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Video: HomeSeer WFTT07 Android Tabletop Touchscreen Controller

If you’re already running a HomeSeer HSTouch system then pay attention. The new WFTT07 7″ WiFi-enabled tabletop touchscreen unit may be just what you’ve been looking for to control your HomeSeer home automation system.  The tablet is a free standing touchscreen that features a 800 x 480 7″ Capacitive Touchscreen and runs at Android Ice Cream Sandwich on its ARM Cortex […]

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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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Video: Robert Scoble’s Home Automation Interview with Revolv Co-Founder

Here’s the Scobleizer’s half-hour Google Hangout with Revolv co-founder, Mike Soucie. Revolv aim to be the App to unify your home automation systems on iOS (Android coming by Q2 next year) and their $300 hardware hub contains 7 radios including Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Z-Wave and Insteon. With it they can control Sonos, Philips Hue, Belkin WeMo and Nest […]

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Nest Protect – 6 New Videos Show Commitment to UK Market

Nest are getting serious about coming to the UK and they’ve added a selection of British video guides for their new ‘Protect’ to their YouTube channel.  From the videos it’s evident that Nest has gone to the trouble of recording local British voice alerts for the units they will be selling in the UK market. […]

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Video: Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Door Lock Controlled from your Smartphone

The Kevo deadbolt from Kwikset uses Bluetooth Low Energy and an app for your smartphone to allow you to unlock your door just by touching it.  The Kevo smart lock package includes one deadbolt, one fob, two mechanical keys and two smartphone eKeys available for download. The deadbolt comes in three finishes including Satin Nickel, Venetian […]

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Video: The Verge Tour of Smart Home Tech

Episode 17 of the Verge’s “Top Shelf” video podcast is entitled “Playing House”.  David Pierce interviews Piers Fawkes of PSFK as they show some contemporary technologies for the home.  The 20 minute video includes Doorbot, Nest, the Koubachi Plant Sensor, Belkin WeMo, Withings Blood Pressure Monitor and the 3D PrinrBot.  David also talks to Canary Cofounder and CEO Adam Sager as […]

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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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Video: Unboxing the Ubiquiti UniFi Wi-Fi Access Point

Last month’s post on the Ubiquiti UniFi Wi-Fi Access Point’s we were considering for the Automated Home created a lot of interest.  So now they’ve arrived we thought we’d join all the cool kids and post a quick Vine ‘unboxing’ (shudder) video showing the included ceiling mount hardware and PoE adaptor.. ubnt.com/unifi   :   Available from linitx.com Want More? – Follow […]

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Video: Lighting with Loxone

We’ve covered some in-depth Loxone Case Studies already, but here’s something really easy to digest.  The Loxone guys have put together a quick 90 second video showing their Miniserver set up to control lighting ‘scenes’.  With home automation systems like this you get much more than the ability to just remotely turn lights on and […]

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TWiT Demonstrates Google Glass – Home Automation Potential?

There have been plenty of Google Glass reviews already but last Sundays episode of ‘This Week in Tech’ provided one of the best insights yet into the product.  The $1,500 developer preview should be more like $200-$500 once it’s available as a consumer product in 2014.  But it’s going to require an adjustment to ‘social norms’ before we […]

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