With $900k in seed funding and not comfortable with just providing baby monitoring solutions, Evoz has set its sights on the bigger connected home market. Today the company announced plans to expand in this space through partnership with hardware manufacturers such as Belkin and telecom provider British Telecom (BT). Evoz said, the uniqueness of their platform mean they can offer smarter connected solutions.
Protect America has announced that they are now stoking Yale Real Living door locks. As a added incentive customers can integrate the Yale locks with Protect’s wireless security systems. The locks offer a number of options to secure you home: there is the traditional key or you can use a passcode to lock and unlock your doors.
McAfee and ADT are both in the security business, one protects your digital content the other your premises. Now both have decided to work together to protect our physical and virtual worlds. With a mixture of education and security solutions both companies want to help us to add additional layer of security to support our lifestyle.
Entropic collaborated with Cryptography Research to port their CryptoFirewall security core technology into Entropic’s advanced line of multimedia set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) products. The new chipset will protect against protect against signal theft and content piracy which is a major issue for content creators and broadcasters.
NETGEAR UK is offering the UK home owners the opportunity to setup their own DIY home video monitoring solution, called VueZone. The VZSX2800 NETGEAR VueZone motion detection video monitoring system is easy to setup and works with your existing wireless router to send you video feed and pictures of your home.
The CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) judges have done their examination and have release the 2014 International CES list of Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honorees. The judges look products across 28 consumer electronics product categories; they have also added extra categories this year: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing and Wearable Technologies. The "Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award" honors products and solutions that demonstrate outstanding design and engineering advancements. The CEA said they saw a record number of entries this year (See Photos).
Samsung has partnered with McAfee to add virus protection to its new home media player called, Samsung HomeSync. The Android-base device can store up to 1TB of digital content, enough space for a standard home. HomeSync is due in shops from the beginning of October and will come with McAfee VirusScan pre-installed. Samsung said the partnership is to help protect and its customer’s digital content from the growing range of Android-based threats.
Research done by Strategy Analytics indicated that this is a good time to inter the market for interactive security services and remote monitoring. According to them these services are predicted to worth $1.6 billion in the next five years, in Western Europe alone and a combine total of $11.9 billion with the US. The Strategy Analytics Smart Home Strategies Advisory Services report titled, “Interactive Security: Market Outlook and Competitive Landscape”, looks at both markets up to 2018.
Home automation and the devices that support this solution have had a lot of bad press over the last two weeks. As a supporter of the products and the technologies to goes into it to make it all possible, personally I was embarrassed by it all. From a professional standpoint I can see the benefit of highlighting these issues and a lot coming out of it. Home automation and smart home solutions have come a long way since 1933 when it was a theme at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.
AT&T will be launhing it Digital Life home monitoring solution in six more US cities (Cincinnati, San Diego, Columbus, San Jose, Indianapolis and Tampa). The upcoming launch will make the service available in 33 cities. The off the shelves home monitoring offer the convenience of monitoring your home from your phone, tablet or PC while are away.