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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Fibaro Announces HomeKit Sensors

Dec 16, 2016 by

Poland-based smart home company Fibaro has announced it will soon be offering HomeKit-compatible versions of its popular sensor products, currently available for Z-Wave.

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Home: On #080 – Building Ecosystems, with Doug Evans

Nov 28, 2016 by

We’re bringing you Richard’s interview with Juicero founder Doug Evans from the Smart Kitchen Summit. But first, Josh Pollard joins us to run through some updates from the news, including our review of Securifi’s Almond 3 router, now shipping and available for purchase.

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Home: On #079 – Simple Control, with Will Price

Nov 14, 2016 by

We finally sit down with Simple Control CEO Will Price to discuss their versatile iOS-based control system for your home. We find out that they have answers for people who insist on having tactile buttons and that Will’s not the biggest fan of HomeKit. But first, how much is a dishwasher that orders its own soap refills worth to you?

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