When it comes to the connected home market, the hot action won't be so much in the devices themselves, but in platforms that tie together different products.
Vivint partners with consumer smart-grid company Tendril to add energy management to Vivint's home security and automation system.
Vivint Solar secures $75 million in funding to launch solar panel installation to complement its home security and home automation services.
Smart-grid trials are giving consumers more control over home energy, but home security company Vivint is using home automation to offer similar services.
A Boston couple turns a tech-friendly green-home building project into an educational undertaking for themselves, neighbors, and contractors.
The smart grid is taking hold slowly, held back by utility industry regulations and the lack of compelling applications for consumers.