05. September 2016 · Comments Off on 5 Reasons Having a Smart Home Makes Your Life Better · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The term “HOME AUTOMATION” used to be reserved for two very specific types of homeowners: You were either filthy rich or loved to tinker. However, home automation has come a long way, baby. Today, there are solutions available almost everywhere, making it easy to turn just about any home into a “smart” home. Do you really need it, though? Absolutely! You probably wouldn’t dream of living without a TV, a smartphone, and/or a computer. Today’s electronics have made our lives easier—and a lot more fun. Howev

Source: 5 Reasons Having a Smart Home Makes Your Life Better – Electronic House

24. April 2016 · Comments Off on Samsung Advances Home Automation by Stepping into the Kitchen with a Smart Refrigerator Called ‘Family Hub’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Home Automation is a future market that Apple will definitely be participating in over time. We’ve written a number of reports showing Apple’s interest in this area of technology (one, two, three four and five) with one particular Apple patent figure illustrating a fridge with a large display on its freezer door, as noted below.

Today, the Korean press covered Samsung’s entry into next generation Kitchen appliances starting with a smart fridge.

Family Hub: Top-of-the-Line Smart Refrigerator

“Fridges are not just for storing food anymore. They now have features that allow consumers to order groceries online, watch TV shows and listen to music.

Source: Samsung Advances Home Automation by Stepping into the Kitchen with a Smart Refrigerator Called ‘Family Hub’ – Patently Apple

16. April 2016 · Comments Off on Ezcontrol: Introducing Simple and Affordable Home Automation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Imagine a reality where complete control of your home is just a touch away. That idea is what inspired eztechs to launch a Kickstarter campaign for ezcontrol, a home automation unit that lets you control virtually every electrical device in your home — all from your smartphone. “From your table lamp, to your garage door, to your AC, ezcontrol gives you the power to control all your devices whenever you want it, wherever you are,” says the eztechs team.Most devices in your home are controlled by one of two connecting technologies: infrared (like your TV´s, cable boxes, and receivers) or RF (such as your garage door or roller blinds). Taking advantage of these existing connections, eztechs created a control unit that understands and controls your devices through technologies they already use. One control, one app, that simple.

Source: Ezcontrol: Introducing Simple and Affordable Home Automation – Press Release – Digital Journal

18. March 2016 · Comments Off on Not-so-smart home: Amazon Echo ‘can be hacked by radio words’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Amazon’s voice activated home automation gadget can mistake radio and TV programme for human commands- as some owners found out recently while listening to a US talkshow.To activate Echo, users need to ask the ‘assistant’ Alexa to perform a task, from playing their favourite song to dimming the lights- provided they have the correct smart home appliances to do so of course.

Source: Not-so-smart home: Amazon Echo ‘can be hacked by radio words’ | Netimperative – latest digital marketing news

17. March 2016 · Comments Off on EchoStar, Nest, TP-Link Add To DIY Smart-Home Options · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart-home companies Nest and TP-LINK are adding new capabilities to their home-automation products while EchoStar Technologies is launching its first system.EchoStar’s entry differs from most companies’ DIY solutions in using a TV, not just mobile apps, as a way to monitor and control a smart home. TV suppliers Sony, LG and Samsung have also developed solutions that use a TV for monitoring and control.

Source: EchoStar, Nest, TP-Link Add To DIY Smart-Home Options | Twice