Kidde Shows HomeKit-Compatible RemoteLync Bridge

Jan 12, 2018 by

Kidde was showing off a HomeKit-compatible RemoteLync Bridge at CES, bringing smoke and carbon monoxide alarm notifications to your mobile device and the potential to trigger additional actions, like turning on lights, turning off fueled devices, and more.

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New Bridge Brings Wemo into HomeKit Fold

Jan 9, 2018 by

The new Wemo Bridge adds HomeKit compatibility to Wemo devices. This gives Wemo device users more options for voice and app control than ever before.

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LEDVANCE Introduces First Smart Filament-Style LED Bulb

Dec 20, 2017 by

LEDVANCE has introduced some new additions to its HomeKit-compatible Sylvania SMART+ lighting line, including a first-of-its-kind smart filament-style LED bulb. These won't be available until April '18, but a new dimmable soft white bulb and flexible light strip are available today.

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Home: On #094 – Security News, with Rose Thibodeaux

Oct 23, 2017 by

With lots of new security products in the news, who better to join us than Home Alarm Report’s Rose Thibodeaux! We walk through the anticipated offerings from Nest and Ring, plus we look at all the new Echo editions and share the usual updates on previously discussed products and services.

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Home: On #093 – CEDIA 2017

Sep 25, 2017 by

CEDIA 2017 was in San Diego this year, and we were on the ground to see what’s trending. We spoke with some of our old friends, and we spent time with some vendors we haven’t previously interviewed. Voice is King, or Queen as it were, and consumer products continue to change the face of home technology—even in the professional space.

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Logitech’s Circle 2 is Now HomeKit Compatible

Sep 7, 2017 by

Today at CEDIA, Logitech announced that its new Circle 2 camera is now HomeKit compatible. With this announcement, Logitech's camera is now more versatile than ever, integrating with many other third-party connected devices.

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Home: On #092 – System Recovery, with Doug Krug

Aug 31, 2017 by

It's been a long time since we've covered the news, and the DMZ's newest contributor, Doug Krug, helps us wade through some of the news we missed. Will.i.am breathes new life into Wink; Ring, Schlage, and Sylvania bring new products to market; and Thington is, sadly, no more. Plus: Doug has some good advice on how you should prepare for the inevitable hub failure and recovery process.

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Swedish Meatballs and Smart Lighting

Jun 19, 2017 by

In the home automation market, many companies and startups are participating in a land rush to solve problems we didn’t know we had…in the end not even solving those problems. When home furnishing giant IKEA stepped into the ring, it didn’t come as a surprise that they would start...

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Home: On #090 – Home Smart, with Björn Block

Jun 19, 2017 by

The digital home assistant space is heating up, IFTTT finally (sort of) adds more T’s, and Richard does his best to pronounce Trådfri, the new smart lighting collection that IKEA’s Björn Block joins us to discuss. Smart lighting is right in IKEA’s wheelhouse, but they’re just getting started.

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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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Kwikset (Finally) Brings the HomeKit with Premis Lock

Feb 3, 2017 by

Last year, Kwikset announced that it would be producing a smart lock that would be compatible with Apple's HomeKit ecosystem. Nearly a year later, Kwikset delivers the Premis Lock with a familiar form and featureset.

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Home: On #082 – Fireside ’16, from Technology.FM

Dec 20, 2016 by

It's year two of the Technology.FM end-of-year fireside chat. Richard joins Mike Wolf, Jason Griffing, and Seth Johnson to review the year's top connected home stories and look ahead at what they think 2017 has in store. But first, how did they do with last year's prediction? Not too bad, actually!

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