyes on Savant’s latest home control and automation solutions at this year's CES, in Las Vegas. The show starts next Tuesday the 10 of January and is one of the biggest consumer electronics show kick off the New Year. Savant promises to showcase its whole-home control and automation packages which feature SmartMedia, TrueCommand, Savant Select, TrueImage Control, Savant Sound and SavantEnergy Monitor.
With the run up to CES 2012, Control4 has launched a home control app for Android-based smartphones and tablets. The new App. extends the flexibility of the Control4 home control platform, to provide control over security systems, lighting, music and video using Android. MyHome for Android has been added to Control4’s MyHome for iPad and iPhone, giving the customer to option to use which ever device they choose to use.
AT&T has decided to get in on the home energy management action by indicating that they will be launching their own home energy management platform in the near future. Jeffery Dygert, the company’s Executive Director of Public Policy broke the news during a panel discussion on the Broadband Breakfast Club; moderated by GigaoM reporter Katie Fehrenbacher. Jeffery said they want to offer the solution so that its customers can get more information about the energy they use within the home.