Amazon is taking more control over smart home tech

By Jacob Kastrenakes | January 24, 2019 It joins the board of the Zigbee Alliance Amazon now has a say in the development of a commonly used smart home standard, giving the company more power as it continues to push smart speakers, cameras, doorbells, and all other kinds of gadgets into its customers’ homes. As [...]

Consumer ‘Smart Home’ Technology Predictions For 2019

WRITTEN BY Mark N. Vena The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the premier consumer electronics event, where companies big and small get a chance to showcase their new technologies. It always provides a strong glimpse of where the industry is going, and as such, is a must-attend for analysts like myself. On the [...]

14 Predictions For The Future Of Smart Home Technology

POST WRITTEN BY Forbes Technology Council Successful CIOs, CTOs & executives from Forbes Technology Council offer firsthand insights on smart home technology & business. A decade ago, the idea of controlling your home's thermostat, lights and security systems remotely via smartphone would have seemed like futuristic science fiction. But 2017 proved to be the year of the smart home. Technology [...]

Intellecy in Forbes: “Plumbing Sensor That Listens For Leaks Can Pre-empt Emergencies, Conserve Water”

By Heather L. Whitley, Senior Writer and Digital Producer, Forbes People waste it and fight over it, while globally more than 840 million still struggle to even get access to it. BluView detects when these signals fluctuate and alerts homeowners of potential leaks via their smartphones. ISTOCK In the United States, 40 of the country’s [...]

11 smart home devices you didn’t know existed

By Francis Navarro, Smart home devices are fundamentally changing the way we live our lives, turning our homes into tech wonderlands. With connected appliances, the dream of controlling every single aspect of our homes with a virtual butler is fast becoming reality. Aside from the usual suspects - smart TVs, smart bulbs, smart speakers, [...]

Apple HomeKit: Everything you need to know

Get to know the software behind Apple's Siri-powered smart home platform. BY MEGAN WOLLERTON JUNE 3, 2018 "Siri, open my bedroom shades."  You might not know it, but you're using Apple HomeKit every time you issue a smart-home-related voice command on your iPhone, HomePod -- or other Siri-compatible device. HomeKit is to Apple what Alexa skills [...]

Let your garden grow with our smart garden buying guide

by Tyler Lizen /CNET Nature and technology don't have to exist at odds with each other. In fact, similar smart home tech that automates your thermostat or your garage door can extend outside the walls of your house, helping you make your own corner of nature thrive. Smart garden and lawn care tech encompasses plant sensors, [...]

Everything you need to know about the Amazon Echo

BY RY CRIST MAY 5, 2018 The Amazon Echo is the biggest tech breakout in recent memory -- a voice-activated, internet-connected "smart speaker" with a built-in virtual assistant named Alexa that can answer your questions, follow your instructions and control your smart home devices. As Amazon likes to put it, the Echo is a Star Trek computer [...]

Join Intellecy LIVE on YouTube April 18, 2018 at 1130AM Pacific Time

Join Intellecy, LIVE on YouTube! April 18, 2018 at 1130AM Pacific Time Cofounder / CEO Emilio Vargas and cofounder / CTO Joost Boerhout will provide an update on BluView - The Smart Water Meter with Leak Protection. You do not want to miss this.  In addition to the update they'll also answer questions from Twitter [...]

What are Z-Wave, Zigbee and other smart home protocols?

One of the most frustrating things about building a smart home is that devices from different manufacturers are mostly incapable of talking to each other. This largely comes down to the fact that different devices use different protocols, with Z-Wave and Zigbee the most popular, followed by Wi-Fi and then proprietary protocols. So, what are [...]