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The NextMarket Report — Canary

Smart Home Weekly: Nest's Next, HomeKit's 180 Million, Windows-AllJoyn

Mike Wolf Alljoyn Canary Dropcam Google HomeKit Microsoft Nest Weave Z-Wave

It's been a busy week at NextMarket as we launched our first event, the Smart Kitchen Summit. We did also manage to get our HomeKit Forecast report, which is part of our new Smart Home Insider service (email us for more info). But that will not keep us from providing necessary context and analysis for the smart home news. This week was an interesting one too, with the first HomeKit products shipping, news of Nest's presser and a few smaller bits and pieces. You can check out our takes below. Like always, if you haven't subscribed to our newsletter and...

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Smart Home News Quick Hits: June 1-5 Edition: Canary, IKEA, Z-Wave

Mike Wolf Canary IKEA Security Z-Wave

We've looked at the big stories from the past week, but let's quickly analyze other interesting smart home news from the past week: DIY Security Startup Canary Gets $30 Series B Canary, one of the first DIY home security appliance makers, has announced a series B funding round of $30 million (their series A was for $10 million).  The company has successfully delivered its first generation device, and with that proof point in their pocket they went back to the funding well. My personal experience with the new DIY security appliance has been a good one so far - I've been...

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Traditional Security Leader ADT Disrupting Traditional Security Model With All-In-One Security Appliance

Mike Wolf ADT Canary Icontrol Piper Security Target

I've been on vacation this week, so slow to react to news coming out on smart home, but I had to write a quick analysis of this blockbuster: ADT is working with LG to create an all-in-one security/smart home appliance and will offer a no-contract security service. This is huge. Of course, I've been writing about how the security market is undergoing a slow-motion reinvention, largely because the market penetration for home security has been artificially constricted to only about a quarter of total households because the traditional security business model only works for a fairly limited number of consumers. While...

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Smart Home Weekly: HomeKit Rumors, Slow Echo, Harmony API, Lowe's Installation Dreams & More

Mike Wolf AllSeen Almond Canary Echo HomeKit Logitech Lowe's Iris OIC Z-Wave

As January nears its end, it’s time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming. Smart home news is coming fast and furious, and I expect things won’t slow down pretty much all year, so let's buckle up and enjoy the ride. This week’s is an action-packed edition of the smart home weekly, with news on HomeKit, Xiaomi's smart home moves, the Harmony API, Lowe's installation services, standards moves and more. The rumor mill is also pretty active right now, and while some of the stuff I can’t write about because it’s not confirmed, stay tuned as I think we...

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