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Video: Revolv Shows Google Glass Home Automation

A couple of months back we posted this video and wondered what Google Glass might mean for Home Automation interfaces of the future. Now the guys behind the Revolv HA hub and smartphone app have produced this video showing what it’s like to control your house using Glass.  The quick demo shows both touch and voice […]

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Insteon Pulls V1.0 UK Hub – Customers to Receive Free Replacements

Insteon visited the Automated Home last summer to test some of their UK prototypes.  This lead to a soft launch of the European modules late last year.  However since then there have been stories of users having reliability issues with the Hub, the unit that’s pretty much central to any Insteon setup.  Then last month Insteon […]

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Zipato Zipabox is Expandable Wireless Home Automation Controller

  Zipato is an all in one home automation solution from Croatia.  Out of the box it supports Z-Wave, however it’s not tied to a single smart home technology. [Update] Read our Zipato Zipabox review here. It can be expanded to support ZigBee and KNX and there’s also promised future support for Insteon plus technologies based […]

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Insteon Home Automation Modules – Now Available in the UK

After a ‘soft launch’ this month it appears Insteon is off to a great start in the UK as the initial batch of 150 Hub Controllers have sold out already.  UK distributor BMB Electronics has more stock on the way and you may be lucky enough to still be able to pick up some units […]

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UK Insteon Modules – Hands On Video and Photos

One of Insteon’s engineers is currently in the Automated Home doing some final field testing of UK modules and the units have performed flawlessly around our home.  Here are some photos of some final engineering samples and a quick video… Insteon refer to their system as “Dual Band” as every command gets transmitted over both […]

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Insteon Update – UK Products in 30 to 90 Days!

After last weeks Insteon Bulb announcement lots of you contacted us asking if it was going to be available for the UK. We reached out to Insteon and the great news is they are working on a version for the European markets. We’ve also got the list of the first modules scheduled to be available in the UK in the next 30 to 90 days…

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Insteon Launch Networked Remote Control Dimmable LED Light Bulb

US Smart Home company Insteon have revealed a new 8 watt remote control dimmable LED light bulb.  With an amazing price of just $29.99 the bulbs can also be controlled from smartphones and other computers over the Internet with the addition of a SmartLinc Hub. With Insteon committing to entering the European market this year […]

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Exclusive: Insteon Confirmed for UK and Europe in 2012

Exclusive: Insteon Confirmed for UK and Europe in 2012

Almost 4 years ago we ran an article on the news that 220v Insteon was coming to the UK and Europe.  For one reason or another this didn’t happen but today we’re delighted to be the first blog to be given the exclusive news direct from Joe Dada that “The long wait is near its […]

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AH0014 – Perceptive Automation

AH0014 – Perceptive Automation

Show AH0014 features an interview with Matt Bendiksen from Perceptive Automation. We talk about their home automation software solution for the Mac – Indigo.  Even if you’re not a OS X user there’s plenty of interesting chat including the differences between X10 and Insteon hardware, what it’s like being a developer of a home automation […]

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