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AlertMe to trial home energy management in U.K.

British Gas signs on start-up AlertMe to give consumers the ability to get detailed home energy data and remote control of home heating system.

By July 20, 2009


AlertMe 2.0: Reduces your energy bills and catches burglars

AlertMe is back with a host of new add-ons designed to help reduce your energy bills, improve security and generally drag your home kicking and screaming into the 21st century

By April 24, 2009


Use your phone to talk to your house

Lowe's and monitoring-tech company AlertMe welcome the home of the future with a cloud-based home-monitoring system.

By July 19, 2012


Wi-Fi certification might be tweaked for smart grids

This story incorrectly stated the name of the wireless communications technology used by AlertMe. The system uses ZigBee.

By November 12, 2009


Google PowerMeter available to U.K. residents

First Utility, AlertMe, and British Gas offer options for monitoring home energy usage and testing out theories about personal consumption habits.

By October 28, 2009


Lowe's muscles into smart home

Lowe's will offer wireless thermostats and home security gear that can be accessed from a Web site for monitoring and remote control.

By January 5, 2012


Wi-Fi certification might be tweaked for smart grids

Task force to look at modifying IP standards for Wi-Fi devices as opportunity to become communication tool of choice between home appliance networks and smart grids becomes evident.

By November 11, 2009


Iris Home Management System

Iris charges $10 per month for full system functionality, making it difficult to recommend over fee-free competitors like SmartThings, iSmartAlarm, or Insteon.

December 19, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating December 19, 2013

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'Smart' plugs ready to quash office stand-by power

ThinkEco starts shipping its "smart outlet" which creates a mesh network and lets people schedule when to cut stand-by power to electronic gear.

By November 10, 2010


Fit PC Slim: Smallest PC in the world (nearly)

Every now and then someone makes something so extraordinary it makes you think "wow, that's amazing. Today, that honour belongs to the super-small Fit PC Slim

By September 19, 2008