Many consumers, who invested in Internet-connected products, have concerns about security. According to recent reports, tech companies are recording customer information collected from its Smart Home devices. There are also the concerns of the devices being vulnerable to hacks. Nest unveiled today support for two-factor authentication, a security measure requiring both the connected phone and… 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 »
Google is playing catch-up with Amazon, adding new third-party integrations weekly. The Google Home has been updated to support both Belkin WeMo and Honeywell Smart devices. This means that users will be able to request Google Assistant to switch on the thermostat or lighting fixtures utilizing voice commands.
SmartBeings, a Silicon Valley tech company, unveils its interactive Smart Home hub, WooHoo. A SmartBeings representative described the device as “an Amazon Echo combined with a Nest Cam, combined with a touchscreen.”
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 »
PlumChoice, a leading provider of iOT technical support services, announced its partnership with Nightingale to provide customers with superior iOT technical support. Nightingale is the first Smart Home sleep system that is capable of immersing a room in perfectly tuned sound blankets. The system will also mask annoying indoor/outdoor sounds that would normally keep the… Continue reading »
Schneider Electric, a French company that specializes in automation solutions and energy management, launched its Wiser Air Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat on July 13, 2016 to Canadian consumers. This Smart thermostat is set apart from the competitor, because it is integrated with Eco IQ self-learning algorithm. This feature allows the thermostat to adapt to the homeowner’s… Continue reading »