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Homeseer Technologies Announces Android TableTop Touch Screen
Dan (electron) - Feb 28 2014 09:36 PM
Savant Systems Introduces All New Smart Series Line
Dan (electron) - Feb 26 2014 01:33 PM
Control4 Announces Support for 5 Manufacturers of Surveillance Hardware
Dan (electron) - Feb 27 2014 08:55 AM
Project Update #29: How Plum is Securing the Internet of Things
Dan (electron) - Feb 25 2014 02:15 PM
Homeseer just announced they are now offering a tabletop Android touch screen. Customized to run HSTouch upon boot-up, the unit seems to feature average specs, but it does look pretty nice and price isn't bad either ($149 with coupon TT-20)....
Savant's Smart Series products are available to order now, and installations through Savant integrators will begin March 17, 2014. Read below for full press release.
Control4 just announced that they are now able to integrate with 5 'leading' manufacturers of surveillance hardware thanks to these companies adding support for Control4's Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP), not to be confused with Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP). The companies are:
- Channel Vision
It's disappointing whenever we hear about yet another security issue with devices/service we use every day. But one of the advantages of this type of exposure is that other companies will sometimes pay attention and learn some lessons.
It looks like Plum (formerly known as Ube, personally, I still can't get used to this name) is using this opportunity to share their security strategy in a KickStarter update.
It just keeps getting better. Mike Davis @ IOActive posted a document about several major security issues discovered within the Belkin WeMo platform. It's so bad CERT actually posted a bulletin about it.
While I don't want people's homes to be compromised, I can't say I'm surprised, considering how many people are trusting internet based services to control all aspects of their home, or punching holes through their firewall for remote access to alarm systems, etc.
See below for the CERT bulletin.
I just received this notification in my Inbox. If you have a Kickstarter account or campaign, you need to read and heed the following message: Kickstarter, for those of you who don't know, is a crowdfunding site for projects of all kinds includi...
It looks like Ube is making great progress, and is still right on track (and ahead in some cases) with their light switch. Current Schedule: Tooling Kickoff - January - *Pushed to FebruaryFirst PCB in lab: March - Slightly Ahead of schedule...
Venstar Announces New Built-in API for ColorTouch Thermostats, Enabling Third-party Application Integration
Venstar recently announced that they are opening up their API for their ColorTouch thermostats, making it very easy to integrate these thermostats with your existing home automation platform. The API will give you control of the schedule, modes, temperatures and other settings.
See below for the full press release.
It looks like Savant is shaking things up, as they are trying to bring a cheaper version of their high-end home automation platform to the 'masses'. They'll start by offering a Linux based version of their system (instead of relying on the more e...