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Video: Nest Developer Program Integrates IFTTT, Jawbone, LIFX, Mercedes & More

Last week Nest acquired Dropcam and this week their march to become a smart home platform to be reconed with continues. The Nest Developer Program has announced its first partnerships, using its API to integrate with IFTTT, Jawbone, LIFX, Mercedes, Whirlpool and others. Matt Rogers, Founder and VP of Engineering at Nest covers some of the […]

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My Automated Home: Heat Genius Smart Home Heating Controls

This months ‘My Automated Home’ feature follows Johannes Jensson’s compressive review of his Heat Genius installation… Nobody has escaped the rapid rise of gas and electricity prices over the last 5 years. I had a feeling that my cash was really going up in smoke and I needed a permanent way to reduce my heating cost. I […]

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Honeywell Reveal New ‘Lyric’ Smart Home Thermostat, Coming to the UK

Earlier this week Honeywell revealed its new smart home Wi-Fi thermostat in the USA. The ‘Lyric’ controls heating and cooling from its LED-illuminated ring. The built-in proximity sensor turns on the display as you approach and shows the current temperature along with the current heating or cooling status.  Its ‘halo ring’ glows orange for heating, blue for cooling and of […]

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tado Cooling is Intelligent AC Control for your Smart Home

After launching their heating control system last year, tado are now working their magic on Air Conditioning, revealing what they describe as “the world’s first Internet-of-Things device designed to make remote controlled air conditioning systems smart”. The “tado° Cooling” connects your AC to internet for control via the tado° app on your smartphone. The app detects when […]

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Video: Heatworks Model 1 – Worlds First WiFi Controlled Water Heater

Successfully funded from a crowdsourcing project, the Heatworks Model 1 claims to be the worlds first digital WiFi controllable water heater. Based on the idea of just heating the water you use, rather than pre-heating it and storing it in a tank, the system boasts several innovations in domestic water heating technology. The patented Direct Electrical […]

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Video: Nest Learning Thermostat Now Available in the UK

Nest have finally announced a UK version of their learning thermostat.  Now available from Amazon for £179 for the DIY installers, the system comes with a 12volt wired or wireless boiler relay to suit UK installations.  A certified installer program is already in operation (check out the link below) with a ‘basic install’ ranging from £75 to […]

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LightwaveRF Teases Smart Home Zoned Heating Control System

The LightwaveRF system from JSJS Designs offers a wide variety of good looking, affordable home automation modules that can easily be retro fitted in any home. After a long gestation period the company are ready to launch their heating control range which will be part of the new professional series. Featuring ARM processors, the system will include […]

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Video: Honeywell evohome Now Available to Order – Arrives at Automated Home

The Honeywell evohome system is now officially on sale in the UK. The evohome controller, hot water and under floor heating kits are all available now (HR92 radiator zoning kits are available to pre-order today shipping in April).  The ‘Connected Pack’, which includes the internet gateway, is priced from £249.  Honeywell tell us the iOS and Android apps are live […]

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Review: Heatmiser Neo Smart Home Heating Control System

last weekend Automated Home reader Robin Edwards converted the boring old 20th century heating system in his holiday getaway to a shiny new smart home alternative, the Heatmiser Neo… We have holiday home and every time we go in winter we are confronted by a cold house which takes three to four hours to heat. The system […]

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New Danfoss LC13 Z-Wave Thermostatic Radiator Valve

Danfoss have launched a new version of their Z-Wave Radiator Thermostat. The £60 LC13 TRV has upgraded firmware for improved network range and resolves an issue with Vera home automation controllers… Danfoss has released a new Z-Wave Radiator Thermostat (TRV) for 2014. The Danfoss LC-13 (014G0013) has all the features of the previous version but has updated firmware […]

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