Episode 152 - Unplug That TV!

On this week's episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason sit down to dissect the biggest stories of the week including: Just a bunch of spies doing their job. Apple puts out some shiny HomeKit marketing. Rumors of a new indoor camera from Amazon. Thoughts on the so-called "Lutron Tax"' and Crestron's new (not-so?) easy-to-setup lighting control system. And what Sonos' efforts to fend off the disrupters shows us about the smart home.

Fan of the podcast? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron!

Episode 151 - Discussing Z-Wave with Executive Director Mitch Klein

On this week's episode of HomeTech: We are joined by Mitch Klein, Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance for an in-depth conversation about the technology and what is new with the alliance. Long a stalwart in the connected home, Mitch discusses what makes the technology so appealing to end-users, installers, and service providers alike. Additionally we explore some recent developments, particularly in the area of cybersecurity, that the alliance is focused on as they look to maintain their dominant position in the worldwide connected home market. 

That plus... we belatedly celebrate 3-years of HomeTech! AWS sneezes and half the internet gets a flu. Jason has another tactile control product to drool over. And an spirited chat about the future of TV sparked by YouTube's new offering for cord cutters. 

Fan of the podcast? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron!

Episode 150 - Stuck in the Middle

On this week's episode of HomeTech: Seth and Jason sit down for some spirited discussion about the forces at play in the middle market for home technology. Established companies like Savant, Crestron, and Control4 have formed a consensus and are "racing to the top" with their collective focus on luxury solutions. Meanwhile, inexpensive DIY platforms such as HomeKit are maturing at a steady pace. So, where does this leave the traditional CEDIA integrator? Tune in to hear our thoughts...

That plus... rumors of a new Sonos product, finally! - but will it be worth the wait? A truly novel approach to the TV experience from a startup called Caavo - but will it catch-on? Visio gets caught with their hand in the cookie jar. And just how much does a HomeKit-outfitted house cost? 

Fan of the podcast? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron!

Rock-and-a-hard-place-500x333.jpg

Episode 148 - ISE 2017 Wrap-Up Part 1

On this week's episode of HomeTech: Join us for a super-sized episode as we wrap-up ISE 2017! Jason was busy all week gathering sound bites on the show floor. This show features a handful of our favorite interviews from Amsterdam, plus some commentary from Jason and Seth.

One again, a big thanks to our sponsors, Krika, Zappiti, and the Z-Wave Alliance for making the trip possible!

Fan of the podcast? Want to support our efforts? Please consider becoming a Patron!