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Lowe's and monitoring-tech company AlertMe welcome the home of the future with a cloud-based home-monitoring system.
Lowe's will offer wireless thermostats and home security gear that can be accessed from a Web site for monitoring and remote control.
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.
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
ThinkEco starts shipping its "smart outlet" which creates a mesh network and lets people schedule when to cut stand-by power to electronic gear.
Expect to see more gadgets and services for helping consumers cut back on energy use through a networked console connected to the electricity meter and appliances.
Green tech will come in many guises at CES with solar chargers, in-home energy displays, vampire power slayers, and all sorts of energy-efficient electronics.
This story incorrectly stated the name of the wireless communications technology used by AlertMe. The system uses ZigBee.
The IP-based GridRouter might give cautious consumer electronics companies more confidence about jumping on the smart-grid bandwagon.
Dozens of companies are developing tools to ratchet down home energy use as part of utility smart grid programs, but nobody is sure which approach will stick with consumers.