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D-Link launches Omna 180 Cam – First Apple HomeKit Enabled IP CCTV Camera

The Omna 180 Cam HD is a new Apple HomeKit enabled camera from D-Link. The Omna 180 Cam HD provides an easy way for users to monitor their home for extra peace of mind. Omna’s HomeKit integration allows users to be “always home” and includes advanced security features with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the […]

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New Yale Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock

The new Conexis L1 smart lock from Yale puts you fully in control of your door, allowing you to configure, control and unlock your home all from your smartphone via a Bluetooth low energy App. For ultimate peace of mind, you can create and send mobile keys to family and friends, and keep track of who comes and […]

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Video: The New Fibaro Z-Wave KeyFob

The new Fibaro KeyFob is a pocket seized Z-Wave Plus remote control that’s small enough to always be with you (7 cms x 3.8 cms) Each button can respond to 1, 2 or 3 clicks plus press and hold for a total of up to 30 different actions around your smart home. Check out the first video below for a […]

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Video: Brilliant Control is Cool New Smart Home Touchscreen Wall Mount Controller

Brilliant Control is cool new touchscreen wall mounted controller that’s compatible with Sonos, Nest, SmartThings, Ring and other smart home devices. Amazon Alexa is built in, so you can ask for news, sports, and weather from any room. You can also video intercom between Brilliant Control units which are available in 12 colours. It looks like […]

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Marmitek DoorGuard 470 – New Handsfree Colour LCD Video Intercom

Serial smart home innovators Marmitek have launched their latest product, the DoorGuard 470… The Marmitek DoorGuard 470 features a colour camera with a 100-degree wide angle lens, always giving you a clear view on visitors. You can even store a video of each visitor. The handsfree indoor unit lets you communicate with the person at your door without […]

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Review: Appkettle – The World’s Smartest Kettle Connects to the Cloud via Wi-Fi

These days the strangest things have WiFi. So when the AppKettle turned up at the Automated Home we wondered if we really needed a Kettle that connected to the Cloud? Setup The UK developed AppKettle is a handsome device with its brushed stainless steel body, a glass water window and an LED display. Setup is a simple process. […]

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Review: Elgato Eve Energy Brings UK Apple HomeKit Socket

At last there’s a UK HomeKit socket module available. But is it any good? We plug in an Elgato Eve Energy at the Automated Home to find out. Setting up the Eve is really simple, the iOS app even uses your camera to read the serial number and pair the device. Everything was up and running very […]

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UK Smart Home Doorbell ‘Ding’ Launches on Kickstarter

We met UK startup team John Nussey and Avril O’Neil back in April at the Gadget Show live. This morning they’ve launched their new smart doorbell on Kickstarter. Now ready for crowdfunding, the Ding Smart Doorbell is made up of three parts, a battery or hard wired doorbell button, a doorbell chime that sits inside your home and a free […]

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Devolo Home Control Review Part 4 – Smart Home Heating

Welcome to the fourth part in our Devolo Home Control system. In this instalment we are going to review the heating control components, a TRV replacement actuator and a wall mounted thermostat. This area of application should be one of the easier ones to justify in a smart home. It can increase your comfort levels […]

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Video: Google Home Smart Hub Plus Google WiFi Router

Google Home has the Amazon Echo in its sights. It’s a $129 voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant and you ask it questions that start with, “Ok Google”. Introducing Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own Google, always ready to […]

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