Mac Home Controller Indigo Gets Major Update

Nov 30, 2016 by

Indigo, the powerful Mac-based DIY home control software, gets a major update. Indigo 7 brings significant Z-wave enhancements and improvements for users and developers alike.

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Jasco Releases Enbrighten Z-Wave Connected Bulb

Nov 18, 2016 by

Jasco has released a new connected bulb with all the usual specs. What's different about this bulb? It uses Z-Wave Plus to work in your Z-Wave connected home.

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Home: On #077 – The Echo Chamber, with Josh Pollard

Sep 29, 2016 by

We didn't attend CEDIA this year, but that's OK because Alexa basically stole the show anyway. Josh Pollard joins us to talk about all the Echo (and some other CEDIA) news. We also discuss some HomeKit updates now that Apple has officially released iOS 10.

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Staples Disconnect

Jun 4, 2016 by

After over a year of neglecting its Staples Connect platform, Staples is officially retreating from the smarthome business. Turns out the smarthome isn't "easy" after all. But all is not lost....

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Home: On #069 – A Home Concierge, with Tom Coates

Apr 26, 2016 by

Between all the drama around Nest and Revolv and all the new products to catch up on, there's a lot to discuss with Thington co-founder Tom Coates. Get Tom's perspective on all the news, then learn about the genesis and launch of a new type of concierge for your home or office.

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Revolv is Dead. Thanks for Your Money.

Feb 18, 2016 by

Without apology or compensation, Nest announces the end of Revolv. In 90 days, its services will shutter, and your Revolv hub will become a smarthome relic.

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Kwikset SmartCode 916 Review

Oct 8, 2015 by

We take a long-term look at one of the most advanced electronic deadbolts on the market. It features a beautiful touch screen, intelligent features, and Z-Wave for home automation. Will its mix of design, features, and price make it the right lock for your home?

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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 #041 – CES Reflections

Jan 26, 2015 by

Richard reflects on his findings at CES earlier this month, including trends and hot product news. CREE finally releases its anticipated connected bulb, and it looks like a winner. And a series of show floor interviews wraps our coverage of CES 2015.

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Securifi Readies WiFi Router with Built-in Smarthome Hub

Jan 5, 2015 by

Securifi is preparing to sell its much-anticipated Almond+ home router/automation hub. The question is, will others follow, and what will the user experience be like?

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New Z-Wave Module Gets Smaller, Monitors Energy Use

Jan 5, 2015 by

Aeon Labs has announced its next generation plug module, sporting energy monitoring/indication and USB charging in what is currently the smallest form factor available in U.S. and U.K. markets.

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