Honeywell finally makes an interesting move in the smart home space, Nest resumes sales of its smoke detector at a lower price, and Mark Walters joins us to talk about the history and benefits of Z-Wave and the Z-Wave Alliance.
Nest surprised many with the launch of its long-awaited API and developer program prior to the start of Google I/O this week. A comprehensive integration platform and services from a handful of integration partners are available immediately.
Gigaom’s Stacey Higginbotham joins Richard to talk about some of the highlights from Lightfair, Apple’s recent HomeKit announcement, and what more open standards like AllJoyn can offer developers and the industry at large.
After being pulled from stores back in early April, the Nest Protect smoke and CO alarm is back on shelves for sale to consumers. Nest announced on its blog that the device is available again for a lower price point of $99.
Josh Pollard joins Richard on this special one-year anniversary episode of Home: On to review the latest news and hype in the industry. But the real focus is on how the home automation industry has grown in the last year, how they’ve each expanded smarthome technology in their own respective homes, and what they think the next year will bring.
The Chief Executive and Chief Technology Officers of INSTEON join Richard to discuss the history of INSTEON, the benefits of INSTEON, and the recently announced collaboration with Microsoft to bring home control to consumers.