A smart thermostat can help you save money on your monthly bill. Unfortunately, you need to spend money to save money. But again, a smart thermostat is more than just a long term investment. It’s changing the temperature of your house from the comfort of the couch or bed. It’s monitoring the temperature of your baby room. It’s convenience, easy access, and money saving all in one nice package.
Today we are reviewing the 2nd generation ecobee3 Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat with Remote Sensor.
Video doorbells are taking the home security market by storm and figure to be a main theme at ISC West.
We have previously written about setting up lights with the Wink home automation hub there are a number of bulbs that work including GE Link and Cree. We have also provided a tutorial for installing the Nest thermostat. Wink can be paired with Amazon Echo, which means you can control your heating and cooling by voice.<
The global home security solutions market is forecast to reach a value of $30.3 billion by 2022, according to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research. The market is estimated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.0 percent during the forecast period from 2015 to 2022. Rising security needs among customers at homes, the emergence of managed security solutions as an affordable option, government initiatives, and attractive insurance policies are the key factors driving the growth of global home security solutions market, according to the report.
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“Everyone wants to get old, nobody wants to be old.” Unless that is, if we can use technology to make our lives more secure and more comfortable.
There is a solution that utilizes the latest generation of sensors, communication and smart cloud technologies. The Sensara Senior Lifestyle System is a new generation Internet of Things (IoT) service application that can help people to live at home longer, secure and comfortable, and that provides peace of mind to seniors, their loved ones and their caretakers. This system does not use intrusive cameras or devices that people constantly need to wear on their body.
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LittleBits is a snap-together line of components designed to make learning about and experimenting with electronics easy for both kids and adults. They’re typically sold in kits designed to provide accessible packages for education, like the Base and Gizmos & Gadgets kits we reviewed. The Smart Home Kit ($249) is a bit different, and much more fascinating for tinkerers, or anyone interested in playing with home automation and network control.
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Challengers for the throne of connected lighting have come and gone, but Philips’ Hue system remains the best-known of the wireless bulbs. It’s color-changing and white lamps are now available for a number of sockets and fittings, but one thing has proved consistent: the central bridge that controls them all.
Now, Philips has Hue Bridge 2.0, square where the original was circular, and a whole lot more intelligent inside. In fact, the company says, the new version is several times more powerful as well as having 500x more space inside.
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<blockquote class="curated_content">Thinking Home is the easiest, affordable home automation solution for Mac OS X. v2.2 boasts a modern design that delivers performance without compromising ease of use. Version 2.2 is well-equipped to run 24-7 and make use of Mac-only things like speech, scripts, email, instant messaging and iPhone access. Try out Thinking Home 2.2 as a demo for free.</blockquote>