What if all the devices in your life could connect to the internet? Not just computers and smartphones, but everything: clocks, speakers, lights, door bells, cameras, windows, window blinds, hot water heaters, appliances, cooking utensils, you name it. And what if those devices could all communicate, send you information, and take your commands? It's not science fiction; it's the Internet of Things (IoT), and it's a key component of home automation and smart homes.
Smart Home Hubs and Controllers
Smart devices are electronic devices equipped with wireless protocols that allow them to be controlled and activated by voice command, or more commonly, through mobile app technology that can be accessed through a smartphone or tablet.
Smart Home Surveillance Cameras
Wouldn't it be great to know what's happening at home, anytime, from anywhere? It's easy to do with a smart video camera. Just take out your phone, open your app, and you have an instant view of activity inside or outside your home.
Smart Locks and Home Security Systems
While lock technology has always evolved, only recently did it become smart enough to ditch those keys altogether. Thanks to smart home security technology, we can now enjoy keyless convenience with better awareness and control of who enters our homes.
Smart Heating and Cooling
Smart temperature-control devices — such as thermostats that learn and adjust to pre-programmed temperatures — are poised to increase comfort and save energy in homes.
When we talk about a smart light bulb, we’re referring to an internet-capable LED light bulb that allows lighting to be customized, scheduled and controlled remotely using a smart phone, tablet, or smart home automation system via an app. The app enables you to change the brightness of the bulbs, and if the bulbs have colored LEDs you can change their colors, too.
Smart Home Show
15 December 2018
Host Michael Wolf as he explores the smart home universe. The Smart Home Show features interviews with smart home leaders, analysis of the latest smart home news and even the occasional Q&A and product review.
Make anything smart with the SiB Programmable Smart Button. Just the size of a ring box, this compact device is capable of performing many different functions. By pressing a button, the wireless internet-connected device powers on and runs whatever program..
Control the lights using just your voice with the Google Smart Light Starter Kit. Thanks to Google Assistant integration, you can simply tell Google to turn on the lights without even lifting a finger. The hands-free voice-activated feature makes it..
Keep a close eye on your home with the Arlo Ultra 4K HDR Wireless Security Camera. Featuring 4K HDR image quality, this home protection device enables you to see the crucial details. Likewise, you can zoom in on details such..
Upgrade the way you perform your household chores with the Panasonic Alpha Luxury Washing Machine. Featuring a luxurious appearance, this washing machine is the result of a collaboration between Panasonic and Studio F.A. Porsche. Combining innovative design and high-quality components,..
Easily enhance any outdoor setting with the Philips Hue Calla Smart Outdoor Pathway Light. Just plug in this light to play with its 16 million colors and light up garden parties, pathways, and more. Complete with millions of colors and... Continue Reading
Effortlessly control your electronics with the TP-Link HS300 Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip. This device provides six smart outlets, allowing you to independently control each one. Likewise, the Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip comes with three built-in USB ports so... Continue Reading
Smarten up your favorite home devices with the FROLIC Studio Smartians Cloud-Connected Smart Actuators. This device allows you to retrofit your existing home appliances, transforming them into smart versions. Offering the benefits of an entirely flexible design, Smartians lets you... Continue Reading
Protect your home with the TP-Link Kasa Cam Smart Outdoor Security Camera. This weatherproof cam keeps a watchful eye on your home and deters intruders. Using the Kasa Smart app, you can access up to two days of crystal clear... Continue Reading
Have a green thumb no matter your experience with the Plantone Smart Mini Indoor Garden. Sporting a minimalist design, this mini garden provides the perfect conditions to grow herbs and plants. Plantone does the thinking for you with its automatic... Continue Reading
Always keep an eye on your home with the SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro. Designed to be your eyes and ears, this device lets you know when someone is in front of your door. The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro sends alerts... Continue Reading
Nest Cam Outdoor is your one-stop solution to keep a track on your home 24/7 whenever you’re out of town. By using this outdoor security camera, you’ll be notified of a break-in, if it happens at all. Nest Cam Outdoor is... Continue Reading
Smartly manage your devices with the FIBARO Z-Wave Plus Smart Wall Plug. Offering power metering for your electrical devices, this device comes with many useful features. FIBARO Wall Plug allows you to control power in more ways than one. Complete... Continue Reading
Control your home the smarter way with the Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen Smart Home Display. Featuring a large 10.1-inch HD touchscreen, this smart home hub gives you total access to all of your smart home devices with just a... Continue Reading
Always have an eye on things even when you’re out with the FLIR FX Outdoor Wireless HD Security Camera. Offering unparalleled image quality, this powerful camera is able to connect to the cloud which you can access from your device... Continue Reading
Keep your brew the perfect temperature all day long with the Ember Ceramic Smart Coffee Mug. Although it looks like a typical mug, it’s far from it. Coming with a connected coaster, you can even adjust the exact temperature of... Continue Reading
Take your home into the future with the Nanoleaf Aurora Smart Lighting Kits. This technology lets you interact with light like never before. This set comes with nine different light panels which you can arrange and rearrange as you wish.... Continue Reading
Light up your property whenever you need with the Netgear Arlo Smart Home Security Light. Completely wire-free, you can easily place this light anywhere you want to illuminate when it’s dark. You can use it to light up your driveway,... Continue Reading
