Smart Homes are becoming easier than ever to set up, thanks to the different platforms available that allow all your connected devices to work and communicate together. In previous blogs of this Smart Home System Series, I looked at other home automation frameworks, such as Apple HomeKit and Z-Wave. In this edition, I’ll tell you all about Google’s smart home tech, and what Works with Nest.
Are you looking for the latest in Smart Home tech and gadgets? The best place to check out those new devices right now is, of course, at the 2017 CES in Las Vegas, and I’ve got the scoop on two new Belkin WeMo Smart Switches that’ve been added to the company’s growing Smart Home lineup.
Smart plugs are compact, convenient, and they make great stocking stuffers. They can power your decorations before Christmas, and serve you long afterwards.
In the first installment of the “Smarten Up” series, we discuss the idea of using smart locks to your advantage. We take a specific look at the August Smart Lock and its accompanying products. Bringing home the ability to open your locks without fumbling for keys and providing guests with access to your home without having to worry about cutting keys are convenience that you can offer while making it all look like a Jedi mind trick.
Home monitoring and surveillance is not just for the rich or nefarious. Sure, we all have that house on our block that’s tricked out with half a dozen cameras and tripwires (despite their being an aging Datsun in the driveway), but find out why real people have a real need for home monitoring.
Post-CES 2015, we have a lot to absorb about what we can do to our homes. Smarthome gadgets are coming out at a rapid pace, and with many manufacturers now working together to allow you run their devices on the same apps, it’s good to get in tune with just how you can turn your every day home into a smart one.