August Expands Selection, Adds HomeKit, August Access Service

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August expanded its selection of smart home-access products, added its first Apple Home-Kit-enabled product, and launched August Access service, which lets service personnel enter homes equipped with the August Smart Lock with homeowner permission.

Three new products expand the company’s selection beyond its single Smart Lock, launched a year ago. The new products consist of an Apple Home-Kit-certified Smart Lock, the company’s first video doorbell, and a keypad.

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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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How to Make Your Home a Smart Home | What Exactly Is a Smart Home?

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The Internet of Things is coming, which means all our homes will soon be smart homes. Just what is a smart home, and how do you turn your home into one? In this article, Michael Miller, author of the book, The Internet of Things, tells you what smart home are all about, and what you need to buy and install to start moving towards a smarter home.

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Studies applied to home automation trade | Community Newspaper Group

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CLARKSON resident Jessica Rigden saw the results of her scholarship studies with the recent opening of the Independent Living Centre (ILC) and Smart Home Display in Cockburn.

The occupational therapist received the 2015 Independent Living Centre WA (ILC) scholarship earlier this year.

Her aim was to develop knowledge and skills around smart home technology to support people with disability and the aging population to provide more control and safety, allowing them to live more independently.

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Smart Home Leader Nexia™ Home Intelligence Expands Offering with Support for Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller

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Broomfield, Colo., September 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Smart home technology leader Nexia™ Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), and Rachio, maker of the Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller, announced new compatibility that combines Iro’s smart-sensing irrigation technology with the convenience and flexibility of the Nexia home automation system and all-in-one app.

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