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Home Security Maximized with These Apps

Home security tools such as cameras and alarm systems are generally regarded as expensive methods to ensure the protection of the home. However, the …

Apps

Smart home suites match up devices for security and convenience | ZDNet

iHome<p>With a name like iHome, you'd think the brand would be a natural to enter the smart domicile space. Actually, iHome is a relatively recent …

Home Automation

Why the smart home hub market is largely a two horse race - Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis

Recently on the IoT Podcast, we answered a listener question about which smart home hub we’d recommend that works with all of the major radio …

Home Automation

Wink Hub 2 vs. Wink Hub: What's the difference?

The brain of any smart home is the hub and finding the right one can be pretty important. One of the options you may be considering is the Wink Hub, …

Home Automation

Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa …

Smart Homes

Should You Hire a Pro to Smarten Your Home?

As smart-home platforms like Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, Apple’s HomeKit, and Samsung’s SmartThings have matured, it’s now entirely possible to set …

Home Automation

Jenn-Air appliances connect with voice assistants, Apple Watch

Dishwashers, ovens and refrigerators from the high-end manufacturer will work with the Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and the Apple Watch.<p>Luxury appliance maker Jenn-Air's Wi-Fi-enabled ovens, ranges, dishwashers and refrigerators will connect with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants …

Smart Homes

Smart Home Connectivity Solutions

According to Statista, the amount of connected products will triple from 2018 to 2025 and reach a massive 75 billion devices installed worldwide. …

Internet of Things

Fibaro HomeKit sensors for doors, windows and motion: Smart and sleek

Now that I’ve finally moved my smart home devices from the Wink Hub 2 to the Samsung SmartThings Link, it’s time to test some new HomeKit devices. …

Home Automation

Philips Hue app 3.0!

Back in January 2018 Philips announced the planned released of the lasted update to their Philips Hue smart phone app for both iOS and Android, …

Home Automation

Smart Homes: A Deep Dive

Table of Contents<p>Introduction<p>In the current era, the home automation market is very fragmented. Every vendor has different standards and platforms. …

Home Automation

Samsung SmartThings Hub review: One of the best in the business

SmartThings isn’t the earliest entrant to the DIY smart home market—it’s predated by companies such as HomeSeer, Insteon, and Vera—but its hub has …

Home Automation

Best HomeKit Motion Sensors

Put the auto in home automation with these HomeKit-enabled motion sensors!I'm unashamedly obsessed with home automation. I've added (far too) many …

Home Automation

LG’s SmartThinQ appliances cook up support for both Alexa and Google Assistant

Whether you’re an Amazon Alexa loyalist or a Google Assistant fan, you’ll be able to control your smart kitchen with your voice. That is, if your …

Smart Homes

13% Of Households Own A Smart Thermostat

Smart speakers are not the only connected set of devices entering homes, as the number of smart thermostats has more than doubled in recent years, …

Advertising Industry

Consumers Prefer Smartphones Over Smart Speakers For Home Control

The smartphone continues to be the main hub for smart homes, based on a new study.<p>A majority (89%) of consumers see the smartphone as a controller of …

Advertising Industry

Smart home company Abode promises summer release of Iota HomeKit security system following acquisition

The Iota gateway was billed at a DIY HomeKit security system when it was first introduced at 2018’s CES in Las Vegas. We brought you news of the product’s introduction in January, where manufacturer Abode Systems set a target shipping date of late Q1. Today, the company has announced that is has …

Home Automation

Crowd-funded Abode Systems mostly sold to an Italian home-automation group

Investing in a crowd-funding campaign can be a crapshoot. If the product ships but doesn’t take off, you could end up with an orphan. If it succeeds, …

Smart Homes

This guy's light bulb performed a DoS attack on his entire smart house

The challenge of being a futurist pioneer is being Patient Zero for the future's headaches.<p>In 2009, Raul Rojas, a computer science professor at the …

Robots

Get a smart light bulb backed by Mark Cuban, on sale for 25% off

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Light can have a huge impact on your mood. …

Light Bulbs

Microsoft built its own custom Linux kernel for its new IoT service

At a small press event in San Francisco, Microsoft today announced the launch of a secure end-to-end IoT product that focuses on microcontroller-based devices — the kind of devices that use tiny and relatively low-powered microcontrollers (MCUs) for basic control or connectivity features. …

Linux

The Smart-Home Future Is Already Here

Bill Gates’s glass-and-recycled-Douglas-fir estate, Xanadu 2.0, completed in 1997, took seven years and $63 million to build, and came stuffed with …

Smart Homes

Smart thermostat buying guide

While heating and cooling setups can vary a lot, most US homes rely on some sort of heating, ventilating and air conditioning system (HVAC) to help keep indoor temperatures in check. Your thermostat acts as the main point of access for this system, allowing you to determine when and at what …

Home Automation

This security system sends alerts if you left the stove or grill on

Nortek Security and Control's 2Gig Stove and Grill Guard goes on your cooktop knobs and works with a security system to prevent kitchen fires.<p>Nortek Security and Control company has released a sensor that ties cooking safety into your overall home security system. The company's 2Gig Stove and Grill …

Home Security

Ring Video Doorbell hits lowest ever price as Amazon celebrates buy-out | Trusted Reviews

<b>Amazon is the proud owner of the company behind the popular Ring smart doorbells and security cameras, it was confirmed on Thursday.</b><p>The company is …

Smart Homes

Nest app updated with support for temperature sensors, additional Hello options, and more

Nest has launched several new pieces of hardware this year including the Hello and Cam IQ Outdoor. We're still waiting on the promised temperature …

Home Automation

Garage parking system is designed to beat the hanging tennis ball

A tennis ball on a string may good at letting you know when you've fully pulled your car into your garage, but it can get in the way, plus its …

Home Automation

IFTTT adds channels for IntuiFace, Atmoph, Hubitat, Yalp, Trygve, and Turn Touch

IFTTT, the internet's best solution so far to connect the disparate online services and smart devices we use to each other, keeps on adding support …

Home Automation

Ring: Amazon aids smart home push by closing video-doorbell firm deal

Retailer celebrates by slashing prices on smart doorbells, while deal includes transfer of customer data to company<p>Amazon’s reported $1bn acquisition of video-doorbell maker Ring has closed, giving the company a significant lead over rival Google in the potentially lucrative home security …

Smart Homes

nCube Home Smart Home Hub Review – One To Rule Them All?

nCUBEIs your smart home getting out of control? I know mine has been, with more hubs than I care to count taking over my home network. The nCube …

Home Automation