Home: On

Home: On is a show focused on the connected home and home automation topics for the enthusiast and do-it-yourself communities. Every other week, we run through industry news, take a closer look at interesting products, share project ideas, or present topics for information and education purposes. Host Richard Gunther is joined by a rotation of co-hosts and guests from the industry, including consumers, industry experts, and executives from companies offering smart products of their own.


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Home: On #056 – Customer Focus, with Matt Swatsky

Sep 30, 2015 by

Quirky declares bankruptcy, Hue adds to its product lineup, and Richard gushes over Serena shades and Pico remotes with guest co-host Matt Swatsky from Lutron. He tried to get a scoop on Lutron’s anticipated HomeKit updates, but we’ll just have to wait to hear more about that. It shouldn’t be too long now.

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Home: On #055 – UK Perspectives, with Garry Whittaker

Sep 21, 2015 by

Harmony can now control your Insteon devices, Richard shares how he ensures his garage doors are closed, and Garry Whittaker of The Digital Lifestyle Show joins Richard to discuss the state of the home automation industry in the United Kingdom.

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Home: On #054 – Securing Communities, with Jamie Siminoff

Aug 31, 2015 by

Jamie Siminoff, the inventor of the Ring Video Doorbell joins us to talk about their product, their recent round of funding, and their mission...which may not be what you might expect from this company. It’s less about convenience and more about security.

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Home: On #053 – Property Management, with Gregg Stebben

Aug 11, 2015 by

Men's Health Tech Editor Gregg Stebben joins us to share his experiences using connected locks and other smarthome products as part of his standard toolkit for managing rental properties. Now...if only he could find one system to pull it all together.

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Home: On #052 – Better Experiences, with Joe Johnston

Jul 27, 2015 by

The HomeKit news continues, and it’s not good. New devices launch while others temporarily stop shipping. And user experience expert Joe Johnston joins us to discuss how he thinks the smarthome experience will improve in the not-too-distant future.

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Home: On #051 – Going Hubless, with Adam Miarka

Jul 9, 2015 by

The smarthome space may face something of a shakeout in the months ahead, Lutron releases its updated smart bridge for the Caséta Wireless Lighting products, and Adam Miarka joins us to discuss life beyond the smarthome hub.

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Home: On #050 – HomeKit Confusion, with Josh Pollard

Jun 15, 2015 by

DMZ colleague Josh Pollard joins Richard to mark 50 episodes of Home: On over the past two years and discuss what’s changed in their respective homes as the industry continues to grow and evolve. And with HomeKit products releasing now, you can be sure they spent some time talking about that hot mess plus a bit of other smarthome news.

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Home: On #049 – Delivering Comfort, with Rahul Raj

Jun 8, 2015 by

NuTone enters the smarthome space with some rebranded white-box products, HomeKit-compatible devices start to hit the market, and Ecobee’s Rahul Raj joins us to discuss the Ecobee3 smart thermostat and some of their latest announcements.

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Home: On #048 – Lightfair Trends, with Seth Johnson

Jun 1, 2015 by

Seth Johnson of the HomeTech Podcast joins us again to discuss the latest news and recount some of the highlights and trends from last month’s Lightfair expo in New York City.

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Home: On #047 – The DIY Integrator, with Branton Ellerbee

May 12, 2015 by

An expired certificate causes new headaches for Wink and its customers, home automation vendors make a mad dash to support the Apple Watch at launch, and Branton Ellerbee joins us to talk about how he’s helping his customers integrate consumer-oriented smarthome products into their homes.

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Home: On #046 – Analyzing Locks, with Mike Wolf

Apr 20, 2015 by

Amazon adds home control to the Echo; Philips, Aeotec, and LIFX all come out with new connected bulbs; and there’s a lot going on in the smart lock space, so who better to talk with us about it than market analyst Mike Wolf?

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Home: On #045 – Spring Forward, with Jim Collison

Apr 6, 2015 by

GE readies smart appliances for home automation ecosystems like Wink, Canary shows up in retail outlets, and Nest misses a step on the switch to British Summer Time. We catch up on these stories and more with the host of Home Gadget Geeks, Jim Collison.

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