24. June 2017 · Comments Off on HomeKit compatibility coming to Flic Hub home automation physical control system · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

A crowd-funding campaign is underway for thee Flic Hub that promises to put switches with robust scripting anywhere in a house to control multiple devices — and the manufacturer claims that full HomeKit support is coming soon.

Source: HomeKit compatibility coming to Flic Hub home automation physical control system

05. April 2016 · Comments Off on Is Someone Watching You Online? The Security Risks Of The Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The range and number of “things” connected to the internet is truly astounding, including security cameras, ovens, alarm systems, baby monitors and cars. They’re are all going online, so they can be remotely monitored and controlled over the internet.Internet of Things (IoT) devices typically incorporate sensors, switches and logging capabilities that collect and transmit data across the internet.

Source: Is Someone Watching You Online? The Security Risks Of The Internet of Things

27. January 2016 · Comments Off on Just how smart can you make your home? · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Carlos Espinosa, a design professional based in Boulder, Colorado, has a completely decked-out “smart” home – light switches he can control from his mobile phone, a security system, moisture detectors that alert him to leaks and integrated stereo speakers.The most life-changing aspect of this set-up? Espinosa says it is how the porch lights turn on when he rounds the corner to his home late at night, responding to a command from his phone. The front door also unlocks as he approaches.

Source: Just how smart can you make your home? | Reuters

13. January 2016 · Comments Off on These Zigbee home automation devices need no batteries or wires · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

You’re probably most familiar with piezoelectricity as the generator of the spark that lights the gas stove, but it’s finding a new application in Las Vegas this week: lighting up the living room.Energy-harvesting controls for home automation have been a thing since at least 2001, when Siemens set up a new company, EnOcean, to commercialize the piezo-powered wireless light switches it had developed. Pushing on the rocker switches generated just enough piezoelectrical energy to broadcast a 128-bit “telegram” to radio modules inside light fixtures, electrical outlets or control hubs.

Source: These Zigbee home automation devices need no batteries or wires | ITworld

01. December 2015 · Comments Off on Switches And Sockets Fit For A Smart Home  · Categories: News · Tags: ,

These brainy gadgets have some big plans for those boring wall warts. Here are four smart switches and sockets that pass our IQ test.

Source: Switches And Sockets Fit For A Smart Home – Hartford Courant