Seed Labs Launches New Product to Make Your Lightbulbs Smart
Next month, Seed Labs will introduce their new home automation device, Silvair Control, at TechCrunch Disrupt. The new device combines blue tooth technology with an open interface to create a removable, portable button/dial which consumers can carry from room to room to manage their home lighting and appliances. Activation is literally at their fingertips – by simply tapping, spinning or sliding the device. Expect to see Silvair Control in retail stores in the not-so-distant future.
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The Benefits of a Dedicated Touch Screen
With the growing popularity of home automation smart phone apps, it’s easy to forget the benefits of the traditional touch screen. Touch screens are fast, responsive and interactive user faces that get the job done – in half the time – without the need to boot up or load. And unlike smart phones, touch screens are hard to lose, and are always powered up to output commands. You may have an appetite for the latest app, but when you’re ready to add or upgrade a home automation system, don’t overlook the proven benefits of a touch screen.
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Home Automation Systems – A Consumer Checklist
As home automation advances, some people find themselves behind, scratching their heads and wondering how to proceed. “Which product is right for me?” “How do I choose?” With so many products on the market, consumers should ask the following questions before committing to purchase:
- Is the device a standalone product or a member of an ecosystem of products? What are the pricing aspects?
- Does the product require an always-on Internet connection?
- How is the “command center” implemented? Does the installation require new hubs or wires?
- What are the power requirements?
- Will a third party control the unit without compromising my security?
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Home Automation Market to Top $6 Billion By 2020
According to a recent report by Futuresource Consulting, the market for home automation packages and individual smart devices is estimated to increase by 30-35% over the next 5 years, reaching nearly $6-7 billion worldwide by 2020. The report also predicts dramatic growth in niche market DIY home automation products, fueled primarily by online distribution and growing popularity as a lower cost alternative to professionally installed systems. As overall demand continues to grow, more and more companies will compete for market share by offering consumer’s even more options and products.
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