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LinkDesk Room Locator: Next Gen Bluetooth Motion Detector

Today, LinkDesk have released their new ‘Room Locator’ in the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain. Room Locator is a small battery powered wireless Bluetooth device for Apple iPhone and iPad that triggers smart home devices when a room is entered or left. Unlike previous indoor location systems such as Apple iBeacon or Google Eddystone, LinkDesk goes one […]

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Review: UK Ring Video Doorbell

The Ring Video Doorbell has been available direct from the USA for a while now but last month saw its official launch in the UK. The smart doorbell connects to your homes WiFi and lets you see and talk to callers at you door using your mobile phone, wether you’re in the back garden or the other […]

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[Sponsor] What’s trending in the world of smart door locks? A new study identifies consumer demands for 2016 and beyond

  Hard data on the market for smart-home security is scarce, but a new report from lock industry leader ASSA ABLOY and IFSECGlobal.com aims to fills the gap. The new co-published report reveals answers to key questions about the growing market for smart locks. What do consumers think a digital door lock should do? How […]

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[Sponsor] Smart Locks Open Doors to Connected Living

Over the last couple of years, the “Internet of Things” has quickly moved from specialist technology to mainstream electronics shops. Despite the geeky name, the concept is straightforward: it refers to a system where everyday objects are interconnected, enabling them to communicate send and receive data so we can control them over the internet. It’s […]

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Aeotec Door Window Sensor 6 is Minimal Z-Wave Plus Device from Aeon Labs

The new Aeotec Door / Window Sensor 6 is a Z-Wave Plus sensor from Aeon Labs that’s designed with a minimal look to fade into the background, rather than stick out like a sore thumb. To aid with that the 9 x 72 mm ABS plastic body has been designed to be painted so you can colour it to blend […]

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Video: Xandem’s Mesh of Nodes Provides Occupancy Tracking in Your Smart Home

Ah… smart home occupancy detection, that old chestnut. Xandem Home is a new system that promises complete coverage of movement and occupancy detection around your house. Their 2.4 GHz devices can be hidden yet see through walls and furniture. There’s real-time location tracking (and history) plus triggers and mobile notifications / email / text etc. Xandem’s algorithms process the […]

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Monkey Business Turns Your Intercom into a Smart Access System

Locumi Labs is nearing the end of its Kickstarter campaign for monkey, a new product which they describe as the ‘world’s first smart lock for main entrance doors’. Aimed at the retro-fit market, monkey can be installed without modifying your door. Instead the little device attaches to the internals of your apartment’s intercom, and then its WiFi-enabled chip brings control to your smarthphone. […]

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Goodbye Keys – Yale Launches ‘Smarter’ Z-Wave Lock

Yale hopes the days of worrying that you’ve forgotten your keys are over, with the launch of their new Keyless Connected Z-Wave Smart Lock. This new smart lock allows you to access your home remotely, with the option to use a PIN code, key card, key tag, remote fob, or even a smartphone when connected to […]

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Yale Launch ‘Keyfree Connected’ Z-Wave Smart Lock in UK

When we talked to Z-Wave last year one of the most interesting pieces of information that came out of the interview was the fact that their top selling products are door locks. Now Yale have brought their popular US smart locks to the UK and they claim their ‘Keyfree Connected’ is the first UK specific smart lock to be […]

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New Android Phone and Tablet Apps for Comfort

Cytech Technology has released version 1.4 of the Android Tablet and Phones apps for their Comfort system. This allows users to control their Comfort integrated Alarm and Automation system from anywhere in the world. Features Connect to multiple Comfort systems Arm & Disarm Security System using user codes See the state of doors, windows & motion sensors in real […]

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