A Great Product Must Meet the Needs of Customer, Technology and Your Business

Anyone in the business of designing a product should know that a key feature, a very important feature is the ease-of-use of that product. Designing a product that’s easy to use is not just nice but it’s a must in today’s competitive world. Consumers have plenty of choices and they don’t tolerate less than superior products that are hard to use.

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Secret to Success in New Security Market: 70% Decrease in System Install Time

Can you install a home security system in 30 minutes? Lafayette Locksmith and Security can. Here’s how.

 

Every professional security dealer strives to do more in less time while decreasing costs. That’s why we want to share what Lafayette Locksmith and Security in Louisiana has been doing. Lafayette has been successful in decreasing account creation costs and optimizing installation process, allowing system setups in record time.

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Is Hiku the New Future to Grocery Shopping?

Welcome to our home automation product coverage—features that get you in-the-know on the latest connected home technology in less than two minutes.

 

This post moves us into the kitchen where smart home technology is making life a little easier around grocery shopping.

 

Does it annoy you when you forget to pick up the one item you wanted from the grocery store? How do you feel when you get home from the store, ready to cook that special meal and you’re out of that one important ingredient? Well, with the Hiku smart kitchen device from Hiku Labs, Inc., you may never have this problem again. It’s an innovative smart home and smart phone technology that helps you track the grocery item that you need and adds it to a shopping list for you.

 

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Why the Connected and Secure Home Is the Path to the Smart Home

150 million sensors waiting to be connected

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) continued to build interest and excitement for smart home and connected home products. But with that interest and excitement abound, a lot of questions remain. The good news is, we believe the answers to those questions fall directly in line with the experience and offerings of the security industry. There are many new offerings in the connected home market.  Many are trying to drive services to consumers by controlling stand-alone devices.

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Millennials: The $10 Trillion Dollar Market You Can’t Afford to Miss

The Millennials Generation will be the Biggest Generation Spending Money.  Do you have what it takes to woo them?

Over the last three decades, our professional security dealers have provided homeowners with peace-of-mind by adding security to their home. We’ve seen a steady growth in the security industry, and much of it is due to the diligent dedication of our security dealers to their trade. A recent report from Park Associates, indicates that there is an estimate of 31 million homes with active security systems. As a security dealer, you’ve done well in servicing the Boomers and Gen X. However, the Millennials will require some extra homework and a little more convincing, as technology continues to advance and change how we live.

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Connected Home Products Demo on the Thread at CES2016

This year at CES,  the Thread Group and Resolution Products led a successful collaboration demo of products working on the Thread network. The Thread technology which was described in an earlier post, was developed to meet the needs of smart home devices for in-home networking and IP requirements. It aims to improve the network connectivity of connected home devices while addressing current issues present in existing home networking protocols and standards.

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An Insider’s Guide to CES2016 With a Smart Home Focus

CES in Las Vegas is the biggest international event of the year showcasing the latest of consumer electronic innovations.  This year, CES2016 will take place January 6-9. It’s once again promising exciting introductions from companies like Sony, Samsung, LG, GM, BWM and many more.  Attendees will have the chance to meet new technologies around wearables, automotives, smart home and even “smart city” for the first time.

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A New Shade of Smart Lights

Welcome to our weekly home automation product coverage—features that get you in-the-know on the latest connected home technology in less than two minutes.

 

When you think of lights in your home, you think about turning them off and on, and that’s about it. But what if lights became part of your home entertainment? What if your lights adapted to your mood?

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What Does the New Thread Standard Mean to Professional Security Dealers?

This is the first post of a series on Thread.

 

Thread-Certified Smart Home Devices Are On Their Way

The Thread Group has recently announced that their official certification program is now live. Companies with smart home devices following Thread standards can now submit their products for testing. If the products pass a battery of rigorous tests, they will receive the official Thread Certification stamp, recognizing their compliance. Already, the first wave of 30+ products have begun their testing.

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Petzi: Treat Fido Through Your Smart Phone

Welcome to our weekly home automation product coverage—features that get you in-the-know on the latest connected home technology in less than two minutes.

Whether you’re a cat or dog person, your pets are apart of the family. So when you leave them for work, a friends’ house, or going out for a quick bite, you can’t help but feel a little twinge of guilt for leaving them behind. Or, if you are the human caretaker of a rambunctious dog or feisty feline, you might want to keep an eye on them and see what really goes on behind closed doors (see who really got into the garbage or ate the cookies off the counter). Before advanced technology or smart devices, we had to rely on neighbors or family members to check in on our furry friends, but now with innovations like the Petzi treat dispenser and camera, you can interact with your companion through the palm of your hand.

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