Lowe’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.
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 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.
Axesstel announced today that they have shipped approximately 40,000 AG50 Series Home Alerts to customers in Africa.The new wireless security alert system uses GSM technologyand has a built-in cellular module that can send an SMS or makephone calls.
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.
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.
Bosch Security Systems and GreenPeak have collaborated to develop a home security and home care solution. The new offerings are gear toward operators who want to increase their revenue stream in the smart home market. Through the partnership, Bosch is able to integrate GreenPeak’s chips into its security, safety and communication products.
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 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 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.