IoT at CES 2017: Battle of the Home Automation Start-Ups - Weston, Fort Lauderdale Smart Home

New home automation hubs at CES 2017 feature built-in cameras, artificial intelligence and predictive algorithms, voice control, security monitoring and more.

CES is always good for a new crop of home-automation hubs, and CES 2017 is no exception. We’ll see scores of new IoT boxes from wily vets like SmartThings (Samsung) and start-ups in Eureka Park. This year, look for devices with built-in cameras, artificial intelligence and predictive algorithms, voice control, security monitoring, and sensors. Lots of sensors.

Since last year, we had a few casualties. For example, Echostar’s Sage home automation system was killed.

Meanwhile, I’ve warmed up to a few of the products that I mocked last year. I really like the modular design of the Myxyty hub, for example.

Of course, most of the new "hubs" aren't really a hubs at all, just IP devices that work with other devices through the cloud. Look no further than Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple TV. View full article http://www.cepro.com/article/iot_at_ces_2017_attack_of_the_home_automation_hubs?utm_source=CEPWeekly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=content&eid=343804600&bid=1628318#

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