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
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.
This story incorrectly stated the name of the wireless communications technology used by AlertMe. The system uses ZigBee.
First Utility, AlertMe, and British Gas offer options for monitoring home energy usage and testing out theories about personal consumption habits.
Iris charges $10 per month for full system functionality, making it difficult to recommend over fee-free competitors like SmartThings, iSmartAlarm, or Insteon.
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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.
ThinkEco starts shipping its "smart outlet" which creates a mesh network and lets people schedule when to cut stand-by power to electronic gear.
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