Build and program your own smart home system | AndroidAuthority

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Most smart home systems give users a fair degree of customization, but lets face it: they’re built to be as uncomplicated as possible for the mainstream audience.

For those looking to dig a little deeper, it’s possible to build and program your own smart home system on an incredibly granular level. If you’re creating a futuristic bachelor pad/command station/secret lair to impress your buddies, then this would be an obvious addition.

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Give Your Home a Futuristic Look With These High-Tech Home Automation Features | HomeToys

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With cool tech coming out like programmable lights and digital wall projectors, the newest smart tech can add a whole lot of to your home improvement projects. Here are the best ways to incorporate automation features while bringing some futuristic flavor to your decor.

Source: Give Your Home a Futuristic Look With These High-Tech Home Automation Features | HomeToys

D-Link Partners with Google to Provide Products that are Compatible with the Google Assistant

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TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — D-Link today announced its partnership with Google to provide upcoming mydlink products that work with the Google Assistant. The compatibility will provide consumers with the ability to control their smart home products with voice commands. By saying “Ok Google” to the Google Assistant on Google Home or Android phone, users can ask and receive answers, manage tasks, and control mydlink devices around their home.

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How New Home Automation Systems Are Disrupting The Security Business – CTOvision.com

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For a long time, the home security industry has been dominated by big companies that offered an all-inclusive home security system. The wholesome security system was ideal for many consumers with various security needs. However, in recent years, emerging companies that use innovative technology have invaded the home security industry.

Source: How New Home Automation Systems Are Disrupting The Security Business – CTOvision.com

Google backed ‘super sensor’ project to breathe fresh life into home automation | The Tech Portal

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The concept of ‘home automation’ has become somewhat precarious these days, where some of the perfectly functional appliances are to be compulsively replaced with their Internet-connected equivalents, which is always prone to hacks and manufacturers whim. Also, the fixture of damaged sensors or movable parts is a grinding task in itself.

Source: Google backed ‘super sensor’ project to breathe fresh life into home automation | The Tech Portal

Lowe’s Launches Professional Monitoring Service For Iris | HomeToys

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. today announced the release of a professional monitoring service for the all-inclusive, market-leading price of $14.95 per month for its Iris smart home security system. The new professional monitoring service gives residential customers the ability to have emergency responders dispatched to their homes in the event of a security, smoke, carbon monoxide or panic alarm with no long-term contract required.

Source: Lowe’s Launches Professional Monitoring Service For Iris | HomeToys