The world of home automation devices continues to break milestones in 2018 as we move towards a more seamless smart home experience. From the rise of voice assistant speakers to the move towards mainstream-inization of wireless protocols such as Zigbee and Z-Wave, we’ve decided to summarize some of the most notable news of the industry this year.
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The WWDC of June 2017 was a blast for all Apple fans, but home automation enthusiasts were most interested in the HomePod. Is the manufacturer about to become the center of your wireless home ecosystem? Let’s check out the smart home Apple envisions to be the Future.
Apple is working on an Amazon Echo Competitor device that will help iOS users control lights, appliances and other devices in their homes with the use of voice commands. Even though the news is relatively exciting to Apple fans, smart home enthusiasts are on the fence. But why is that the case?
The Switchform team consists of us two, Brett and Bryan. We launched this small start-up to make it possible to build smart homes simpler through design. We have been in the home automation field for quite some time and have noticed a huge surge in the demand to control one’s home via mobile devices but what happens when that control leaves the home. We thought, “Let’s make a product that allows you to run your home as easily as you operate the apps on your phone.” The lifeswitch was born.
This spring, Insteon’s market-leading home automation systems will be adding support for Apple Watch users. Insteon uses both power lines and radiofrequency communication capabilities inside the home to allow homeowners to automate many common household systems.