Here are a few links on Internet of Things – Smarter Homes
- Industry Opinion: What Will Drive the Home Control Market in 2014?
Four years on from the launch of the iPad, and here we are, with iOS and Android devices, apps galore, the Connected Home, the Cloud, the Internet of Things/Everything, Google buying Nest, and ever more smart home initiatives and ecosystems being announced. Interest in home control has never been greater, but what does this all mean to the residential custom installer?
We asked a selection of suppliers about home control trends and what is likely to drive the market in 2014.
- Italians’ love of car and home turning Internet of Things into €900m marketIn the not so rosy Italian ICT landscape, there’s a glimmer of hope coming from the Internet of Things (IoT) sector, which last year showed a double-digit growth, according to a newly-published report by the School of Management of the Politecnico of Milan.While Italy’s ICT market declined by 4.3 percent in 2013, the country’s IoT sector grew 11 percent in value, with the number of mobile-connected objects reaching six million.
- I Turned My Tiny, Dark, And Overpriced New York Apartment Into A ‘Smart Home’ For Just $300That’s one of the problems with living in New York. I spend about a zillion dollars per month in rent, and still have a teeny tiny apartment that faces the back of a bunch of taller buildings that block the sun.For the last several weeks, my apartment has been programmed to light itself up. Whenever I enter my building, my apartment knows I’m home and switches on the lamp in my living room so I don’t have to fumble around in the dark. When I leave the room, the light shuts itself off.