Dumb Old Low-Voltage Landscape Lights? New Ring Transformer Makes Them Smart

Launched at CES 2019, Ring’s new low-voltage transformer adds IoT to old landscape lighting for control via home-automation app.

Research: Voice Assistant Adoption Growing Despite Security and Privacy Concerns

A newly published study from Accenture finds voice assistant tech has a 98% satisfaction rate, but consumers have concerns about the security of these products and how their personal data is stored.

Resideo Offers Sneak Peek of New Honeywell Home Ecosystem at CES 2019

Honeywell Home ecosystem from Resideo will roll out over the next 2 years with Z-Wave/Wi-Fi/cellular-communicating touchpanels, motion sensors, video capture, flood detection, and combination smoke/CO detector.

CES 2019 Day 3 in Tweets

A roundup of CES 2019 tweets that summarize a bunch of the latest and greatest new tech to grace the show floor.

The Very First Z-Wave 700 Series Home-Automation Product

At CES 2019, Sensative shows flat “Strips” sensor with new 700 Series chipset, boasting 10-year battery life; Silicon Labs shows Z-Wave on Wireless Gecko.

Kwikset Introduces Halo Smart Locks at CES 2019

The company’s first Wi-Fi smart locks are designed to connect directly to an existing Wi-Fi router and smartphone to create a hubless security option.

Arlo Launches New Security, Home Automation Hub with Proprietary ArloRF

Arlo chases Nest Secure, Ring Alarm, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Amazon and other IoT giants with new security system and home automation ‘SmartHub’ with proprietary RF technology. Launches at CES 2019.

Alarm.com, Wi-Charge, and Allegion Team Up to Demo Products at CES 2019

The three companies are collaborating during CES 2019 to showcase how a Schlage smart lock can be integrated into an Alarm.com system thanks to Wi-Charge’s wireless power technology.

Schlage Debuts Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt at CES 2019

The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt features a hubless design, Ring compatibility, and Amazon Cloud Cam support.

Monster Partners with Tuya Smart to Create Line of Smart Home Products

Monster and Tuya Smart are co-creating a line of ‘Monster Smart Powered by Tuya’ smart home products, including home entertainment control and security system solutions.