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The heart of the smart home lies with home automation technology. Often believed to be futuristic, the idea of having all the devices in your home connected to a central system is already possible.

Today, you are able to achieve inter-connectivity between your home appliances, entertainment devices and security hardware, all through the power of home automation wireless protocols and technology.

To understand how a smart home world works, you often have to dig deeper and learn about the intricacies that make up an entire system. Let us take you on a journey into the amazing technological wonders of this new and amazing technology. And who knows, in the process, much like Tony Stark, you might end up building your own Jarvis at home!

Learn more about what makes devices works and get to know the industry leading wireless connectivity protocols, systems for the automation of your home and more.


Home Automation Systems
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Bluetooth brings mesh capabilities to the home

Anyone who has been keeping an eye on IOT communication standards, listen up.  Bluetooth is about the throw a considerable-sized hat into the ring.  Now, you would be forgiven for thinking that Bluetooth has already entered the arena years ago, and in fact was one of the original standards that have been used by many smart device manufacturers

Hardware
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Lighthouse Brings AI to the Forefront

It has been a good few years now since the first smart home cameras started to infiltrate our lives, and while we have seen improvements in the resolution of these cameras and the odd bit of software tweaking, not much has changed to make them any more useful than they were when they were first introduced.

General
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Dojo – Your new home network guardian

One of the biggest issues with IOT and the range of smart home devices is security and the risk of malware. With huge worldwide infections that have effected everything from child monitors to doorbells. As the world of IOT starts to find it’s feet, security is going to be paramount to placating people’s worries and taking the industry from the peripheries, and into the mainstream

General
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Ikea to release Trådfri worldwide

Rumors circulating online recently that Ikea was to bring its own smart lighting system to market worldwide has proven to be true, with the upcoming release of the Trådfri smart kit. The name itself translates to “wire-free”, and consists of a central hub, two dimmer switches, a controller, and two white-spectrum bulbs.

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5 obscure IOT devices to look out for in 2017

Currently, the IOT devices that garner the most headlines tend to be pretty obvious. Light switches, thermostats, and video doorbells have all hit the headlines in recent months, as consumers become more accustomed to seeing connected devices around the home.

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Advances in Security of Smart Homes

Based on recent research, 30 million households are expected to switch to smart homes in the United Stated by next year. Family safety becomes the top motivator for adopting smart home technology (63%) followed by convenience (53%).

Home Automation
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The Crestron Home Automation System

Crestron made the Top Ten Review Award list for being a company whose high standards for running an automation system capable of supporting one of the largest networks operating today. Their system package also comes complete with their own professional installers that take care of every detail for you. Their professional installers ensure that every customer has complete device compatibility and that you the customer understands every function and ability that comes with the package you purchase.

Home Automation
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The Control 4 Home Automation System

In 2003, Will West, Mark Morgan, and Eric Smith started Control4 with the goal of creating an effective platform for a convenient home through advanced technology. Their products were first debuted at the CEDIA tech show in 2004, and their initial production line was available later that year.

Home Automation
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The mControl v3 Home Automation System

Founded in 1998, the software development company Embedded Automation designed and developed a number of breakthrough technologies intended to help create a completely digital home. The firm operated as a division of the mHome product group of companies. It marketed its innovative line of products through an mHome Authorized Dealer Network in the United States for several years. In 2008, the company released a Digital Home Portal, a thin, wall-mounted touchscreen unified control panel designed as a console for interfacing various processes controlled within a digital home. The firm promoted its technologies and the mControl3 Home Automation System at the March, 2008 Electronic House Expo in Orlando, Florida.

General
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Data Security in the Smart Home

How do you gain both security and privacy in a world where everything is connected to and talking to everything else? To understand how you can achieve these things in a connected world, it’s important to first understand these things and what they mean for you.

Protocols
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Z-Wave

Z-Wave was developed by a Danish startup called Zensys. It is a proprietary wireless communications protocol specifically designed for the…

Protocols
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KNX

KNX is an abbreviation for the word Konnex and describes a standardized protocol for building control and also has its place in traditional home automation. Its biggest advantage is the independence of any particular hardware platform which means that it could also be executed on an 8-bit microcontroller.

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