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
19 February 2019
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.
Conquer the world one deep breath at a time with the Flow Air Quality Wearable from Plume Labs. Effortlessly attaching to you and your gear, this attractive device conceals a powerful air sensor. The wearable can measure dust, exhaust fumes,..
Easily take control of the internet in your home with the iKydz Home Parental Home Internet Controller. By plugging right into your router, this smart device enables you to choose when your kid can use the internet. Likewise, the iKydz..
Control what happens to the packages on your porch with the Apera KEEPER DIY Home Automatic Recipient Machine. This handy device allows you to receive and secure parcels that end up on your doorstep, regardless of where you are. Designed..
Make practically any device smart with the Syncwire Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug. This two-in-one device features two power sockets enabling you to control more devices in a smaller area. Likewise, Syncwire Smart Plug’s dual sockets work both in groups and..
Effortlessly keep your home clean with the iRobot Roomba 960 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum. This autonomous cleaning device utilizes five times the air power of its predecessor for a deeper clean. Additionally, the Roomba 960 seamlessly moves around the whole..
Easily synchronize all of your safety devices at home with the Arlo Home Security System. Compatible with Arlo home security devices, this kit creates a complete home protection solution. The Arlo Home Security System allows you to set up, access..
Featuring a compact yet functional design, this device helps control primary access points to your house. Likewise, the Arlo Multi-Sensor lets you know when a door or window opens or closes. It also tells you if it detects motion within..
Enter your home in a way that works for you with the US:E Smart Camera Door Lock. This device allows you to unlock your door by smartphone, password, fingerprint scanning, physical key, key fob or facial recognition. Additionally, US:E Smart..
Use your smart speaker on your terms with the Project Alias Teachable Smart Assistant Control. This accessory prevents the microphones on your smart home speakers from listening in when they shouldn’t. Currently compatible with Amazon Echo and Google Home, Project..
Looking after your home is easy with the Hive Hub 360 Wireless Smart Home Hub. Simply connect your Hive devices to the advanced hub to take better care of your home. Aside from connecting to your Hub devices, the Hive..
Feel safe in your home with the Kangaroo Motion and Entry Sensor. Featuring a simple yet effective design, this home security system makes it easy to know what’s going on in your house. When the Motion Sensor detects any disturbances..
Make your curtains smart with the Somfy TaHoma Shade Smartening System. Complete with Zigbee 3.0 integration, this device smartens your current window covers. The TaHoma Shade Smartening System starts with the gateway hub. The hub includes an integrated Zigbee 3.0..
Keeping an eye on your home is easy with the Swann Smart Home HD Security Camera. Free of wires, this home security device quickly connects to your existing Wi-Fi network without any hub, DVR or base station. Additionally, the security..
Effortlessly take care of your lawn with the GARDENA Smart SILENO City Robotic Lawnmower Set. Thanks to SensorCut Systems, this device can accurately mow your lawn for you. Compatible with urban gardens up to 500 m2, the GARDENA Smart SILENO..
Take control of your front door with the Avia Secure Multipoint Smart Lock. Utilizing Apple HomeKit technology, this device works with Apple devices such as your iPhone, iPad and Apple smartwatch. Likewise, The Secure Smart Lock works with a keypad..
Make your home smart with the Juno AI LED Speaker Downlight. This advanced light comes with a JBL speaker and Amazon Alexa integration to improve your home. By combining the two features, Juno AI creates a smart home ecosystem. Likewise,..
Get a better view of who’s at your door with the Ring Door View Cam. Despite looking like a smart doorbell, this device is designed to actually replace the peep hole on your door. As a result, it captures a..
Make your kitchen smarter with the Kohler Konnect Sensate Smart Kitchen Sink Faucet. This virtual kitchen assistant features voice-activation technology, making it compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit. The Sensate Smart Faucet dispenses accurate amounts of water..
Easily get into your home without using a key with the Yale Assure Smart Lever Lock. This device unlocks and locks your door once you enter your unique code on the keypad. Additionally, the key-free Assure Lever is tamper-proof to..
Achieve the perfect flow of air in your home when you have the Caséta Pico Wireless Fan Remote Control. Giving you instant and wireless access, this intelligent remote communicates with Caséta fan control switches throughout your home. All it takes..
Upgrade your home theater with the Vizio P-Series Quantum X 4K HDR TV. This smart TV comes with Ultrabright 2900, providing 2,900 nits of peak brightness. Likewise, the P-Series Quantum X TV delivers impressively bright HDR highlights. In addition, the..
Effortlessly control the amount of light that comes into your room with the Ikea Smart Window Blinds. Complete with an included remote and smartphone control, this device makes it easy for you to lower and raise the shades. The Smart..
Stop wasting your time on sorting and folding clothes with the FoldiMate Automatic Laundry Folding Robot. This prototype machine aims to take your freshly aired garments and towels, and fold them into a neat pile. You simply clip your laundry..
Controlling your shower just got a whole lot easier with the U by Moen Smart Shower, now featuring Amazon Alexa compatibility. These showers allow you to control them with your voice. You can easily start, stop and pause your shower with..
Change the way you answer Mother Nature’s call with the Kohler Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet. Combining comfort and entertainment, this clever toilet boasts impressive ambience thanks to built-in surround sound speakers as well as mood lighting. Yes, you read that..
Transform everyday objects into smart devices with the Node-ify Axon On-Board Smart Sensors. Simple yet practical, these sensors can go all over your home or office to help make your life more efficient. While Axon doesn’t have one single purpose,..
Easily control and monitor power usage with the ConnectSense Smart Outlet2 HomeKit Dual Smart Plug. Compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, this device lets you control your appliances using your voice. In addition, the Smart Outlet2 allows..
Stay on top of your pet’s feeding schedule from anywhere with the Petnet SmartFeeder 2nd Gen Wi-Fi Pet Feeder. Connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi network, this clever pet accessory dispenses food just as you need it. You can choose to..
Add brighter security around your home with the Sunflower Drone Security System. This system can sense and deter unwanted visitors before they even make it to your door. The Sunflower system consists of three main components including the Bee, Sunflowers,..
Keep your home safe with the Onelink Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm. Available in both battery and wired versions, this device alerts anyone at home in case of an emergency. Compatible with Alexa and HomeKit, Onelink comes with voice..
Control your smart home devices in a subtle way with the Mui Interactive Wooden Panel. Made of natural wood material, this attractive device works as a smart home control hub. By simply swiping your hand, the digital display appears so..
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
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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
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. ...