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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 Amazon 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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Video: Clipsal Colour eDLT for C-Bus

A recent post on our C-Bus Forums highlighted a couple of new videos from Clipsal on their new eDLT (enhanced Dynamic Labelling Technology) switches… The best just got better with Clipsal’s eDLT (enhanced Dynamic Labelling Technology). The eDLT provides sophisticated and user friendly control of your C-Bus System and offers the ability to customise the colour […]

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Found Video: Entire Apartment Controlled by iPad

Here’s another video from Apple based Home Automation company Savant Systems.  This latest tour of their Soho apartment shows the technology integrated across the home.  Using the iPad to control itunes for whole house audio plus extensive lighting control too.  ‘True Image’ provides a photo of the apartment and touching the lamp in the photo controls that lamp. […]

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Video: Leo Laporte Reviews Belkin WeMo Home Automation Modules

Here’s a great little 6 minute video from our favourite tech podcaster Leo Laporte.  His TWiT network show ‘Before You Buy’ reviews new technology and Leo puts the Belkin system through its paces, demonstrating a setup using the WeMo Switch plus Motion movement sensor all controlled from an iPad (there’s an Android app in the works too). Leo also […]

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Video: Control4 Home Automation Haven in Notting Hill London

  Home owner and art lover Mark Christophers hired James Paul AV to install a Control4 system in this automated Bachelor Pad in London Mark Christophers (Homeowner) – “I love urban art, and I love twisted art. The stuff that people like or they’ll hate. I like stuff which is challenging, something a bit different. A sort of […]

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Video: CommandFusion Tutorial Designs GUI’s for iOS and Android Home Automation

CommandFusion are well known for their iViewer mobile home automation app. They’ve recently posted some useful links in our forums for a couple of video tutorials that give a good insight into their powerful guiDesigner software.  This is a Windows application that provides a CI or DIY installer a drag and drop environment to develop custom user interfaces that […]

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