Apple is working to build its partnership base with developers and tech companies around the world. Today, there is an array of HomeKit-enabled devices that can be controlled by voice command and on Apple devices, such as Mac, iPod, Apple watch and iPhone.
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 »
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.
A Smart light bulb is a product that has taken the world by storm. Most brands offer affordable versions, making them readily accessible to all consumers. Most Smart bulbs operate in the same manner, with an embedded speaker and mobile app. The reason consumers are intrigued by Smart bulbs is because they allow them to… Continue reading »
Most Smart Homes are installed with Smart Locks, thermostats, lighting fixtures, appliances, surveillance systems and doorbells. However, they are lacking a major Smart product that could potentially enhance security in and around the home. Homeowners value their privacy, so they cover their windows with shades, drapery and blinds. Burglars will spend days, even weeks monitoring… Continue reading »
Ecobee, a Toronto-based home automation company, founded by Stuart Lombard began operation in 2007. Lombard set out on a mission to make his home more energy efficient. However, he was met with many roadblocks along the way. So he decided to take his chances with a programmable thermostat, since heating and cooling consumed more energy… Continue reading »
Millions of homeowners have already taken the steps to transform their home into a Smart home. The Smart-Connected network allows the homeowner to connect their wireless devices to the Internet, so they can communicate with each other. This technology also gives users the ability to control all of these devices with the use of a… Continue reading »