Home: On #089 – Addressable Lighting, with Dana Kunz

May 22, 2017 by

Amazon extends the Echo line and capabilities, Ecobee releases the first third-party product with Alexa on board, and Dana Kunz from Avi-on joins Richard after Lightfair to discuss some of the trends we’re seeing from their company and in the industry. Plus we have a few quick interviews from the floor at Lightfair.

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Home: On #081 – More T’s, with Dave Evans

Dec 8, 2016 by

Insteon and others add scene control to your Amazon Echo, CNET gives the Wink Hub 2 one thumb up and two thumbs down, and we finally get more T’s...but not from IFTTT. Stringify co-founder and CTO Dave Evans joins us to talk about their powerful services integration platform that could take your smart home to the next level.

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Home: On #074 – The First House, with Anthony Lemos

Jul 28, 2016 by

Richard's friend Anthony just bought his first house, and he’s ready to deck it out with the latest in smarthome tech. But before diving too deeply into that, they ponder Nest’s decision to build an outdoor camera with a long, ugly cable. Seriously, that thing is ugly.

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Home: On #067 – Standards Consolidation, with Josh Pollard

Mar 14, 2016 by

The Echo keeps getting more useful in the smart home, a new standard could mean the end of AllJoyn, and Revolv advises its customers of an imminent shutdown. DMZ colleague Josh Pollard joins Richard for this news-packed episode of Home: On.

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Home: On #062 – Whatever Wishes, with Josh Pollard

Dec 21, 2015 by

It’s that time of year again. To wish you a happy whatever, The DMZ’s Josh Pollard joins Richard to share their respective wish lists. They have gift ideas for you and for themselves, and even some wishes for their favorite companies.

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HomeKit App Comparison: Round One

Sep 16, 2015 by

On the eve of expected HomeKit ecosystem updates, we take a look at how the apps for the first round of HomeKit devices compare. Can any of these offerings become the one-stop control shop for your home? [SPOILER:] Not yet.

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Introducing Apple HomeKit

Jun 10, 2015 by

The first wave of HomeKit devices is finally here. Here's what we know and what you need to know if you're interested in buying any of these products. There's a lot of confusion surrounding this release, so be sure to check for that Works with Apple HomeKit logo to ensure compatibility!

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Apple Stores to Sell HomeKit-enabled ecobee3 Thermostat

Jun 2, 2015 by

The Ecobee3 smart thermostat—known for normalizing temperatures in the home across multiple locations within a single HVAC zone—will soon be HomeKit enabled and available in Apple Stores.

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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 #040 – CES Begins

Jan 9, 2015 by

As CES 2015 opens, we talk with some of the many vendors exhibiting in Las Vegas at CES Unveiled and PEPCOM Digital Experience. Interviews with Ecovent, Ring, Thread Group, Ecobee, and others give us insight into the products we can expect to see in stores this year.

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