Streamline your life at home with the Google Home Hub Smart Display. Exclusively designed for your time at home, the dashboard lets you control and manage your entire smart home. It also provides access to each of your devices. With... Continue Reading
Video calling has never been more fun and interactive thanks to the Facebook Portal+ Video Calling Device. Complete with a versatile design, you can easily set this system in the portrait or landscape mode to capture the scene. The speakers, as... Continue Reading
Make video calls even more interactive with the Facebook Portal Video Calling Device. This smart video calling system comes with Amazon Alexa built-in for total ease of use. Additionally, the smart camera and smart sound features ensure you’re always in frame... Continue Reading
Safely get into your home without using a key with the Lockly Secure Smart Lock. Powered by PIN Genie, this device offers advanced keyless entry for your home or office. Lockly allows you to unlock your door using the digital... Continue Reading
Print from any of your devices no matter where you are with the HP Tango Smart Home Printer. Designed to be used with its accompanying app, this device makes it easy for you to print anything from documents to photos.... Continue Reading
Enjoy a cuppa the smarter way with the Smarter 3rd Gen iKettle Smart Electric Kettle. Connecting via Wi-Fi or 4G, this intelligent kitchen gadget has multiple modes so you can live smarter. It’s compatible with both Amazon Alexa and IFTTT... Continue Reading
Upgrade your Arlo system and keep watch over your home with the Arlo Pro 2 Smart HD Security Camera by NETGEAR. This tiny camera adds another eye to your security setup. The Arlo Pro 2 records continuously, day and night,... Continue Reading
Effortlessly control your appliances with the CANNY Multifunctional Smart Plug. This device offers smartphone, smartwatch, tablet, PC and TV remote control, allowing you to regulate your appliances in numerous ways. Thanks to user-friendly graphical application programming, you can easily configure... Continue Reading
Keeping your home neat and tidy will now be easy with this Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner. This cleaner has a wireless design. Additionally, there’s an ultra fine air filter. In fact, with this vacuum cleaner at home, you can make sure... Continue Reading
Add extra security wherever you need it with the Ring Stick Up Wired Smart Security Camera. Designed for indoor and outdoor use, this device allows you to monitor any environment. Providing 1080p HD video, the Stick Up Cam Wired lets... Continue Reading
Keep an eye on your home without battery worries with the VAVA Wireless Home Security Camera. This 100% wire-free device comes with one-year battery life, offering an anxiety-free security experience for 365 days on a single charge. Additionally, you don’t... Continue Reading
Transform your iPhone into a personal video editing suite with the Mevo HD Live Event Video Camera. Complete with a 150-degree wide-angle lens, this device can be set anywhere around you to record your adventures, shows, or even live-stream directly... Continue Reading
Secure your preemies with confidence when you use the D-Link Omna 180 Cam HD Security Camera. Complete with an 180-degree wide-angle lens, this device gives you the full picture every time. Connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi network, the Omna Camera... Continue Reading
Step up the safety of your house with the Wink Lookout Smart Home Security Suite. Complete with a variety of devices, the entire system communicates to keep your family and belongings safe. The Wink Lookout comes with a motion sensor,... Continue Reading
Introducing the all-new Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation. As the latest Echo Dot speaker, it comes with a delightful aesthetic. Coming in three colors, the Echo Dot is complete with a stunning fabric covering. It fits in beautifully whether it’s... Continue Reading
Fill your space with smarter sound with the Amazon Echo Plus 2nd Generation Smart Home Hub. Featuring an upgrade both inside and out, this smart speaker is complete with a built-in Zigbee hub. With this, you can effortlessly set up... Continue Reading
It’s time to rethink the way you check the time with the Amazon Echo Wall Clock. Impressively simple, this Alexa clock does so much more than what’s hanging on your wall. The Echo Wall Clock is complete with a ring... Continue Reading
Stylishly protect your home with the igloohome Slim Smart Deadbolt 2S. Offering three modes of access, this sleek home gadget lets you choose who you allow in your home. Using the igloohome app, you can create PIN codes and send... Continue Reading
Safely store your valuables and bring them with you anywhere with the Nebula Star Portable Safe Box. This device offers infinite storage space and keeps your valuable belongings locked up until you want to access them. Lightweight and portable, with... Continue Reading
Feed your pet from anywhere using your smartphone with the PetSafe Smart Feed Automatic Pet Feeder. This pet feeding solution connects to your Wi-Fi, enabling you to make sure your pet has food no matter where you are. The app... Continue Reading
Quickly turn your key into a smart one with the Locky Smart Key Overlay. Compatible with almost every key, this device combines the features of smart locks and key trackers. You don’t have to replace your lock and virtualize the... Continue Reading
Effortlessly take care of your garden with the Elgato Eve Aqua Smart Water Controller. This garden gadget turns your outdoor faucet into a smart water outlet, making it easy to keep your yard looking its best. You can control Eve... Continue Reading
Home automation or domotics is building automation for a home, called a smart home or smart house. ...
A home automation system will control lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances. ...
It may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems. ...
When connected with the Internet, home devices are an important constituent of the Internet of Things. ...
A home automation system typically connects controlled devices to a central hub or gateway. ...
The user interface for control of the system uses either wall-mounted terminals, tablet or desktop computers, a mobile phone application, or a Web interface, that may also be accessible off-site through the Internet. ...