Get The Connected Home Experience From Lowe's Iris

  • Posted on: 23 March 2013
  • By: chw staff

irisLowe’s reiterates its commitment to offering a connected lifestyle to homeowners, through its new range of connected home products and services.  The company has added Iris Comfort and Control, Iris Smart kit and, Iris Safe and Secure to complement its recently launched cloud-based home solutions.  Lowe’s extensive range of products will help to take out some of the inconvenience out of running a modern home.

Get Whole Home Intelligence From Ingersoll’s Nexia

  • Posted on: 5 March 2013
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

At this year’s International Builders' Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Ingersoll Rand demonstrated how they can offer today’s homeowners the convenience of an Intelligent home. Through its award winning Nexia Home Intelligence solution they can offer a home automation solution that covers security, HVAC, energy management, remote access and atmospheric control.  This works by combining Ingersoll’s range of home appliances from brands such as Trane and Schlage.

Broadcom Adds Norton Security To 5G WiFi Home Router Platform

  • Posted on: 27 February 2013
  • By: chw staff

Broadcom and Norton have finally released more detail about what they have been working on over the past few months. Around the middle of last year both companies announced that they are collaborating on a new security solution for the home. CE manufactures using the Broadcom’s ’s BCM4708x chipset for new 5G WiFi (802.11ac) routers can now offer additional security features. This is because The BCM4708x series now has Norton Security as part of the chip.

Comcast Completes Xfinity Home Service Launch in West Virginia

  • Posted on: 16 October 2012
  • By: admin

Comcast has announced the completion of its launch of Xfinity Home across the company's West Virginia service area. Xfinity Home offers traditional home security components, like police and fire alarm protection backed by 24/7 professional monitoring, as well as the ability to remotely adjust digital thermostats, turn lights on or off and watch secure live streaming video from wireless cameras while away from home. The service also comes with the Xfinity Home app, which is available for free on Apple's iTunes App Store and Google Play for Android.

Now Sophos Wants to Protect our TVs from Viruses

  • Posted on: 3 October 2012
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

It is the operating systems on our TVs that make it smart and with most of us now buying smart TVs there is an emerging threat of hackers writing infectious malware to infect our televisions. This has lead Sophos to form partnership with Ocean Blue to developed an antivirus software for smart TVs. The solution combines Sophos antivirus platform with Ocean Blue’s middleware for smart TVs and Set-top Boxes.

Norton and Broadcom To Develop Connected Home Anti-Virus Platform

  • Posted on: 5 July 2012
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Norton has announced plans to develop a more holistic virus solution for the future connected home and it appliances.  Through the project codenamed, “Apollo”, Symantec's Norton Labs is collaborating with Broadcom the chip manufacture to develop a new security solution for the home. The security software will be pre-built into Broadcom’s based router devices to protect from the gateway.

Honeywell Launches LYNX Touch 5100 Home Security Products

  • Posted on: 27 June 2012
  • By: chw staff

Honeywell has expanded their connected home portfolio with the introduction of two new security and home automation products: LYNX Touch 5100 and Tuxedo Touch Wi-Fi.  Both products were develop for busy parents who cannot be in two places at the same time. With the new solution, parents can control home appliances from their Smartphone, Laptop, Tablet or other web-enabled devices.

IronGate Began Beta Testing of Home Security Solution, iHomeDefender

  • Posted on: 24 May 2012
  • By: chw staff

IronGate Security Networks is developing a new manage security solution for the home, called iHomeDefender.  iHomeDefender will help to protect customers from treat in accessing social media  sites, online gaming, chat room and general browsing and unlike other home security solution iHomeDefender offers a hands free installation said ironGate.