Top 10 Smart-Home Stories of 2014

The most popular Smart-Home stories of the past year.

According to a new survey, most Americans would like a smart home that can automatically prepare for them to arrive home and provide peace of mind and comfort upon entering.

In addition to state-of-the-art convection cooking, GE’s latest wall ovens feature Wi-Fi connectivity. A mobile app lets users preheat the oven, set the timer, and change temperatures and cooking functions without even being in the house. Preheat the oven on your way home from work, or get notifications when your cooking time is finished while you’re working outside in the yard.

Schneider Electric's Wiser Air allows homeowners to control their home's temperature remotely and set personalized schedules. 

The Heatworks Model 1, the first all digital water heater, is compact enough to be installed at the point of use. Instead of using metal heating elements, an array of graphite electrodes and electronic controls heat water through an electric current. Temperature is auto-adjusted by the unit 60 times a second.

Meritage dwellings nationwide come with a basic home automation system standard.

Using Bluetooth mesh technology, Avi-on Labs aims to create a simple, customizable smart home system where connected devices are controlled through a mobile app. 

Savant Survey Results

According to a recent survey, half of U.S. consumers believe home automation will be an everyday feature of their homes in less than a decade


ecovent is the newest tech coming to home automation, allowing homeowners to control the hot and cold zones in their homes.

The ecobee3 is a smart thermostat with remote sensors to monitor conditions in multiple rooms.

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