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.
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.
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.
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.
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.