This is the second in a three part review on LEDVANCE lighting and home automation products. The first review was for LEDVANCE’s Sylvania Lightify A19 LED bulb review. This review focuses on the LEDVANCE Lightify LED Flexible Strip RGBW.
Source: LEDVANCE’s Sylvania Lightify LED Flexible Strip RGBW review
Kwikset is a brand that has been among the top smart door lock makers for years. The company has a wide range of key-free locks that let you open your front or back door with a PIN code, a scan, a …
Source: These popular Kwikset smart locks now let you unlock your front door with Alexa – BGR
Successful HomeBridge launch at CES 2017 strengthens Volansys’ lead to provide smart, connected IoT solutions. CES®, the largest global gathering of innovation and connectivity, has been the launch pad for next generation technology solutions that have changed the world. – PR12614046
Source: Successful HomeBridge launch at CES 2017 strengthens Volansys’ lead to provide smart, connected IoT solutions — Volansys LLC | PRLog
The Consumer Electronics Show HomeKit reveals continue, with “internet of things” company Focalcrest showing its bridging solution that claims to bridge smart home devices from different brands, allowing access to Apple’s HomeKit platform, and Home app.
Source: Focalcrest Mixtile Hub claims to bridge HomeKit, previously incompatible home automation devices
ZigBee lends smart-home application layer to Thread Group, branding it dotdot and demoing about 10 IoT products at CES 2017, all run through Resolution Products’ Helix security and home automation hub.
Source: Latest on Thread, OCF, Weave and ZigBee’s new dotdot Home Automation Layer at CES 2017 – CE Pro
LEDVANCE continues to advance light by announcing the HomeKit-enabled SYLVANIA Smart Multicolor A19 bulb that can be easily controlled via Siri and Apple’s Home app without a separate hub. Installation is easy. All you need to do is screw in the Bluetooth-enabled bulb in your favorite lamp, sync it with the Home app, and start controlling your lights. The Home app allows users to control all HomeKit accessories in one place, including lights, temperature, locks, garage doors, scenes and more.
Source: SYLVANIA Smart Home Introduces Apple HomeKit-enabled Hub Free Bulb | Business Wire
Osram patched several serious vulnerabilities in its Lightify connected light bulbs after Rapid7 researchers reported the flaws to the company.
Source: Osram Fixes Flaws in Lightify Connected Light Bulbs
One of the largest worldwide providers of Z-Wave devices, Nortek Security & Control plans to launch ZigBee products for the first time to grab MSO and utility business.
Source: Z-Wave Home Automation Leader Nortek Gets into ZigBee Biz to Court Utilites, MSOs – CE Pro
Lessons from Logitech Harmony, Savant Remote and others: Are they universal remote controls or home automation hubs?
Source: The Marketing Challenges of Remote Controls and Home Automation
Leading SHaaS (smart home as a service) provider Icontrol is reportedly being sold to Comcast/Xfinity and erstwhile rival Alarm.com. What does this mean for the security and home automation market?
Source: In-Depth: If Comcast and Alarm.com Acquire Icontrol as Rumored – CE Pro