Caséta Wireless works with Samsung SmartThings

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Caséta Wireless works with Samsung SmartThings.
Caséta Wireless brings the convenience of a smart home to your fingertips, with light and shade control. And now, Caséta Wireless works seamlessly with the Samsung SmartThings app, providing another option of control and convenience.

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Lutron adds Alexa support to its connected home devices

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Amazon’s voice-enabled assistant moves closer to IoT dominance.

Now Lutron’s Caseta Wireless lighting system is ready to be told what to do.

Lutron joins Philips Hue, WeMo, Nest, Insteon and Samsung’s Smart Things with Alexa support. Users can add Lutron devices via the Alexa app.

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Comcast’s home automation app links with Nest, Lutron and more

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Earlier this year Comcast said its Xfinity Home service would start connecting to more automation gadgets you probably already own, and now it does. The plan is to eventually make all of these services controllable via the new X1 set-top boxes and voice remote controls (now available in Spanish), but that’s not ready yet. Comcast is also bringing an SDK that should make it easier for other home automation platforms to build links to their own setups — with Comcast’s approval, of course.

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Comcast Xfinity Home Now Works With August Smart Lock, Nest Learning Thermostat, Lutron Caseta And More…

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Comcast promised a while back to add support for more home automation gadgets and it now activated that support for its Xfinity Home service. (Photo : Xfinity )Comcast’s Xfinity Home service now officially supports more home automation gadgets, including The Nest Learning Thermostat, Chamberlain MyQ garage-door controller, August Smart Lock, & the Lutron Caseta wireless lighting controller are now among the newly-supported gadgets, manageable via the Xfinity Home app for Android or iOS. Earlier this year, Comcast promised to support more home automation devices and now the company is making good on its word.

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Lutron Caseta Dual Voltage Switch (No Neutral) PD-5WS-DV | HA World Online

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The Caseta Wireless In-Wall Switch uses Lutron patented Clear Connect RF Technology, which enables wireless communication with other Lutron sensors and Pico remote controls for total load control.

They are multi-way compatible too and can be used with existing standard or mechanical 3-way switches as the slave using physical traveler wires if you are replacing an existing multi-way circuit without having to replace all your existing switches!

“Virtual” multi-ways circuits are also possible if you use Pico remotes as the slaves for wireless multiway circuits without running any new wires for travelers OR even power wires for the slaves.

Installation of the included load cap at the light fixture itself is necessary for proper operation when switching LED, CFL, and ELV loads.

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Smart home meets smartwatch: Apple Watch automation apps

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During Apple’s Spring Forward event for the Apple Watch, apps that work with the device were also introduced. At the time, the selection was limited and only three home automation companies had apps for the Apple Watch which included Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.’s Caséta Wireless, Honeywell Lyric, and Alarm.com, Inc. But now that consumer interest is growing, more smart home apps have been added to the list.

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Addressing the Myths of Lighting Control: 5 Ways Lighting Control Adds Simplicity and Convenience to Everyday Life and Saves Energy too

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The Internet can be a great resource, but that doesn’t mean the information on the web is always accurate. There has been a lot written recently about the topic of smart homes, smart grids and other technologies that are designed to enhance the lives of homeowners. For example, it has been stated that smart solutions are not quite ready for mass consumption, and that total home control and automation is still a niche within the electronics and AV industry.

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