14. April 2016 · Comments Off on Wink opens up about surviving the fall of Quirky · Categories: News · Tags: ,

Nathan Smith knew that Wink would have to go. It was early in 2015, and the smart home company he’d started less than a year earlier was being held back by the very thing that brought it into existence: Quirky. “We knew that Wink needed a parent other than Quirky to achieve its full potential,” Smith tells The Verge. In under a year, Smith had gone from founding Wink inside of Quirky to looking for a way to escape it.

Source: Wink opens up about surviving the fall of Quirky | The Verge

05. April 2016 · Comments Off on Wink home automation via your Android device: ecobee3 Wi-Fi Thermostat · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Automating and controlling various aspects of your home is both convenient and fun in a geeky way. A small portion of these home automation devices will also add comfort and have the potential to save you money. What? Save money? Yes. 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.

Source: Wink home automation via your Android device: ecobee3 Wi-Fi Thermostat | Android and Me

18. February 2016 · Comments Off on Wink home automation hub gets water sensors with leakSMART · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Water damage is a big deal, in fact, it’s one of the most reported claims for home insurance, behind only fire and lightning, and wind and hail. Now with home automation products increasingly gaining market share and mainstream acceptability, that problem can be reigned in to a certain extent. No, it won’t prevent extremes like Hurricane Katrina, but if a pipe springs a leak then you can get a jump on it.

Source: Wink home automation hub gets water sensors with leakSMART