The Scout Home Security System requires a hub, but the connected device choices are up to the consumer. When the system first became available in 2013, the options are limited to movement and motion sensors. Today, it works with the IFTTT web-based service, which is compatible with Amazon Alexa and an array of third-party interconnected… Continue reading »
Ecobee, a Toronto-based tech company, may not receive the same attention as Nest or Honeywell, but it was the first to unveil the app-enabled thermostat. The company’s Smart thermostat product line is funneled through dealers, limiting its ability to gain relevancy in the DIY rink. Ecobee rolled out the Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat on June 10,… Continue reading »
If you haven’t taken the plunge into the Smart Home world yet, it may be time to start thinking about it. Smart Home Technology has gained a lot of attention in various markets, including the real estate and consumer market. Smart Home products have soared over the past few years, starting with all-in-one devices that… Continue reading »
Smart thermostats are becoming very common, even though there is no consensus on what actually makes the device “Smart”. However, there are two primary features that homeowners should be on the lookout for, Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art programing capabilities. The Smart thermostat’s programing capabilities are far more complex than the time-and-temp programing features found in the… Continue reading »
Belkin strives to design and create affordable Smart Home switches. The company has added yet another product to its lineup, the WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug. The plug is designed to prevent blockage of adjacent outlets, which is a problem for most brands.