Smart Homes

iRobot Stock is Pure Play for Smart Home Robotics

If hardware is hard, then smart home robotics is nearly impossible. There are plenty of theories about why people have been slow to adopt robots into the home, aside from the obvious fear-driven Terminator narrative. The most obvious one is that the existing robots don’t do anything more efficiently or effectively than even a teenager […]

Should IoT Investors Buy Alarm.com Stock?

This past year, we’ve methodically gone through each of the twelve themes we cover to decide which stocks and ETFs we want to hold in our own Nanalyze Disruptive Tech Portfolio. More recently, we’ve been exploring the Internet of Things (IoT) theme which is slim pickings. The only IoT ETF out there doesn’t mesh well […]

4 Pure-Play Smart Home Stocks for IoT Investors

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 138 million housing units in the United States, many of which are giant McMansions that don’t get much use. While the Australians are in a close second when it comes to average home sizes, a person in Hong Kong has just a quarter of the floor space […]

10 Smart Building Technologies for Facilities Automation

A lot of our articles on green technology focus on innovations that wean us away from the burning of fossil fuels, whether it’s improving solar fuel efficiency or designing advanced nuclear power plants. But another strategy to lighten the load on mother Earth rather than start packing for Mars is to be more efficient in […]

Home Security Cameras Capture Corporate Events

There are two types of fairy tales. There are the Disney-fied versions where everyone (except for some wicked witch or vile tyrant) lives happily ever after. Then there are the Grimm Brothers-type tales that can be as gruesome as any Halloween night movie marathon. The lesson is often that the good guys don’t finish first. […]

9 Smart Locks Making Your Smart Home Secure

Doors have existed for centuries as a way of establishing a controlled entry point that can be easily guarded against intruders and as an effective repellent for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Here’s a little known fact about doors. If you ever need to properly kick down a door, don’t stand in front of it awkwardly kicking away. Turn around and while […]

9 Smart Home Startups Reducing Your Utility Bills

Many of today’s technologies are disruptive in a first-world sort of way. Take as an example all the food delivery startups. Sure, they’re disruptive in so far as they’re creating all kinds of low-paying delivery jobs and creating new revenues streams for restaurants, but they’re hardly worth a second look when compared to truly disruptive technologies […]

8 Startups Designing Smart Home Devices

Remember the days when the height of high-tech in the home was a 1980s device called The Clapper. Chant it with us, “Clap on. Clap off. The Clapper!” Now, of course, it seems so quaint. The Internet of Things—the inexorable push to connect all the devices in our lives from sprinkler systems to thermostats to […]

The Best Air Purifier Technology Known to Man

The world is a strange place. While most of you reading this sit in your comfortable chairs thinking about all your first world problems, almost half the world lives on less than $2.50 a day. Those people understand the value of money far better than we do, and they’re likely to spend it on acquiring a […]

10 Home Security Startups for Investors to Watch

We’ve talked before about how the “Internet of Things” or IoT is the notion that everything around us will talk to the cloud, or at least be connected and talk to the cloud occasionally. This includes all the things we own. One of the largest investments most will make in their lives is their investment […]