Ecobee, a Toronto-based tech company, may not receive the same attention as Nest or Honeywell, but it was the first to unveil the app-enabled thermostat. The company’s Smart thermostat product line is funneled through dealers, limiting its ability to gain relevancy in the DIY rink. Ecobee rolled out the Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat on June 10,… Continue reading »
Ayla Networks, an IoT platform for device manufacturers, announces that Stelpro, a Canadian-based manufacturer of electric heating products, has chosen its IoT platform for the new Maestro Smart Thermostats.
Parks Associates, an IoT research firm, conducted research on how important data from IoT products and technical support was to U.S. broadband households. The research shows that customers would exchange their IoT data for technical support benefits, such as product updates, tips to better use the product and warranty information.
Smart thermostats are becoming very common, even though there is no consensus on what actually makes the device “Smart”. However, there are two primary features that homeowners should be on the lookout for, Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art programing capabilities. The Smart thermostat’s programing capabilities are far more complex than the time-and-temp programing features found in the… Continue reading »
Research findings by NTT DATA, revealed that American customers would be willing to switch insurers, just to get discounts on their homeowners insurance policy for utilizing Smart Home devices. In fact, the research showed that two out of three customers would be willing to make the change.
Thousands of homes around the globe are now connected to a cloud-based Smart Home platform. The platform allows the homeowner to activate the connected devices from a smartphone, computer or tablet, with an accompanied app and Wi-Fi connection. Consumers are drawn to Smart Locks, thermostats, light bulbs, cameras and doorbells more than the other available… Continue reading »